I think this Gatiss Wenesday tumblr needs a reminder that this exists - so say huzzah for Mark’s appearance on Psychobitches, and if you haven’t seen his turn as Joan Crawford before then today is your lucky Wednesday.
Psychobitches was a series directed (and part written) by Jeremy Dyson, who clearly had Mark in mind when he needed someone to play a brilliantly scathing take on the queen of the silver screen. It featured Rebecca Front as an impassive therapist with a parade of troubled historical female figures for patients - ranging from the insufferably kooky Audrey Hepburn to a uniquely in-your-face take on Mary Shelley to the squabbling Bronte sisters.
Mark appeared in the first episode in three sketches alongside Frances Barber, with the pair of them portraying the winningly hostile Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. Their characters had a legendary Hollywood feud which comes out in the sketches in escalating catty one-upmanship and childish bickering, deteriorating into actual physical violence. It makes you gasp, it makes you snicker, it makes you collapse in fits of giggles. And as ever Mark’s facial expressions are worth the price of admission in themselves:
The full episode is viewable on Dropbox here, or if you want to just see the relevant sketches on YouTube the first is here, the second is here and third here. Enjoy! A second series is in the works but no news yet on whether Joan & Bette will be returning to ramp up their vendetta any further.
[And League fans sadly Steve’s turn as Dian Fossey doesn’t seem to be available anywhere but the creepily Jimmy Savile-like Mother Shipton might be familiar to you…]
- two bloggers in same room: you should reblog that so i can reblog it
chatting about doing postgraduate with mumma and dad really reminds me I need to decide pretty soon which it’s gonna be…new zealand or more education?
in which Totoro boops Mana Ashida on the head.
Japanese child actress Mana was embarrassed that she couldn’t pronounce Guillermo Del Toro’s name so he gave her special permission to call him “Totoro-san” instead.
OMG HE’S TOTORO
NEVER NOT REBLOG GUILLERMO DEL TOTORO