Inspector Morse "Cherubim & Seraphim" accent

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Moira
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Inspector Morse "Cherubim & Seraphim" accent

Post by Moira » Wed May 09, 2007 7:37 pm

Is that JI's original Liverpool (Liverpudlian?) accent in the show? I'm lousy at identifying UK accents.

I see he had a thing for baseball caps even back then. Unless it was his costumer's idea.

For several years I volunteered helping sick, injured and orphaned animals return to the wild. I pay attention to how actors treat animals in films. JI handled the lab rats very kindly! :D

The episode was a weird 80s flashback, but despite it being typically excellent and typically depressing Inspector Morose --I mean, Morse-- it was great to see JI in an early role.

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Post by Helen8 » Thu May 10, 2007 11:02 am

Correcto! That's Liverpudlian.

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Post by lyra70 » Fri May 11, 2007 12:35 pm

The episode was a weird 80s flashback, but despite it being typically excellent and typically depressing Inspector Morose --I mean, Morse-- it was great to see JI in an early role
Now now Moira - don't you be dissing my Morse! I just love me some John Thaw. My husband and I started borrowing these from our local library last fall as an alternative to the dreck on tv (we don't get any movie channels and don't follow most shows because we can't stay in the loop. We must be the only two people on earth who have never seen an episode of "Lost" or "24). Anyway we have been slowly renting one every couple of weeks or so and I am eagerly awaiting till we get to "the one with Jason". I was seriously upset when I found out John Thaw was no longer living. :-(

Do you know that Danny Boyle ("Trainspotting") wrote a few of these - they have been the best ones so far. I wonder if he wrote "Cherabim and Seraphim"...

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Post by Moira » Fri May 11, 2007 8:35 pm

lyra70 wrote:Now now Moira - don't you be dissing my Morse!...
Your Morse? I was a fan of the Inspector before he was ever on film!

I'd never diss Morose. But you can't deny the shows could get depressing! I own them all on VHS (my favorites being the ones with JI and Philip Quast), and I once made the mistake of having a Morse Maranthon with a couple friends. By the end of the evening we didn't know whether we'd enjoyed ourselves or wanted to drink ourselves to death.

I miss John Thaw. I would have loved to have seen him on stage, doing Shakespeare.

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