The 23rd Earl of Leete shares brief moments of his life, the truth behind his family estate and his particular glorious moment when he murdered his wife and his brother.

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The 23rd Earl of Leete shares brief moments of his life, the truth behind his family estate and his particular glorious moment when he murdered his wife and his brother.

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1 August 1993 (Finland)  »

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Also included as an extra on the Criterion Collection DVD of Topsy-Turvy (1999). It was during the making of this film that Mike Leigh and Jim Broadbent first discussed making a movie about Gilbert and Sullivan. See more »

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23rd Earl of Leete: [on his father] He hanged himself from this tree. It was three days before he was found and the sad thing is no one have missed him. Oh look, some of the rope is still here. It's rather gruesome.
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Featured in Two Mikes Don't Make a Wright (1993) See more »

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Had me in stitches of laughter
21 January 2005 | by (Newcastle, Australia) – See all my reviews

Brendan summed it up nicely but it doesn't stress how funny this short really is.

This is a must see short film that you will never forget and be forever quoting.

All I can add is to persevere through the seemingly boring long opening of a documentary on a British aristocrat land owner talking about the values of family tradition, increasing ones land, and finding a fine wife; before you know it you will find that this is no ordinary Earl (or is he!?!?)

Jim Broadbent at his best!


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