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Tom Hollander's unworldly vicar, star of his 'dramedy' Rev, has become one of TV's most lovable comic characters
I meet Tom Hollander at London's Old Vic, where he's starring in A Flea in Her Ear by the French playwright Georges Feydeau, who is remembered (if not in my house) for his hilarious farces. "The perfect Christmas show," he says with a smile. But we are here to talk about something else: the acclaimed Rev, one of the year's big TV comedies, in which Hollander played the wide-eyed vicar of an inner-city parish in London.
Critics have fallen over themselves with love for the series and for Hollander's character, Adam Smallbone, vicar of St Saviour's in the Marshes. Lily Allen tweeted about it. The Archbishop of Canterbury declared it "rather good". Euan Ferguson, of this newspaper, said: "If this isn't recommissioned, I'll have a boob job." There's a 2.2 million BBC »
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Q: Remember the old expression that after a nuclear holocaust, the only thing living will be cockroaches and Cher? I think we can also add Ugly Betty hottie Christopher Gorham (“Henry”) to their ranks. How many series has been in now? – Blue, Milwaukee, Mi
A: By my count, at least eight: Popular, Odyssey 5, Jake 2.0, Medical Investigation, Ugly Betty, Harper’s Island, and a new show, Covert Affairs, running right now on the USA Network. And this doesn’t include his multiple-episode gigs on Party of Five and Felicity.
What the secret to his success? He doesn’t have a clue, but he is »
2 items from 2010
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