Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Iwan Rheon: Viciously Adorable
PBS has been my gateway to enjoying many of the best of British sit-coms. Keeping Up Appearances, Vicar of Dibley and Are You Being Served were all shows I fist caught as a kid on PBS. This past Sunday, the networked premiered Vicious, the show featuring Freddie and Stuart, a gay couple who have been living, and fighting, together for nearly 50 years.
The show stars features Derek Jacobi and Ian McKellen as Freddie and Stuart and actress Frances de la Tour as their best friend Violet. Although the show was not especially great on the page, the actors, maybe especially Francis, made the 30 minutes fly by with their delivery. I know I have seen Frances before, but I cannot remember where, must have been her Harry Potter appearances but it has been awhile since I saw the films.
Rounding out the cast is an adorable actor many may know from Game Of Thrones and other projects Iwan Rheon. Iwan plays Ash, the cutie who moves into the flat above where Freddie and Stuart reside. Iwan throws the boys into a whirl when he arrives on the scene and it is no wonder. Iwan is a very appealing actor and his character very open to his slew of older new friends. The show began airing last year in the UK but has just now made it to our television screens. If you missed the first episode, PBS has the first two shows on line to preview HERE: