Thursday, August 05, 2010

Miller's at it again... - Commented News Item

(...) Miller's latest diatribe – he admitted he hadn't felt the need to go to see a play in the West End for ten years – follows an earlier broadside against David Tennant. Miller suggested the actor had only been cast as Hamlet a couple of years ago because he was "that man from Doctor Who."

You all know I consider David to be an excellent actor, if not the best actor around (and I'm not afraid to admit it!), so I just can't just lay down and repeatedly read articles about this man saying that he was only cast as Hamlet because he was the Doctor at the time. FYI, Mr. Miller, David has an extensive Shakespeare career, one many should envy - if you had only bothered to check his theatre work BEFORE Doctor Who, you would have acknowledged his talent and all his achievements, theatre-wise, while he was still incredibly young. He works for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and if you're bashing this incredibly versatile actor I can only perceive you are only bashing the Company itself, which is, for somebody "who enjoys theatre plays", as somebody once put it about your "situation", unacceptable. This sort of 'whining' is childish and immature: if you don't want to go to the theatre anymore, fine, that's up to you, but don't blame those who go and, contrary to your opinion, realise how magnificent these productions, their cast included, are. You don't know what you are missing. And that is it.

(I apologise for my bluntness: this is just my opinion and you are free to disagree.)

1 comment:

develish1 said...

and don't forget Fran, all this comes from a guy who cast Joanna Lumley in a lead role in one of his plays. I think that pretty much says it all, don't you?

Miller is just a media whore these days, anything to get attention because he's not in the spot light so much any more. Pathetic.