Gosford Park is a 2001 British mystery comedy-drama film directed by Robert Altman and written by Julian Fellowes.

It stars so many people from the UK that we know. Dame Helen Mirren, Dame Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Kristin Scott Thomas and many many more! There are so many Fandom connections here I can’t begin to list them all. This is our Friday night movie.


When Fandoms Collide – The King’s Speech


There are all sorts of fandom connections in “The King’s Speech”.

Colin Firth – Mr. Darcy, BBC Production of Pride and Prejudice

Geoffrey Rush – Barbossa,  PIrates of the Caribbean

Helena Bonham Carter – Bellatrix Lestrange, Harry Potter; The Red Queen, Alice in Wonderland

Sir. Derek Jacobi – Doctor Who

Jennifer Ehle – Elizabeth Bennet,  BBC Production of Pride and Prejudice

Michael Gambon – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter; Elliot Sardick, Doctor Who

Claire Bloom – The Woman in End of Time Doctor Who

Timothy Spall – Peter Petigrew, Harry Pottter

It’s amazing the talent in this movie. A stellar cast gives you one great motion picture experience. No wonder it won an Academy Award for Best Picture as well as a BAFTA for Best Picture.


Doctor Who: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship – What is not to like about this upcoming episode. This episode has a serious Harry Potter connection with Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley) and David Bradley (Argus Filch) guest starring. Sherlock is represented too with Rupert Graves who plays DI Lestrade. With a cast like that you can’t go wrong. It promises to be action-packed.