kindkit: The Second Doctor and Jamie clutch each other in panic; captioned "oh noes" (Doctor Who: Two/Jamie oh noes)
Did I really just watch an hour and a half of Dalton-era James Bond in order to see one minute of Christopher Neame?

(The answer, sadly, is yes. I somehow thought he had a more significant role in the film than being Agent 00Redshirt.)

And yet Licence to Kill is not actually the worst thing I've watched in the past two days due to my obsessive true and stalkery profound devotion to Mr. Neame. No, that would be Lust for a Vampire, his first film role, from 1970. Lust for a Vampire is a Hammer film that purports to be a horror story, but mostly is about T&A and extremely soft-core porn, with a little female bisexuality, of the "titillate the men" school of Film Lesbianism, thrown in for good measure. Neame is in it for, oh, a good six minutes. (And the filmmakers' tragic inability to move beyond the [heterosexual] male gaze means that he is not at any point in any way naked. *sigh* It is very wrong of exploitation cinema not to exploit pretty boys equally, damn it!)

Because I am me, I made screencaps.

Click here for what I hope you have come to expect from my Neame-related posts, namely male pulchritude and ridiculous costuming )
kindkit: Images of Mycroft's tie, eyes, and cane. (Sherlock: Mycroft is proper)
Welcome to another installment of "Christopher Neame wears interesting hats." This time, he's in Romeo and Juliet (and is very good in it--this and Colditz are the best acting I've seen from him). R&J is among my least favorite Shakespeare plays, so I confess to mostly only watching the scenes he was in and screencapping them for your delectation.

pics below the cut )

fan mail?

Jun. 22nd, 2012 09:29 pm
kindkit: The Fifth Doctor looks at Turlough from a distance. (Doctor Who: Five and Turlough distant)
I am thinking of writing a fan letter to Christopher Neame, erstwhile star of Colditz. (If you've somehow missed this burgeoning obsession of mine, you can use my Christopher Neame tag to find out more.) The internet has provided me with his agent's fan mail address, which hopefully is up to date.

I feel awkward about it, though. I'd try to write a sensible letter omitting some of the, er, creepier aspects of my fannishness (i.e. talking about his work and not how hot he was back in the 1970s). But then I find myself unsure what to say, or whether it's even possible to write a fan letter without feeling like an obsessive weirdo.

And so I turn to your collective wisdom in my first ever DreamWidth poll. Comments welcome, results not anonymous.

The poll's second question is unrelated to Christopher Neame, but quite related to what I've been cooking lately, which I plan to post about eventually.

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 30

1) Writing a fan letter to a mostly-obscure actor would be:

View Answers

Awesome! He'll be glad to know he still has fans.
14 (48.3%)

Nice, although you might want to mention his work that's less than forty years old.
15 (51.7%)

Pointless. Actors don't care about fan mail.
0 (0.0%)

Cringe-makingly nerdy.
0 (0.0%)

This is bordering on stalker territory, Kit.
0 (0.0%)

0 (0.0%)

Something else, which I may elaborate on in comments.
0 (0.0%)

2) Curry?

View Answers

7 (24.1%)

4 (13.8%)

Other curry-producing cuisine
1 (3.4%)

I don't like curry
1 (3.4%)

I don't like spicy food
3 (10.3%)

ALL your curries are belong to me!
13 (44.8%)

kindkit: Third Doctor, captioned: dedicated follower of fashion (Doctor Who: Three fashionable)
Have some more pictures of Christopher Neame! First, a few from the 1983 miniseries The Cleopatras, in which he played Mark Antony. I'm afraid the image quality is not great because they're from a VHS rip.

Sometimes he wears a diadem, sometimes he doesn't wear much at all. Nor do the people in the background. NSFW. )
kindkit: Third Doctor, captioned: dedicated follower of fashion (Doctor Who: Three fashionable)
Have another picture of Christopher Neame in an astonishing hat. This one's from "Shada," the unaired 1980 Doctor Who story written by Douglas Adams:

must be clicked to be believed )
kindkit: A late-Victorian futuristic zeppelin. (Default)
I'm skimming through random shows with Christopher Neame in them. Here's a screenshot from an episode of The Protectors, which aired in 1974. Neame played a baddie in stylin' 1970s fashions (and, from what I could tell, the same car as Peter Guillam in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy).

Awesome image below the cut is awesome )


kindkit: A late-Victorian futuristic zeppelin. (Default)

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