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Davies Family / Re: Mary Hodgson
« Last post by Sara72 on April 26, 2020, 05:16:21 PM »
Wonderful Andrew, thank you so much for posting.

Mary Dogdson's love for her mother is clear in her letters to her on the database. In one she clearly accompanied her letter with a cake from a department store. So sweet!

Also vital is how much the boys relied on her throughout their lives --- Michael wrote to her regularly, and Peter writing to her later in his own life shows how beloved she was to them. She certainly sounds like a remarkable woman, to start her own nursing home in such turbulent times.
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Davies Family / Re: Film about Davies boys
« Last post by Sara72 on April 26, 2020, 05:11:07 PM »
I see flashes of Barrie, maybe as an older man, in actor Anton Lesser.

To play Michael or George Llewelyn Davies, I can see David Oakes in that role, especially as a young man at Oxford.
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Davies Family / Re: Film about Davies boys
« Last post by 123throwaway on March 20, 2020, 05:15:33 PM »
I would love something new on the Davies boys. Personally I would prefer a limited series over a film as their lives would require hours to tell, I should think.

Have you given any thought as to which actors you’d like to play the boys? I myself could imagine Welsh actor Taron Egerton to play George and English actor Tom Holland to play Michael. They have some passing resemblance to each brother and are decent actors both. Their resemblance I made note of when I saw George’s 1914 photographs at Cambridge and Michael’s 1916 photograph for Pop at Eton. But these are only general musings, and surely if ever a film or a series were to be made I would like just anyone talented really. The actors are getting older and older to each play 21 year olds and older still if this ever gets put into production so I would like just anyone talented really, known star or no.
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JMBarrie / Barrie and Frohman plaque at the Savoy Grill
« Last post by mb0521 on March 14, 2020, 10:51:39 PM »
Does anybody know if the plaque is still on display at the Savoy Grill. What was their usual table?
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Davies Family / Re: Film about Davies boys
« Last post by mb0521 on March 14, 2020, 10:49:52 PM »
Hello Brutus. Yes, I have seen it and it is excellent. I thought that something that focused more on the boys would be interesting.
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Davies Family / Re: Film about Davies boys
« Last post by Brutus on March 14, 2020, 02:24:41 PM »
Well, there's Andrew Birkin's brilliant The Lost Boys TV drama which puts to shame Finding Neverland, which was a ridiculous travesty. No-one could outdo Ian Holm as JMB. If you haven't seen it yet, do!
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Davies Family / Film about Davies boys
« Last post by mb0521 on March 13, 2020, 10:00:35 PM »
Why hasn’t a film been made that focuses on the Davies boys and their relationship with Barrie. Such an interesting story. I know there have been films such as Finding Neverland but one that covers the period from Sylvia’s death to Michael’s death would be intriguing.
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JMBarrie / Re: Barrie’s box at the Duke of York’s
« Last post by Brutus on March 11, 2020, 10:10:27 AM »
There is a mention in Denis Mackail's biography of JMB (p458) that he sat "again behind his little curtain in Box F." As far as I can see, that's the only reference to a box at the theatre. Perhaps the Duke of York itself can help if you contact their archive department? Let us know if you find out more.
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JMBarrie / Barrie’s box at the Duke of York’s
« Last post by mb0521 on March 06, 2020, 10:55:26 PM »
Does anybody know the box that Barrie always used at the Duke of York’s Theatre? I read recently that he always used the same box but the box number may have changed. If I wanted to book a seat in the box for a performance which box would this be?
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Davies Family / Re: What Exactly Was Dark And Morbid About Rupert Buxton ?
« Last post by andrew on February 24, 2020, 08:17:34 PM »
Nothing, so far as anyone other than Boothby has ever alleged, and Nico was of the opinion that Boothby may well have been motivated by jealousy.
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