I would definitely have to disagree. I am a big fan of Marsden's Dalgliesh.
That was what drew me to watch Sandbaggers the first time. His skill in
playing two such very different men amazed me. Dalgliesh IS the poet and
detective as P.D. James wrote him, his voice usually quiet and firm, while
Neil is an absolute bastard, unscrupulous and excitable. Imagine Dalgliesh
speaking to HIS secretary the way Neil does?
>There's a wonderful 9 episode series called Airline, in which Marsden is
>a pilot trying to survive after WWII - a Yorkshireman, and all the
>accents are *thick*. He has hair, and is physically very flexible, his
>character laughs and dances and smiles - almost didn't recognize him.
>Just goes to how he is an *actor* and Dalgleish and Burnside are not the
>limits of his range.
He also made an appearance in the Survivors and it was only his voice that
gave him away. Long-haired, dirty and very evil -- even his facial
expressions were unrecognizable -- a completely different side. As you
said, Nicole, an *Actor*!
One of the symptoms of impending nervous breakdown is the belief that
your work is terribly important.