"At every step you make me digress;
today I do not know whither I am destined."
Isn't it marvelous. Dame Judy makes me feel as though I am hearing it for the first time. Beautiful staging too. Thank you.Carole
I love Judy Dench. I just think she's marvellous. Is the actor with her the chap from "Vandervalk"?
Dame Judi is marvellous indeed and an inspiration to us as we attempt to grow gracefully older!I have tried to discover who the actor is in the scene but he gets no credit on any of the reviews of that 2008 concert. I don't think it is Barry Foster from the Van der Valk series but I may be mistaken. I'll keep searching.
I think it might be David Kernan. He has done a lot of Sondheim.Carole
I think you are probably right, Carole. I remember him as a very handsome young man, forgetting that he has grown older, too!
Lovely Thank you!
Yes, I remember David Kernan as a handsome young man too....he's still doing well in the ageing game though, isn't he?
P.S That last post was me again....Carole. !
Barry Foster (a great favourite of mine) died in 2002http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0287687/
Breussel, thank you for that information about the gorgeous Barry Foster. I feel confident that Carole has correctly identified the singer in the clip as David Kernan.
Carole is absolutely right. Check out this page devoted to Dame Judy: http://www.djdchronology.com/jukeboxmusic.htm(scroll down to Recitals/Public Performances)
Sorry, the end of the url got cut off. It should be:http://www.djdchronology.com/jukeboxmusic.htm(when you copy and paste, take out the space before jukeboxmusic).
Bruessel, what a wonderful site - I have bookmarked it for lots of future visits. Have you watched the 16 going on 17 clip? It is so funny.
I've never, ever heard such a moving rendition of this song. There's something about an older person doing it that makes it perfect. And my God, she acted the words - not something that many singers can do. It felt like she meant them, that they weren't just words in a song. Oh, a wonderful four minutes, Maureen. Thank you so much.
Yes indeed, Nan, you feel there is a whole story behind the song. I just love Dame Judi.
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