I’ve noticed you’re acquainted with Trollope’s work. Have you ever seen the BBC production of The Barchester Chronicles?
I was amazed with Donald Pleasance after seeing this series, as in my mind he was always the über-baddie or creepy role in films like Fantastic Voyage, You Only Live Twice, etc. Watching him as the Rev. Septimus Harding, playing his “air-cello” at times of distress, was just so affecting and charming. He was a revelation.
Nigel Hawthorne as Deacon Grantly, and Alan Rickman as the vile Obadiah Slope; both are brilliantly sneaky.