Titan, on 17 June 2013 - 11:17 AM, said:
I sort of agree, I was left at a loss as to what was so amazing in his portrayal. Dont get me wrong, he was very good, but it was nothing I couldnt imagine plenty of others doing. And from what ive heard, all replacements have been just as good, if not better.
Exactly. It is a plum role for any actor and he was OK in it. He just didn't strike me as a natural comic actor, I can't immediately think of who could have played it better but by comic (stage) actors I mean the likes of Simon Russell-Beale, Richard Griffiths, Alastair Sim, Harry Melling, James Corden, Mark Gatiss and so on. The top-rank classical actors can do it too, the likes of McKellen and Jacobi, but as we saw from BC's next role that category doesn't include him either.