Welcome to my blog. I write about fitting in, sticking out, and missing the motherland as a serial foreigner.


Your enjoyment of this post probably depends on 1. you having watched the old-school The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe on PBS as a kid, and 2. your affinity for that "where have I seen this actor/actress before?" game. I love that game and I love playing it as long as possible before resorting to imdb to confirm.

Anyway, YOU GUYS. My childhood and my adulthood TV viewing habits just collided in an awesome way. The girls were watching The Silver Chair (Wonderworks or whoever produced The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Prince Caspian, and The Silver Chair in addition to TLTWATW) and I sat with them for a while. And I saw this:

As Magdalena would say, "Recognize???" I'll give you a moment.

Yes, it is none other than our beloved Mrs. Patmore from Downton Abbey! Back in the day, she was the Giant Queen in The Silver Chair!

That's not all. When I went to imdb to confirm, I saw that she was the iconic Mrs. Beaver in TLTWATW, too.

This is even better than that time that Jeremy and I figured out that Carson was in Top Secret. Or the fact that that's Angela Lansbury in The Court Jester.

My life is complete.

February 21st, outsourced

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