small world

today my child within needed some attention, so I dug out an old kids-movie I had not seen for years and years, willy wonka and the chocolate factory from 1971 (with gene wilder as willy wonka) and this man appeared! had to go and make sure on imdb, and YES, it is the guy from RWT, his name is David Battley and apparently he passed away in 2003, so RIP on him.
and on imdb I also saw that tim brooke-taylor is in the movie, so its more than just one python-connection.
and now I have to go and see the rest of the movie if I can spot tim. :)
just HAD to make this post

EDIT: I found tim too, and that picture is for laura. :)

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mrsCutout: Oh! YES! It's realy him!! I had no idea!! At all!! Time to watch it again!!Love the film btw! And Gene!!

the_thina at 5:42 am December 19

same here, even if I have had that movie for a long long time. but it was a fun suprice! :)
and yes, gene is absolutely wonderfull!

Lvndr HppE: Wait. What role did Tim have? I knew about David. Actually recognized him the first time I saw Rutland from Willy Wonka. He did a fantastic job as the teacher.

thewastelandr at 6:41 pm December 16

Wasn't he a computer operator or something?? Thina will have to verify that...

the_thina at 5:39 am December 19

yes, he had a computor that would help him find a golden ticket, but the computor didnt want to help him at all. haha

Lvndr HppE at 10:11 am December 18

{searches mind} Oh, yeah! He was really funny in that scene!

Lvndr HppE at 10:14 am December 18

OMJohn Cleese! I was watching the final episode of Almost the Truth, and Tim was at Graham's funeral.

thewastelandr: Sorry to post twice...

thewastelandr: YAY!!!!! Tim has the smallest part in that movie but he's wonderful as always!!! Thanks for the picture - I had totally forgotten he was in that movie! <3

the_thina at 5:49 pm December 15

maybe its time for you to see it as well? :)

thewastelandr at 6:41 pm December 16

Yes!! Time for a re-watch! The past couple times I've seen the new version with Johnny Depp which is great, but nothing beats Gene Wilder!!!

the_thina at 7:26 am December 17

I think burton is a genious, and that willy wonka played by depp is closer to how wonka was in the book. but I do love gene wilder, thats why I dug out the movie in the first place.

thewastelandr: YAY!!!!! Tim has the smallest part in that movie but he's wonderful as always!!! Thanks for the picture - I had totally forgotten he was in that movie! <3