Saturday, December 10, 2011
Liberal MPs in the movies
Make Mine Mink from 1960 is a pretty dire film, despite some nice Terry-Thomas moments and an interesting cast including Billie Whitelaw, Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Williams, Jack Hedley (the senior British officer in the Colditz television series) and a young Peter Vaughan.
But another bit player really grabs the Liberal viewer's attention. Because, yes, that is Clement Freud, later to be Liberal MP for the Isle of Ely from 1973 to 1987, behind the Bonkeresque moustache.
So did any other Liberal MPs appear on screen?
This blog has already recorded one other example from a far more distinguished film. Cecil Beresford Ramage, later to play the Crown Counsel in Kind Hearts and Coronets, was Liberal MP for Newcastle West between 1923 and 1924.
Over to you, readers...