Austin Redux

Paul Andinach pandinac at
Thu Jun 7 08:04:34 EDT 2001

On Thu, 7 Jun 2001, Liz Ottosson wrote:

> > > Phyllida Law has played the mother figure, if not biological
> > > mother, to Emma Thompson in a couple of films, including Much
> > > Ado About Nothing (one of my favourite films as a teenager) and
> > > The Winter Guest. 
> >
> > Who is she in Much Ado About Nothing (still one of my favourite films)?

> I've forgotten her name, but I think she's the housekeeper, who is
> flirted with by Brian Blessed during the masked revels called in
> honour of the arrival of the Prince.

A character I shall keep in reserve for next time my sister complains
that every movie character with her name is a bitch, a witch, or a

"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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