Yes, that' Ciaran Hinds' autograph on the cover of my "Persuasion" '95 DVD. I was fortunate enough to see him perform in "The Seafarer" on Broadway recently (amazing performance), and after the show, I waited outside the stagedoor in the freezing cold with a friend hoping to catch a glimpse of him. We were the only ones waiting.
After a few minutes, he came out. I asked if he would sign my Playbill and then if he would sign my DVD. From his reaction, I may be the first person to have ever asked him to do that. He was incredibly kind and as he wrote across Amanda Root's back, he said, "Amanda's lovely in this, isn't she?" to which I heartily agreed. I was then giddy for about two hours.
I am such a geek!