Sunday, January 13, 2008

Evidence #513 that I'm an Austen Geek

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!

1 comment:

ibmiller said...

My goodness, I'm jealous. Ciaran Hinds is one of my favorite actors, and I love that he was so appreciative of Amanda Root's wonderful performance.