Tipping the Velvet

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Title
Tipping the Velvet (E1)

Role
Freddy

Date
09 Oct 2002

Broadcast
BBC Two

Other Cast Members
Rachael Stirling, Keeley Hawes, Anna Chancellor

Director
Geoffrey Sax

Review
Tipping the Velvet | Media | The Guardian

Plot Summary

Dramatised from Sarah Waters’ acclaimed debut novel, “Tipping the Velvet” tells the story of Nancy Astley (Rachael Stirling), a young girl who works as cook and waitress in her Father’s seaside restaurant – that is until she witnesses the extraordinary performance of a new-to-town male impersonator – Kitty Butler (Keeley Hawes) – and begins to undergo a complete life transformation. Suddenly whipped up – and quickly flung down – by her love affair with Kitty, she experiences both euphoria and deep disillusion as she embarks on a seven-year journey of self-discovery – finally realizing that a life of sensation just isn’t enough. – IMDb

About Benedict
主人公 Nan に思いを寄せる青年 Freddy の役。出演シーンはごくわずか。手をつないで一緒に海辺を散歩するだけの付き合いを変えようと、うち捨てられたボートの中で Nan にキス以上の関係を迫るが応じてもらえず、不満が募るという役どころ。何とか yes と言わせようと熱心に口説くたびに拒まれてムスッとふくれっ面になる Freddy に対し、もどかしいやらかわいそうやら… と思っているうちに出番は終了。ぷっくぷくのほっぺが初々しくて愛らしくて魅力的だが、こうして好きな人の昔を見るのは何とも照れくさい。

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