Saturday, March 2, 2013
Handcuff him Chief Inspector!
15. There is no Mr Memory in the novel, but he is based on a real-life character.
16. Hitchhcock’s birthday was the 13 August
17. Hitchcock was a mean practical joker. He handcuffed Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll together for their very first scene and then “lost” the key for over an hour.
18. During World War One, Buchan worked for the British War Propaganda Bureau and as a war correspondent for The Times, before joining the Intelligence Corps in France. It was during the first few months of the war that, whilst confined to a bed and recovering from illness, Buchan wrote his most famous novel, "The Thirty-Nine Steps", which was subsequently published in 1915.
19. In the spring of 1915, Buchan became one of five journalists attached to the British Army, responsible for writing articles for both The Times and the Daily News.
20. Buchan won the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.
21. Patrick Barlow appeared in the Rolo television commercial where a honeymooning couple are travelling on a train with a love heart drawn on the carriage window in the condensation. There is one last Rolo left in the wrapper and they are both smiling at each other all lovey-dovey. They go through a tunnel, he looks at the sweet, not there! He looks at his wife who is chewing the last sweet innocently; he angrily wipes the love heart from the window. He didn't love her enough to save her his last Rolo!
22. Patrick Barlow was Bridget Jones’s mother’s love interest in the film Bridget Jones’s Diary.
23. Barlow also starred in Notting Hill, and Shakespeare in Love as Will Kemp.
24. Another leading role of Barlow was as Toad in The Wind in The Willows at the National Theatre.
25. There are 686,000 entries with Patrick Barlow in them on Google.
26. There are 1,480,000 for Alfred Hitchcock.