Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Diary of a glass-half-empty person 28: Lord John Marbury

Okay, Okay I know I'm only up to season 3 of The West Wing but I just can't believe that Lord John Marbury called Lagavulin an 'Izz-Lay' malt! I had the actor down as one of those US phoney-Brits until I realised it was Roger Rees. Well, I can forgive him for mispronouncing 'Eye-Lay' or 'Ee-Lay' (the name 'Islay' is from the Gaelic 'Ile') then because he's actually Welsh.

He's not the only Welsh actor to be doing well in the USA, by the way. How many people know that Agent Rigsby in The Mentalist is played by Welshman Owain Yeoman?

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