I have been linking the titles of these posts to whatever I addressed the nation about on the same day last year for a while now. Actually the trail goes back to 2018 and has informed me that four years ago yesterday (Icons passim) I went to see Peter Gill's The York Realist at the Donmar. I had never even met him then. I only introduced myself when I had aspirant actress nieces knocking on the doors of drama schools. That seems a long time ago. We went for a coffee after Sainsburys, at Cafe Plum yesterday. (Munster Road; how could my 100% Irish DNA resist?)
Anyway, and I hope this goes some way towards explaining the video above, Jonathan Bailey the star of season 2 of Bridgerton, Netflix's global smash, was in the York Realist though - to be honest - I don't think I would recognise him if I saw him walking down the street. Now he is a hot property it seems, and apparently not short of a bob or two, he has bought the screen rights to Peter's play. Wouldn't it be cool if the movie happened?