Tim Burton + Johnny Depp
He’s a brilliant actor. He’s not out to create
a fan base for himself, or to simply select
work based on salary.
(Johnny Depp Zone)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl + soundtrack (½)
s/o to the artists on tumblr that spend hours making art and only get three notes if theyre lucky. youre still awesome and your art is still fantastic
Actor David Suchet was taught how to eat a mango in ‘polite company’ by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. On May 2 1990 Suchet was at a private lunch at Buckingham Palace, per the Queen’s invitation. It was his 44th Birthday. He discovered the Queen likes to invite people from all walks of life whom she finds interesting.
During lunch, Suchet was served a mango and suffering from an acute attack of nerves, he turned to Prince Philip, confessing he didn’t have the slightest idea how to deal with the fruit. That provoked an enourmous laugh from Prince Philip, who replied immediately, ‘Well, let me show you,’ and demonstrated what exactly one should do. Suchet was relieved he wasn’t left floundering and was now able to eat the fruit in front of him.
Later that day he told the story to Brian Eastman, the producer of Agatha Christie’s Poirot, and asked him if they could include it in the episode they were soon to film, 3×09: The Theft of the Royal Ruby.
“We sent a copy of the finished film to Buckingham Palace on DVD, and I’m thrilled to say that it became the late Queen Mother’s favourite film. Indeed, whenever I’ve met the Duke of Edinburgh since that lunch, he always calls me ‘the mango man’.” – David Suchet, Poirot and Me
Wow, I’m amazed by the response to the post. 3400 notes in 3 weeks is jaw-dropping to me because my Agatha Christie’s Poirot gif sets never get the amount of notes, we’re a small fandom, but your likes and reblogs, and David Suchet’s great story about the origin of this “Easter Egg” scene, made it all possible. Thank you so very much! All the Royals themed blogs, hellooo! I loved reading the tags and comments on food etiquette and how this was the first time many of you learnt about eating mangoes. It was a first for me, too. Poirot’s a good teacher. 😀
Thank you again! I’m happy David’s Poirot is so adored and fondly remembered. David is a sweet man and he’d be delighted you love his story and have learnt new things from it. 🙂