michael_churchill wrote: ↑08 Jun 2020, 09:47
What connects the following TV characters?
- Mike Hannigan in 'Friends', played by Paul Rudd (eventually married Phoebe)
- Ted Mosby in 'How I Met Your Mother', played by Josh Radnor
- Judith Harper in 'Two And A Half Men', played by Marin Hinkle (Alan's ex-wife and Jake's mother)
- Nathan Petrelli in 'Heroes', played by Adrian Pasdar
michael_churchill wrote: ↑21 Aug 2020, 09:52
What is (very specifically) common about the roles played by Alice Eve in the movie "She's Out Of My League" and by Benedict Cumberbatch in the TV series "Sherlock"?
No responses on either of these, so I'll give you the answers. They're sort of related as they both concern who plays the mother.
For the first question, those character's mothers were all played by the same actress, Cristine Rose (sometimes credited as Christine). The biggest role was Angela Petrelli in 'Heroes', which you may be re-watching on BBC2! But, she also played the mother of the other three characters as well!
For the second question, those character's parents were played by the actor's real-life parents. In "She's Out Of My League", the parents of Alice Eve's character, Molly, were played by Trevor Eve (Shoestring / Waking The Dead) and Sharon Maughan (Holby City / Gold Blend coffee adverts). In "Sherlock", Mr. and Mrs. Holmes, parents of Sherlock, Mycroft (and Eurus) are played by Benedict Cumberbatch's parents, Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham.