The missing link.

Tonight I watched the ITV production of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey.  I thought that it was generally good (I’m something of a closeted Austen fan), but I was distracted by actor William Beck, who played John Thorpe.


This is William Beck.


And this is him in character in Northanger Abbey.

Now, look at this man.  He looks familiar doesn’t he?  I first thought that he was a comic actor and then part of a musical duo but then I realised that he was the offspring of both.  For William Beck, also known for his stellar work in The Bill, is in fact the child of:


Robert Webb…


…and Jemaine Clement.

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