Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Matyelok Gibbs

I saw Harry Potter VII/1 twice. I wanted to see Aunt Muriel again. She has a brief scene in the wedding tent, but the actress eats up the screen and she seemed familiar. That voice! The face! Where had I seen her before? Ah ha! Matyelok Gibbs played Andre Cassell's secretary, Miss Selma in Victor:Victoria. She was mesmerizing in that role and it was probably just as long a screen appearance as Aunt Muriel's. She was Miss Wiggins in Miss Potter; although not a speaking role, her presence is unforgettable. An actress who can command the screen while sharing the stage with Julie Andrews, Renee Zellweger, Robert Preston, Ewan McGregor, a wizenmarque of magical beings, and an equilibrist named LaClou is a powerful performer. Brava, Matyelok Gibbs!

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