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Harold Pinter mystery
28. Feb 2019 at 19:57
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Here is the DVD sleeve for the 5-disc box set of "Pinter at the BBC":

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What I'd like to know is: who are these two boys (twins, by the looks of them) who grace the cover, and which production were they in? Any ideas?

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The plays included in the box set are:
    The Tea Party (Charles Jarrot, 1965)
    A Slight Ache (Christopher Morahan, 1967)
    A Night Out (Christopher Morahan, 1967)
    The Basement (Charles Jarrot, 1967)
    Monologue (Christopher Morahan, 1973)
    Old Times (Christopher Morahan, 1975)
    The Hothouse (Harold Pinter, 1982)
    Landscape (Kenneth Ives, 1983)
    The Birthday Party (Kenneth Ives, 1987)
    Mountain Language (Harold Pinter, 1988)

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On a completely unrelated note, the magnificent "Khrustalyov, My Car!" (1998) is being released on blu-ray by Arrow at the end of April, with a whole lot of extras included. Marvellous!

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Re: Harold Pinter mystery
Reply #1 - 02. Mar 2019 at 17:43
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I believe they are Peter & Robert Bartlett, playing the roles of Tom and John in Tea Party. Robert Bartlett later appeared in Oliver! Nice quote from a New Yorker review:

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Sisson's two sons, giving him the deadpan treatment that little boys have been inflicting on their elders from time immemorial, seem as eerie as characters out of a ghost story.


In a theater version of this play, the roles of Tom and John were performed by boy actors Darel Glaser and Michael Kearney.
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Re: Harold Pinter mystery
Reply #2 - 02. Mar 2019 at 18:07
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Thanks! I believe you're right, even though IMDb lists Peter Bartlett's date of birth as 1927 - somehow I don't think the lad in that photo is 38 years old! However, IMDb has a tendency to conflate the acting careers of unrelated actors who happen to share the same name, and I reckon this is what has happened in this instance.
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Reply #3 - 05. Mar 2019 at 13:34
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***UPDATE***

I managed to get a nice, sharp picture of this cutting, which confirms the IDs of the boys.

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Reply #4 - 04. Apr 2019 at 20:10
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"Tea Party" added, with Gallery of Bartlett brothers:



  
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