Maurice (which gets better every time I see it - it's just a lovely piece of film-making; Carol before Carol) for a Q&A with director James Ivory and cinematographer Pierre Lhomme (see a picture I took of them here).
oh Scudder) goes to London to chase after Maurice (James Wilby) and end up wandering around a museum. While there Maurice bumps into an old teacher of his called Mr. Ducie (played by Simon Callow). Mr. Ducie is there with his family, and when we saw his wife (at least I assume it was his wife, but we'll get to that in a second) I had a fucking "EUREKA IN THE BATHTUB" moment.
I leaned over to my boyfriend and whispered (well I thought I was whispering but he told me later they could've probably heard me five blocks away) 'THAT'S DEIDRE CHAMBERS!!!"
What a coincidence!
For those of you unfortunate folks who have no idea what I'm talking about, Deidre Chambers (played by Gennie Nevinson) is a character -- excuse me, a beauty consultant -- in the 1994 masterpiece Muriel's Wedding, one of my top five favorite movies of all time and quite possibly the movie I have watched more than any other. Deidre is one of my favorite characters in a film rich with incredible creations - I know from Deidre Chambers!
IMDb page for Maurice. And Maurice isn't listed on Gennie Nevinson's IMDb page either! The character of "Mrs. Ducie" is a character in EM Forster's book Maurice though, according to Goodreads, so I assume that that woman we see, even though not named, is indeed Mrs. Ducie. I checked the credits of Maurice...
I AM NOT NUTS I AM RIGHT I SWEAR IT!!!
HOW CAN I FIND THIS OUT???
ETA the above screenshot (click to embiggen) is from a Muriel's Wedding edition of "Where Are They Now?" on a Toni Collette website which MNPP reader Daniel, my forever hero, dug up, and as you can see it lists Maurice as one of Gennie's credits. I'm not sure of their sourcing but I assume they had one, but either way the mere (dare I say) coincidence of them mentioning Maurice and me being convinced that's her is enough to seal the deal from where I'm standing. HOORAY FOR CLOSURE!!!