Huithapeli

Are we all aware that the chess guy with the chin was Mark Gatiss?

ikuyootori:

fruutcat:

I was wikipeding the episode and saw his name in the cast and I was like wat

WHUT.

Right. I went and checked and it’s true. The credits in the episode itself claimed Rondo Haxton, but the BBC website says Gatiss. (Proof. Click the Credits bit.) I can’t stop laughing.

Apparently after Rondo Hatton, a B-movie actor who was quite a looker as a result of acromegaly.

Apparently it’s also a very obscure Sherlock Holmes reference, as this forum thread would suggest. Hatton played the Haxton creeper in The Pearl of Death, a Rathbone film from 1944.

The Mofftiss is being confusing again. I bet they’re having a laugh.

And now that I’ve given up laughing for linking, have a Tardis Wiki page as well.

(And also an afterthought: The Golem in Sherlock bears remarkable similarities. Great Game was penned by Gatiss, wasn’t it? Seems to be a running joke.)

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