…urable in himself, the stammering English aristocrat who can only play the comedy of embarrassment. The comedy of embarrassment appears to mock, but surreptitiously justifies, the social codes of the class system. It’s at the core of writer-director Richard Curtis’s fantasy of Englishness, which is why Grant stars in all his biggest movies: We’re rich and good-looking and super-educated, but we’re also as much victims of this ridiculous order that keeps us in a state of permanent arbitrary power. Isn’t it frightful?
ah, the bumbling archetype Boris has built a career on. This upper-class caricature disarms people: we’re too distracted by the pageantry and eccentricity to notice what they’re saying. This is why the likes of Reese Mog exist, Brexit happened and Boris SOMEHOW retains respect (and a career)