In the space of two days I’ve had two people say to me ‘I love Cole Porter. They just don’t write songs like that anymore.’ Weird. Spooky. Random. However, I totally agree.
And now, this foot-tapping musical biopic about the great Cole Porter appears on telly. Even more spooky. It must be a sign of some sort.
Kevin Kline stars as Porter. And what’s great about the movie, besides the music, is that it features performances by some great contemporary performers. Robbie Williams, Alanis Morissette, John Barrowman, Sheryl Crow, Mick Hucknall, Diana Krall, Lemar, Elvis Costello, and Natalie Cole are just some of its many singing stars. It also stars the beautiful Ashley Judd as Porter’s wife and muse, Linda.
De-Lovely is showing on ITV1 tonight (31st Jan) at 11.40pm