I don't think so.
But this is how I picture Father Tim from Jan Karon's first book in her Mitford series, At Home In Mitford, especially before he was diagnosed with diabetes and began to eat healthier and take long walks to view his Land of Counterpane.
Hallmark channel thinks differently and has cast Cameron Mathison as the portly priest for their upcoming movie.
Aarrgghh!!!!!!!! [great angst here]
I love you, Cameron, but get thee back to Murder, She Baked, etc!
I must save my breath to cool my porridge and just get over it. I and the other Mitford fan base have been arguing out what actor should have been cast for the role for a month now.
We do agree that not one single person has been cast accurately for this movie, especially Father Tim and his wife Cynthia who will be played by Andie MacDowell.
We're very afraid that Cynthia is going to take center stage in this movie, we adore Cynthia but the main role should properly belong to Father Tim, our beloved Episcopalian priest.
We're disappointed that Barnabas is going to be a large brown dog with a black head instead of a solid black dog. We can't imagine them not having Dooley being a eleven year old red head, but we're not holding our breath on that one either.
Some of us say we refuse to watch it. Others are complete Jan Karon fans and if she sold it to Hallmark, then that's good enough for us. I, by the way, am of that persuasion.
So Sunday night August 20, 2017 at 9 p.m. central time, please don't phone me. I will be glued to the Hallmark channel to watch this perhaps very loosely adapted movie.
I owe it to Jan Karon who has given me so many hours of pleasure and inspiration while reading her books about the portly priest of Mitford, North Carolina. And he no longer is portly after landing in two diabetic comas from eating such things as Mitford's world famous Orange Marmalade Cake.
But he still doesn't look anything at all like Cameron.
And that's just fine with Mitford fans.
Here's a link to our esteemed author, with news of her latest book to be released in September,
A plump Michael Kitchen would have been my choice for Father Tim's role but Hallmark forgot to check with me when casting the role.