Fleming Rutledge is a preacher and teacher known throughout the US, Canada, and parts of the UK. She is the author of eight books, all from Eerdmans Publishing. Her most recent book, The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ, is the product of the work of a lifetime and is being described as a new classic on the subject.
One of the first women to be ordained to the priesthood of the Episcopal Church, she served for fourteen years on the clergy staff at Grace Church on Lower Broadway at Tenth Street, New York City.
Fleming and her husband celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2009 and have two daughters and two grandchildren. She is a native of Franklin, Virginia.
Mrs. Palfrey at The Claremont
A recent movie called Mrs. Palfrey at The Claremont has come and gone with little notice, but I seek to resurrect it. Here's what it offers:
---A bittersweet portrait of the problems and challenges of aging, the most memorable and touching that I have ever seen on film.
---An unforgettably subtle, luminous performance by Dame Joan Plowright in the title role—a masterpiece of the art of acting and a fitting summary of a life's work.
---An assemblage of marvellous elderly English character actors.
---A ravishing evocation of a long and truly loving marriage.
And an additional comment:
Orlando Bloom, move over. Young English actor Rupert Friend just eclipsed you.
You won’t find the movie in your local multiplex but if all else fails, look for the DVD when it comes out.