In 1938, Tony Jay's parents treated him to a matinee of Walt Disney's first animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, on London's West End. Like any other 5-year-old confronted by the cackling wicked witch, he had nightmares for years afterward.
Almost six decades later, the veteran English actor has recovered sufficiently to play a Disney villain with enough suave menace to send that witch packing on her broomstick. By giving voice to Frollo, the tormented magistrate of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Jay does more than add a portrait to the rogues' gallery that stretches...
"Brother Claude, Brother Claude!" The squeaky voice and thundering footsteps made Claude wince. He tried to remember his place in the religious text he'd been poring over, but before he could find it, the door to his tower room had burst open. "Brother Claude, guess what's happening!" The eleven-year-old boy's rosy face was even more flushed than usual; his sapphire eyes alight with excitement below his golden curls.
"Jehan," replied Claude irritably, snapping the tome shut. "Why do you think I seclude myself in this cell?" His brother's jubilant expression didn't change; he only...
Frollo stared outside while holding the little child in his arms.
He was lost in thought,when suddenly he felt something pull the scarf
of his hat.Startled,he looked down and saw Quasimodo with a cute little smile,playing with the scarf.
'No,Quasimodo,stop that,i do not have time to play!' Frollo said,while pulling the scarf,but the child didn't let go and began to laugh.
Frollo stared at the child,he never knew demons could be so tender and cute. Frollo touched the little hand,it was soft and warm,and he smiled.