It took a while for me to work out it was him....looks very versatile in the role, but then he was always good at voices and mannerisms. John C Reilly as well as Ollie.....love him in Stepbrothers. Looking forward to this.
It will never be the same,in fact Why Bother?? just put the originals back on the BBC, so all can watch.
I'll definitely be going to see the film - really looking forward to it.
You're right though, they should put the originals back on the Beeb. I seem to remember (going back a few years now) that they always used to have a season of Laurel and Hardy films on every Christmas - it was one of the best things on over the Christmas period but as with all things, progress has meant that they don't show them anymore.