Expertly played and a good example of solid, unexciting craft. A rare example of a relative minature from Attenborough and all the better for it, allowing the sensitivity of the situation to quietly reveal itself.
"I'm not sure that God particularly wants us to be happy. He wants us to be able to love and be loved." --C.S. Lewis
Anthony Hopkins nailed the part as this famed solitude college professor. The way he saw Joy Gresham with that much affection was worth of a touching love story.