Kudos to Jack Mathews for his victory in this year's "Name the British Actor" competition. Turning in a characteristically sterling performance, he correctly identified the man featured in the still from "A Room With a View" as actor Julian Sands (Calendar, March 30).
Mathews narrowly edged out Charles A. Johnson, who cited Daniel Day Lewis as winning the New York Film Critics Circle's award for best supporting actor for his performance in "Mona Lisa" (March 29). Unfortunately, in a competition as fierce as this, even the slightest detail must be taken into consideration, so Johnson's chances were somewhat diminished by the minor technicality that Daniel Day Lewis did not appear in that film.
An Honorable Mention goes to Lee Margulies. Although Margulies mistakenly identified the actor in another still from "A Room With a View" as Daniel Day Lewis, instead of Julian Sands (Television Times, March 29), he should be commended for remembering that Daniel Day Lewis did in fact appear in that film.
Better luck next year.
PAUL H. FISH