He looks like Fagin from Oliver Twist—wiry, with long, graying hair and a perfectly pointy beard.
I was in a production of Oliver Twist and I was a passerby, and I had five words: “Coming down the street there!”
Oliver Twist is really an ideal example, especially in a crime drama.
(1838) A novel by Charles Dickens; the title character is an orphan boy. In one famous scene, Oliver is severely punished for asking for more gruel, or porridge (“Please, sir, I want some more”). Oliver later becomes a pickpocket in a gang of young thieves led by Fagin. Violent in plot, the book exposes the inadequacies of British public institutions for dealing with the poverty of children like Oliver.