Beauty and the Beast (2017) Poster

Ian McKellen: Cogsworth



  • Clothilde : Henri? Henri!

    Cogsworth : [sees his wife]  Oh, dear.

    [They hug] 

    Clothilde : I've been so lonely!

    Cogsworth : [to himself]  Turn back into a clock... Turn back into a clock.

  • [Belle enters the castle] 

    Lumière : Cogsworth, look! A beautiful girl!

    Cogsworth : Yes, I can see it's a girl; I've lost my hands, not my eyes.

    Lumière : What if she is *the one*? The one who will break the spell?

    Belle : Hello? Who said that?

  • Cogsworth : When the Master finds out you have disobeyed his orders, he will blame *me*!

    Lumière : Yes, I will make sure of it, But don't you see, this is the girl we have been waiting for! This is the one who will break the spell!

    Cogsworth : You know she will never love him.

    Lumière : A broken clock is right two times a day, mon ami. But this is not one of those times.

  • Lumière : [to Belle, releasing her from her cell]  Forgive my intrusion, mademoiselle. But I have come to escort you to your room.

    Belle : [picks up a stool to use as a weapon, suspiciously]  My room? But I thought...

    Lumière : Oh, what?

    [imitates the Beast] 

    Lumière : 'That once this door closes, it will not open again!'


    Lumière : I know! He gets so dramatic.

    [Belle finally exits her cell and sees Lumiere for the first time] 

    Lumière : Hello!

    [a frightened Belle gasps and Lumiere falls. Belle hits him with her stool and shrieks] 

    Lumière : [recovers and relights his flames]  Oh, you are very strong! This is a great quality!

    Belle : [still frightened]  What are you?

    Lumière : I am Lumiere!

    Belle : [confused]  And... you can talk?

    Cogsworth : [appears]  Well, of course he can *talk*! It's all he ever does!


    Cogsworth : Now Lumiere, as head of the household, I demand that you put her back in her cell at once!

    Lumière : [whispers]  What do you want to be for the rest of your life, Cogsworth? A man or a mantle clock?

    Lumière : [to Belle]  Ready, miss?

    Lumière : [to Cogsworth]  Trust me.

  • Belle : [to a hairbrush]  What's your name?

    Cogsworth : That is a hairbrush.

  • Belle : [to Lumiere]  What happens when the last petal falls?

    Lumière : The master remains a beast forever and we become...

    Mrs. Potts : [sadly]  Antiques!

    Lumière : Knick-knacks.

    Plumette : Lightly-used housewares.

    Cogsworth : Rubbish. We become rubbish.

    Belle : I want to help you. There must be some way to break the curse.

    Cogsworth : Well, there is one.

    [Lumiere hits him] 

    Mrs. Potts : It's not for you to worry about, lamb. We've made our bed, and we must lie in it.

  • [first lines] 

    Agathe : Once upon a time, in the hidden heart of France, a handsome young prince lived in a beautiful castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the prince was selfish and unkind.

    Cogsworth : Master, it's time.

    Agathe : He taxed the village to fill his castle with the most beautiful objects, and his parties with the most beautiful people.

  • [after he transform a clock back into a human] 

    Cogsworth : [sees Lumiere transforming back into a human]  Lumiere!

    Lumière : Cogsworth, We've beat that clock!

  • [the castle staff turn into regular objects] 

    Lumière : [holds her in his arms]  Plumette? Plumette! Oh, my darling, Plumette. Oh, no.

    Madame Garderobe : Maestro, you were so brave. Goodbye, mi amor.

    Maestro Cadenza : Amore. No! Don't leave me.

    [Froufrou falls down] 

    Mrs. Potts : Chip! Chip! Have you seen Chip? He ran off. Where is my little boy?

    Cogsworth : Lumiere, I... I can't... speak...!

    Lumière : [sadly]  It's alright, Cogsworth.

    Cogsworth : I can't... Lumiere... my friend... it was an honor to serve... with you.

    Lumière : The honor... was mine.

  • Beast : [to Belle, gruffly]  You'll join me for dinner. That's not a request.

    Mrs. Potts : Gently, Master. The girl lost her father *and* her freedom in one day.

    Lumière : Yes, the poor thing is probably in there scared to death.

    Belle : [Unbeknownst to them, Belle has turned her pink gown into a rope so she can escape. The Beast knocks on her bedroom door again, softly this time; nervously]  Just a minute.

    Lumière : You see? There she is. Now remember: Be gentle.

    Mrs. Potts : Kind.

    Plumette : Mmm, charming.

    Cogsworth : Sweet!

    Lumière : And when she opens the door, give her a dashing, debonaire smile! Come, come, show me the smile!

    Cogsworth : [the Beast gives a wide smile, showing his monstrous teeth. The servants react in fright]  Oh, dear!

    Plumette : Oh, no!

    Beast : [his smile vanishes; graciously]  Will you join me for dinner?

    [He turns away and shakes his head at the servants as if to say, "This'll never work"] 

    Belle : You've taken me as your prisoner, and now you want to have dinner with me? Are you insane?

    Plumette : [the Beast becomes visibly enraged; the servants back away in fear]  Uh-oh! He's losing it!

    Cogsworth : Oh, dear!

    Beast : [pounds on Belle's door, yelling]  I told you to join me for dinner!

    Belle : And I told you no!

    Madame Garderobe : [awakens startled]  Oh, what time is it? What's happening?

    Belle : I'd *starve* before I ever ate with you!

    Beast : [roaring]  Well, be my guest! Go ahead and starve!

    [to Lumiere] 

    Beast : If she doesn't eat with me, then she doesn't eat *at all*!

    [storms off] 

    Beast : Idiots!

  • [the Beast enters the dining room and sees a dinner plate on his side. He sits down and sees another plate set up across from him. He pushes away the plate in a fit of rage] 

    Beast : [roars]  *Lumiere*!

    [Lumière and Cogsworth get startled] 

    Lumière : [turns to Cogsworth]  Be calm. Let me do the talking.

    [the Beast bursts through the door] 

    Beast : You're making her dinner?

    Lumière : We thought you might appreciate the company.

    Cogsworth : Master, I just want to assure you that I had no part of this hopeless plan. Preparing her dinner, designing a gown for her, giving her a suite in the East Wing...

    Beast : You gave her a bedroom?

    Cogsworth : No, no, no! He gave her the bedroom.

    Lumière : Well, this is true. But, if this girl is the one who can break the spell, then maybe you can start by using dinner to charm her.

    [turns to Cogsworth, bonks] 

    Lumière : Good thinking, Cogsworth.

    Cogsworth : What?

    Beast : That's the most ridiculous idea, I've ever heard. Charm the prisoner.

    Lumière : But you must try, master. With every passing day, we become less human.

    Beast : She's the daughter of a common thief. What kind of person do you think that makes her?

    Mrs. Potts : Oh, you can't judge people by who their father is, now can you?

    [the Beast sighs] 

  • Lumiere : Maestro, your wife is upstairs, finding it harder and harder to stay awake! She's counting on you to help us break this curse!

    Maestro Cadenza : Then I shall play through the dental pain!

    Cogsworth : Maestro, play quietly, please.

    Maestro Cadenza : Oh, quiet, sotta voce.


    Maestro Cadenza : Of course. Are there any other tasteless demands you would like to make on my artistry?

    Cogsworth : No, that's it.

  • [Clothilde tries to kill Lumiere, Cogsworth shoots her] 

    Cogsworth : [sees who it is]  Oh, it can't be...

    [they fight] 

  • Cogsworth : Well, Master, I have had my doubts, but everything is moving like clockwork. True love really does win the day!

    Beast : I let her go.

    Cogsworth : [shocked]  You what?

    Lumière : Master, how could you do that?

    Beast : I had to.

    Cogsworth : But why?

    Mrs. Potts : Because he loves her.

    Lumière : Then why are we not human?

    Cogsworth : Because she doesn't love her. And now, it's too late.

    Plumette : [hopefully]  But she might come back.

    Beast : No. I set her free. I'm sorry I couldn't do the same for all of you. Now, go. Our time is almost past.

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