^Ah but he was Jimmy Moriarty, uncle of the original one. We saw a still of Daniel Craig as the real Moriarty in a photo.
And I get that Allen's Uncle Moriarty was meant to be a semi-comical character. Maybe it's just me, but I just can't get used to Woody Allen trying to be funny.
But then, in all fairness, even though I think Allen is a technical and stylistic genius, I have to admit I'm not a big fan of his own films. They're all so unrelievedly serious! I actually prefer the films of Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, who is obviously influenced by Allen's technique and style, but whose films are much more light-hearted and comical.