What is your favourite treatment at MACS?
Anything done to my head really makes me feel rather good!
What is your favourite film of all time?
The 1956 Royal film: Les Girls – Jean Kelly
Which single memory sticks in your mind?
Meeting Bing Crosby for the first time, who later became a great friend. It was the last time I saw him which sticks in my memory. I bumped into him in Brighton and hadn’t seen him for a long time. He was always fantastic at remembering names and concerned as to how everyone was. He asked me if I was ok, which I was and so I asked him. He said “Not bad for an olden!” which were his final words to me.
Who is your favourite actor?
Bill Nighy. He is very talented and extremely appreciative of the work I have done myself. He shares so much of his life with other actors and taught me that in order to get on as an actor one must give and one must share not just take from the other actors and compete with them. Everyone must develop together.
Through your extensive career, what is the biggest change you’ve noticed in the film industry?
The present situation today with the lack of money around in the film industry. Films can’t be set up without money so it is an extremely difficult time at the moment. The most overlooked part of it however is the cost that occurs after the film is made. The cost of distribution which has put so much pressure on the industry.
Finally, what would you consider is your greatest life achievement?