Arnold Wesker, playwright,
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As a director you have to be completely single-minded, blinkered and selfish. He's all of those things . . . but it's done in a very endearing way.
Richard Eyre, artistic director
of the National, on Stephen
Daldry, artistic director of the
Royal Court, Guardian
Hunting the Philistines.
The late Sir Harold Acton,
aesthete, naming his hobbies
Look, which is more exciting - a bad performance of a great classical work or a mean record by someone like Little Richard, who is a force of nature?
Elvis Costello, Telegraph
If you do an episode of Special Branch, it takes six weeks and you get paid once. If I did situation comedy, I could do six episodes in six weeks and get paid six times. I sort of went off drama for that reason.
William G Stewart, producer of
Don't Forget Your Toothbrush, on
comedy's appeal, IndependentReuse content