Sunday 04 June 1995
Deborah Warner, director, on why she cast Fiona Shaw as Richard II, Guardian
It's not my fault you did a whole lot of lousy films with lousy directors. I'm Robert Altman and who the hell do you think you are? Get out there, get your panties off, and do what you're paid to do.
Greta Scacchi, actress, quotes her director's instructions on the set of The Player, Time Out
Don't call me babe.
Unlikely strap-line for Pamela Anderson's new film, Barb Wire
I did Shakespeare: Othello. Couldn't get with it. A cat who went all over the world kickin' ass, falls in love with a teenager and gets pussy- whipped?
Samuel L Jackson, actor, The Face
Frank Sinatra sings. I holler loudly in key.
Bruce Willis, actor, Guardian.
"Her method is to use up her repertoire of two expressions, and then take her clothes off to distract the audience from her total lack of range."
Greta Scacchi quotes her favourite critic's jibe from her scrapbook of bad reviews, Time Out.
"It's not my fault you did a whole lot of lousy films with lousy directors. I'm Robert Altman and who the hell do you think you are? Get out there, and get your panties off, and do what you're paid to do."
Greta Scacchi recalls Robert Altman's instructions on the set of The Player, ibid.
You look at famous people: many of them are quite mad, you know. I would never name names, but have you seen the way Chris Tarrant has let his hair go?
Steve Wright, ex-R1 disc jockey, Radio Times.
I know that in America they even stand up and applaud when a plane lands, but the crowds did seem to like it.
Rubber-faced Lee Evans on the US's reaction to his role in a new Disney film, Radio Times.
The point with Richard is that the one thing it isn't about is active physical sexual relationships. It just struck me that on a very simple plane he is somewhat feminine, which has led the play into some very difficult areas, where he's shown as effeminate. But this is not Edward II, it's Richard II: it's not about homosexuality. Deborah Warner.
It's all relative. In a funny way, it's becoming very hard for women to play Rosalind in As You Like It, because the idea of women in trousers doen't alienate us any more. We all wear trousers.
Fiona Shaw, ibid.
It's easy to pose as a revolutionary at Cannes.
Ken Loach, film director, Times
'At times I thought he was me'film
Review: One Direction, Fourmusic
Review: The World of Ice and Firebooks
Film More romcom than S&M
Review: The Imitation Gamefilm
Comedy...to show her mastectomy scars
TVNetflix gets cryptic
TV review A moving film showing kids too busy to enjoy their youth
Books Not even a Man Booker prize could save Richard Flanagan from a nomination
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 2 Tower Bridge glass walkway 'smashed' by night-time visitor dropping bottle of beer
- 3 Anti-gay hate preacher accidentally tweets 4,000 followers cartoon clip of him 'confessing' to be a 'homosexual sodomite'
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'
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Lee Evans announces his retirement from comedy on The Jonathan Ross Show
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Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking leaked footage from Lana Del Rey rape video
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France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
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