Clifford casts 'killer bimbo' in a starring role
Monday 05 October 1992
Sterling may wobble and redundancies mount, but Mr Clifford appears to have cornered this year's trade in the utterings of jilted actresses.
Yesterday he arranged a press conference with Simone Hyams, the former Grange Hill actress who was dropped by Michael Winner, director of the Death Wish films. Her story was sold to the News of the World which disclosed that the couple 'frolicked in his Jacuzzi and swam in his pool to the sound of Frank Sinatra records'.
It was Mr Clifford who represented Antonia de Sancha in the wake of revelations of her affair with David Mellor, then Secretary of State for National Heritage. It is believed that, in the battle for good coverage with Tim Bell, Mr Mellor's publicity consultant, Mr Clifford came out on top.
At the press conference with Ms Hyams at a tennis club in New Malden, Surrey, an appeal for the public sympathy which set Ms de Sancha in such good stead was high on the agenda.
But it is something she is unlikely to get from Mr Winner who last night described her as a 'killer bimbo' and accused her of despicable behaviour. He said Miss Hyams's claim that they had talked about marriage was 'absolute nonsense and palpably a joke'.
Ms Hyams, whose 21st birthday it co-incidentally was, said the way the 56-year-old Mr Winner had ended the relationship was 'very cruel'. She said 'He made out it was brief but I don't call seven months brief. He talked about the future and he mentioned marriage as a possibility.'
Why had she gone public? 'I thought it was the only way I could get over him, by getting it out of my system,' she replied.
Mr Clifford's clients have included Freddie Starr - eater of a hamster, according to one Sun headline - Pamella Bordes and Derek Hatton.
Miss Hyams appears in Mr Winner's latest film, Dirty Weekend. 'She is only in the film for 12 seconds in a non-speaking part,' Mr Winner said.
World's most lethal spider found under a bunch of bananas
Rumours that the star wants to move on to pastures new
TV presenter Fiona Bruce seemed a bit startled by the find during the filming of Antiques Roadshow
Comedian says he 'never laughed as hard as I have writing with Rik'
- 1 Jack the Ripper: Scientists who claims to have identified notorious killer has 'made serious DNA error'
- 2 Ebola outbreak: What is bushmeat – and is it to blame for the disease that has killed thousands?
- 3 Star Wars memorabilia called a 'bit of plastic' by Antiques Roadshow's Fiona Bruce valued at £50,000
- 4 Russell Brand might seem like a sexy revolutionary worth getting behind, but he will only fail his fans
- 5 Michael McIntyre walks off stage after woman in the front row uses her phone
Ebola outbreak: What is bushmeat – and is it to blame for the disease that has killed thousands?
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: Olympic star must serve 10 years, prosecutor urges
Isis fighters 'crucify' 17-year-old boy in Syria
Kentucky gang rape: 15-year-old boy left in critical condition after sexual attack by group at party
Oscar Pistorius sentence: Athlete's wealth and notoriety provoke an overdue debate on South African prisons
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Sorry Judy Finnigan – Ched Evans is no less sickening than an alleyway rapist
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Workers 'could be forced to pay £5 a week' to get benefits
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
Amal Alamuddin calls for the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain: 'Injustice has persisted for too long'
£100 - £130 per day: Randstad Education Chelmsford: Ofsted said "A good larger...
£100 - £130 per day: Randstad Education Chelmsford: KS2 TeacherWould you like ...
£120 - £130 per day: Randstad Education Chelmsford: Ofsted said The outstandin...
£100 - £130 per day: Randstad Education Chelmsford: Would you like to have a b...