Desert Island Discs - guest.
4 Print Biographies |
2 Interviews |
2 Articles |
5 Pictorials |
5' 11" (1.8 m)
Did You Know?
[on his role as Father Grandier in The Devils
(1971)] You would think from the critics' hostility that Ken Russell
had tried to pull off some obscene hoax. On the contrary, the film is, I think, an utterly serious attempt to understand the nature of religious and political persecution. It is not in any way exaggerated. If anything, the horrors perpetrated in Loudun in the 17th century were worse ...
In order to avoid charges of nepotism Reed deliberately avoided working for his uncle, director Sir Carol Reed
, until he was already established as a star in British movies.
Outspoken views a trademark especially his opinions of his co-stars or women in general.