Savage Messiah: Ken Russell => Savage Messiah: Ken Russell => Topic started by: Iain Fisher on June 25, 2016, 07:12:12 PM

Title: miner's boy in Women in Love
Post by: Iain Fisher on June 25, 2016, 07:12:12 PM
Simon Booker writing about his childhood with his film publicist mother:

"In good times, my mother would fly me out to spend half term on location, once to Rome’s Cinecittà studios where she was working with Ian McShane on Pussycat, Pussycat I Love You. When skint, she would hop on the bus to my boarding school in north London, balancing a birthday cake on her knees. In 1968, on the set of Women in Love starring Oliver Reed, Alan Bates and Glenda Jackson, she told me that the director, Ken Russell, needed me to do a walk-on as a miner’s boy. I was thrilled to be an extra and delighted when he slipped me a fiver."

The article is from The Guardian here