Farewell, William Finley

A lot of wonderful character actors came out of US movies in the seventies. William Finley was the star of ‘Phantom of the Paradise’ and ‘Sisters’ (retitled in the UK, ‘Blood Sisters’) and appeared in Tobe Hooper’s ‘The Funhouse’ as a failed magician. His hopelessly credulous but slightly forlorn face made him perfect as an […]

The Perfect Gentleman

I first met George Baker because I was doing a TV commercial about Santa Claus. I had this silly idea that a top people’s Santa would have handmade red suits and would not come down a dirty old chimney but arrive in a Rolls Royce, so I had a very expensive suit handmade for him […]