Tuesday, November 8, 2011 | Categories: Rewind on SiriusXM 169 |
Today on the show, a feature interview with the man who has been called "Britain's answer to Orson Welles": actor, director, and writer Sir Peter Ustinov.
Ustinov was one of the great names of Twentieth Century British Theatre and Film. The two-time Oscar winner appeared in over a hundred plays and movies - he did everything from Shakespeare to the Muppets.
Aside from his prowess on stage and in front of the camera, Ustinov was renowned as a great raconteur. He loved to share his stories of working with movie stars and directors as well as heads of state. You can only imagine what it would have been like to be at a dinner party with the man.
Today you'll hear Ustinov being interviewed by Vicki Gabereau. In 1985, she travelled to England to interview Ustinov. He was on location shooting a TV movie called "Dead Man's Folly." This was Ustinov's "Poirot Period," during which he played the legendary Detective in six films.