STAGE DIRECTION (2017)
In 1984, when two veterans of the stage and screen, Sir Anthony Quayle and Roy Kinnear, came together in a prestigious London theatre for the launch of a new theatrical company, they took the time to pass on their experiences and wisdom to those in the acting profession coming up behind them. Over thirty years later, we revisit the theatre and ask what relevance their advice still has for actors today.
STAGE DIRECTION is a documentary that centres around two exclusive radio interviews recorded with Anthony and Roy at the Albery Theatre, London in 1984. During the interviews they reflect on their careers and offer advice to those thinking of following them into the profession. Technical issues at the time meant that the interviews were not broadcast in full, but following digital restoration they’re now being heard for the first time.
Actress, Jenny Quayle, Anthony’s daughter provides unique personal insights, while Lauren Lyle and Luke Pierre, recent graduates from the National Youth Theatre, discuss their own personal experiences. Rebecca Hodgson, Head of Drama and Peter Hunt, Head of Casting with Lime Pictures, (Hollyoaks, Channel 4) provide an industry context that shows that despite a vastly changed technology landscape, Anthony’s and Roy’s advice is just as meaningful today.
COMING UP IN 2017
We’re working on three documentary projects, each based around exclusive archive material, including legendary Hammer Films actor, Peter Cushing, Britain’s best-loved comedian and TV host, Bob Monkhouse and comic genius, Peter Sellers, with a special interview recorded with his son, Michael.