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VOICE FROM THE GRAVE - HAROLD PINTER ATTACKS EDWARD FOX

Blog | Jan 30, 2019


At the Oldie of the Year Awards, Peter Bowles reminisced about his youth at Rada, where he was taught to walk like an old man by hunching his shoulders and hobbling. Bowles was reminded of his classical training when he appeared in The Old Masters, one of Simon Gray’s last plays, with Edward Fox, directed by Harold Pinter. As Fox did the hunch-and-hobble act, Pinter asked why he was walking in such a ridiculous fashion. “It’s because the character is old,” Fox explained. “For God’s sake, Edward,” Pinter exploded. “He’s the same age as you!”