'That is no country for old men....Caught in that sensual music all neglect Monuments of unageing intellect.' W.B.Yeats 'Sailing To Byzantium.' 1926
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Britain says "Happy Birthday" to an old director called Peter Hall and two old actors called John Bird and Tom Conti
Today, collectively representing 300 years on earth :
Peter Hall, theatre, film and opera director is 81
John Bird, actor and writer is 75
Tom Conti, actor and director is 70
They were born :
Peter, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England
John, Bulwell, Nottingham, England
Tom, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Three interesting things about their youth :
* Peter's father was a station master.
* John briefly joined the 'Socialist Party of Great Britain' when he was at school.
* Tom's father was born in Italy.
John as an army general :
Tom as a duellist :
Peter talking about being a theatre director :
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