“WHAT I’ve had once or twice is people saying:
‘Oh, hello. I know you…what’s your name again?’
“I say, ‘Rowan Atkinson.’
“And they say, ‘No, no, no.’
“A most peculiar idea where you tell people your name and they don’t believe you.
“Or they assume you’re joking. That you’ve made something up.
“For your identity to be denied to your face is potentially quite disturbing.”
Rowan Atkinson talking to me about his experiences on public transport.
“IT really is an astonishing story. An incredible adventure. Pure and simple.
A story of discovery and imagination…”
Max Irons talking to me about his role as archeologist Howard Carter in Tutankhamun (ITV, 9pm, Sunday October 16).
The four part series does, indeed, tell an astonishing story.
With Sam Neill as Lord Carnarvon, the man with the money – and patience – behind this real life quest.
“WHAT’S the point of getting old if you can’t break the rules?”
I have been lucky enough to experience many magical moments in my career.
Discussing Tootsie over a Soho lunch with Dustin Hoffman in 1982 is one of thousands.
Another was just a few streets and 32 years away from there earlier this month.
The press premiere screening of a 90-minute adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot.
A heartwarming and joyous film to be screened on BBC1 on New Year’s Day – 6:30pm Thursday Jan 1.
Starring Dustin Hoffman as Mr Hoppy, Judi Dench as Mrs Silver and James Corden as the (in-vision) narrator.
With a screenplay by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer, reunited for the first time since The Vicar of Dibley.
Resulting in a classic film to charm both adults and children.