A film maker that got to the heart of how things really were. I met him once on the set of the feature film ‘Oh What a Lovely War’ on Brighton’s West Pier in the 60’s when he directed our marionettes. Peace be with him.
An extract from a previous post about the film for BBC South East.
‘Watching our own smaller soldiers playing their parts, I could not help thinking about how, on set, Richard Attenborough, suddenly realising there was no actor voice for one of the soldiers, took the role himself to interact with the actor Jean-Paul Cassel much to everyone’s amusement’.