Why make Old Boys?
Actor and president of Actors’ Equity, Malcolm Sinclair tells us more about why this important documentary must be made…
Old Boys is an eight-part television documentary series in which young up and coming stars of stage and screen meet and interview our most revered and senior actors. They will reveal their experiences of Olivier and Gielgud, of alcoholism, actresses and unemployment, days in repertory theatre, how they began their careers and crucially what both generations think of their industry today.
Old Boys will safe-guard these actor’s experiences for posterity, serving as a passing-on of the life-long acquired skills and abilities of these masters to their apprentices while exploring the history of the British Theatre in the Twentieth Century, as told by the men who have lived it.
Wolfheart were due to shoot a short pilot with Richard Briers, but sadly that will no longer be possible due to his recent passing. The sad loss of such a hilarious, warm and highly respected actor, and the even more recent death of Richard Griffiths proves just how important it is that Old Boys be made now.
Why not leap at the chance to gather and protect these Greats of British Theatre before they are all lost to us forever?
As Jack Lemmon once said to a young Kevin Spacey:
“You’ve got to send the elevator down kid”.