Birmingham Stage Company

A favourite story

20 August 2007

I met Christian Slater's father once. He came up to Paul Scofield at an event we’d arranged and said he’d long admired Paul since he saw him perform on Broadway. He then came out with one of the best lines I’ve ever heard from someone in the profession.

He told Paul:

"I’ve been an actor all my life. I’ve done everything in this profession except succeed!"


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