I did Charlie Bubbles for Albert who was both the star and the director of the film.
Albert and I have worked together a few times.. Good actor, director both in film and theatre. He is generous with himself as a person, a top guy, like Michael Caine.
It has been said that this movie could be almost autobiographical.. since both Charlie and Albert rose from the harsher streets of Manchester, England. But I think the comparison stops there.
I played the garage attendant, but had no lines. I had a lot of nice close-ups, people still ask me about some of those moody shots that Albert directed. I wanted to Ad Lib after I filled the car with petrol. Something like" You want your Green Stamps?". But the Rolls took too long to fill and we ran out of film. Never got a chance to do it. Wonder what Albert would have said.
I worked with Lakey before, Alan Lake. A bit difficult to keep down but I did like him. I had also worked with Diana Dors before.
But when I was told that this was the American actress Liza Minnelli's first film role ... I thought Who's She?? Of course now we know. Wish I had known then. I loved Judy . Garland, I wish she had said something.
Funny where life takes you