It took me years to get over it I lost a mighty role because I would not play along, would not sleep with the director in question. But the clues are there in her latest novel, The Lost Girl , in which wannabe starlet Marguerite is raped by a famous director with a Greek-sounding surname. The damage to Marguerite is devastating and permanent. But most exciting of all was the prospect of working with one of her biggest heroes, the Greek-American director Elia Kazan. So confident were Spiegel and Pinter that she was a shoo-in for the part of Kathleen, the troubled Englishwoman with whom studio chief Monroe Stahr becomes obsessed, that they involved her for months in the development of the character.
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My life as Helen Herriot in All Creatures Great And Small
As we sip our coffee, I casually remark on the arrival of another cruiser down in the harbour, visible from our upper terrace. Figs arrive mid-August; olives, half way though October. Ruby-red cherries the size of miniature golf balls greet the guests who stay with us in May for the Cannes Film Festival. You see, we mark time, the shifting seasons, by the fruits offered to us by the land. By the fresh produce on sale in the colourful food markets.
The Welsh actor was almost 40 when he was cast as Herriot back in and portrayed the role of the real-life country vet until the series concluded in Ironically, Timothy had had a hard time getting the role of Herriot and was initially offered the role of Tristan Farnon. The supporting roles had all been cast, and after Simon Ward, John Alderton and Richard Beckinsale all turned down the part of Herriot, the producers were finally persuaded by Peter Davidson to give the lead to Timothy. Playing James Herriot brought the actor worldwide recognition.