"Lord, we know what we are, but know not what we may be."
Hamlet, Shakespeare (via allmymetaphors)
See Harris and Director Guy Myhill at the Final Screening of The Goob
BFI London Film Festival
BFI Southbank today
My soul is dark - Oh! quickly string
The harp I yet can brook to hear;
And let thy gentle fingers fling
Its melting murmurs o’er mine ear.
If in this heart a hope be dear,
That sound shall charm it forth again:
If in these eyes there lurk a tear,
"Er…I’m really sorry about this.[turns the award forward] Turn it that way. Er…this is a bit of a nightmare for me. I’ll try not to mumble, try and speak clearly. I’d like to thank, erm…[producer] Derrin [Schlesinger], [writer] Tony Grisoni, for looking after me and being my friend and writing things which are beautiful. And I’d like to thank [director] Sean Durkin for taking me through it, ‘cos it was a little difficult at times. Er, who else do I want to thank…I want to thank [casting director] Shaheen [Baig], for always being very nurturing and kind and supportive and putting me in front of directors who…didn’t really want me there, heh. So that’s a help. My agent, Conor McCaughan, who’s really nervous at the moment…he said ‘if you win, which you won’t, don’t…it up!’ Uh, who else…who else do I thank…er, the cast — Rory [Kinnear], lovely. Shirley [Henderson], known you for a long time, did my first-ever job with you, and you’re a very nice, lovely lady. And, er…did a little film this week with a little girl, seven years old, called Najwa, and if you’re watching — which you shouldn’t be — I’d like to say you were really lovely and it was a really lovely experience. Who else — [producer] Peter Carlton, I think I might’ve forgot you, got you there. Uh, who else, one more: my dad, yeah, who brought me up. He’s my, uh, favourite man in the world. Who else…my friends, Bob, at the pub…Emma [Scott], who’s my friend as well, did makeup… Oh, yeah, really important, really important: a woman called Lesley Halley, who was Miss Halley, who was my drama teacher at school when I was this high. I should’ve sort of ended up in Bernard Matthews [Farms] or places like that, and she went to my dad’s house and said ‘I think your boy could be an actor.’ And that was a big deal to my dad; he worked in a shipyard [as a] shop steward and he wasn’t really…didn’t want me to be an actor, really, kind of, that sort of thing. So she put me on that road, so thank you, Lesley, really, thank you.”
Beautiful cloudy sunset compliments of Bertha
On the road…from my phone.