Fanshawe Gets To The Bottom Of

Simon Fanshawe gets to the bottom of acting for the first of this series of selected clips and quips.

'Not quite the occupation of an adult' is Olivier's summing up of his profession. Nigel Planer sees actors' work as 'standing around in a nice costume shouting at each other'.

Stand-up routines from Eddie Izzard and Robin Williams are thrown in for extra value in this humorous look at the thespian's art. And there's a great piece of wisdom from Ralph Richardson (pictured): 'Acting is the art of keeping a large group of people from coughing.'

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