Morrissey - Morrissey Recalls Chats With Richard Attenborough And Lauren Bacall

0
0
Subscribe Morrissey

Singer Morrissey has detailed his fond memories of meeting Hollywood heavyweights Lord Richard Attenborough and Lauren Bacall as a tribute following the stars' deaths this month (Aug14).

The former The Smiths frontman, who namechecked Attenborough's Brighton Rock character 'Pinkie' in his 1994 track Now My Heart Is Full, was saddened by the British actor's passing, aged 90, on Sunday (24Aug14).

He was earlier upset by Bacall's death at the age of 89 on 12 August (14), and he has penned a heartfelt tribute to both stars - while also making a controversial comment about Robin Williams, another actor who passed away this month.

Morrissey writes, "I was thrilled beyond words to have met Richard Attenborough, who, of course, played Pinkie in Brighton Rock (1947), a central theme of my song Now My Heart Is Full. When I met Sir Richard he was delightful, and I asked him if Brighton Rock seemed like a hundred years ago. He replied 'Oh, much more than that...'

"I also had the extraordinary pleasure of meeting the recently deceased Lauren Bacall... so beautiful, so cautious... and so sad that her death was overshadowed by that of Robin Williams. It was Lauren, not Robin, who changed motion picture history. Yet modern media has an odd way of forgetting the more senior servers of the arts."


Contactmusic

Tags: Morrissey - Richard Attenborough - Lauren Bacall

0
0
Subscribe Morrissey
Advertisement

More Morrissey

Morrissey Gives Two Fingers to Cancer, "If I Die, I Die."

Morrissey has revealed that he has undergone a series of cancer treatments after repeatedly being hospitalized over the past year-and-a-half. The former Smiths frontman was...

Morrissey Reveals He Has Undergone Cancer Treatment

Singer Morrissey has announced he’s undergone a series of cancer treatments, after suffering with poor health for the past 18 months. In an interview with...

Dropped or Not, Morrissey Announces European Tour with UK Dates

Despite enduring one of the most difficult periods of his career, Morrissey has announced an extensive European tour with dates in the UK, including a...

Morrissey's Record Label Deny He's Been Dropped, Singer Stays Silent

Morrissey's record label Harvest Records has denied that the singer has been dropped, despite the former Smiths man telling fans that he's on the hunt...

Advertisement

Morrissey Pays Tribute to "Demented Genius" Elaine Stritch

Morrissey is one of numerous high profile stars to pay tribute to the late actress Elaine Stritch, who died on Friday at 89. The singer,...

Famous Excuses Morrissey Has Used To Cancel Shows

Earlier this week, former Smiths frontman Morrissey came under fire from fans after cancelling the remaining dates of his North American tour. The 55-year-old left...

Morrissey Cancels Rest Of US Tour, Blames Opening Act Kristeen Young For Illness

Morrissey has left thousands of US fans disappointed!The remainder of the singer's US tour has been cancelled due to a respiratory infection, he contracted in...

Started Something I Couldn't Finish: Morrissey Cancels US Tour After Virus

Morrissey has cancelled the remainder of his US tour after being "rushed" to hospital in Boston for a respiratory infection. The former Smiths frontman was...

Advertisement

Comments

Morrissey Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Morrissey

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All