British Airways - 11th April, 2012
Here's another video form the Flight BA2012 pop-up venue which premiered in London last week. In this video, Richard talks about his work mentoring Great Britons winner Prasanna Puwanarajah and the creation of his short film "Boy".
To see "Boy" in its entirety, click on the video below.
Richard In "Words Of The Titanic" On ITV
Richard appears in the documentary, "Words Of The Titanic", which features readings from the diaries, accounts and letters of its passengers and crew. In the programme, Richard plays a passenger from second class who survived the tragedy.
The programme also features Roger Allam, Anna Madeley and Claudie Blakley.
The readings range from the thrill of arriving on this most luxurious of ships, to the post-collision calm and lack of panic, to rescue and the eventual abandonment of hope for the survival of loved ones. With the real words from those who survived, or didn’t survive, the disaster, it’s a rather haunting prospect for a television programme.
Second class passenger, Lawrence Beesley (read by Richard E. Grant) was a science teacher on his first foreign trip. He recalled:
“There came what seemed to me nothing more than an extra heave of the engines and a more than usually obvious dancing motion of the mattress on which I sat. Nothing more than that – no sound of a crash or of anything else: no sense of shock, no jar that felt like one heavy body meeting another.”
Later on in the programme he recalled:
“She tilted slowly up until she attained a vertically upright position; and there she remained – motionless! As she swung up, her lights, which had shone without a flicker all night, went out suddenly, came on again for a single flash, then went out altogether.”
Words of the Titanic, ITV 1,Sunday, 10pm