Rogues & Vagabonds

theatre, film & tv past and present 2001-2008 & 2013…

Archive Interview • VICTOR SPINETTI • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

My interview with the late Victor Spinetti.

First Night Design

In a change from the usual. I am reproducing here my interview with the Welsh actor Victor Spinetti who died this morning at a hospice in Monmouth. He had cancer. What a delight he was to talk with and I am very sad to hear this news. The interview was first published on my theatre site, Rogues & Vagabonds, in 2003.

Tuesday 18th March 2003
Interview | VICTOR SPINETTI

The original idea had been to meet during rehearsals at the London Palladium where he has now taken over as Baron Bomburst in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Congestion charging and cancelled trains scotched that in a trice. In the end, after a flurry of calls, Victor Spinetti and I managed to speak on the telephone. No one who has ever read or seen an interview with the actor will be surprised to learn that I spent most of the…

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