I love Midnight Voices!
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OCTOBER 14 2017
Edited extract from The Best Film I Never Made: And Other Stories About a Life in the Arts by Bruce Beresford
I first met Clive James in 1959. We were both students at Sydney University. I think he started there in 1958.
I saw Clive often over the next three years, although we were not great friends at this time. We were both indifferent actors, though I was the more indifferent, and came across each other occasionally during student productions, most of them dominated by students who went on to make a mark in Australian theatre: John Bell, Arthur Dignam and John Gaden. I still remember Clive's colourfully bizarre performance in Lysistrata and in annual university revues.
Bruce Beresford, Clive James at Clives party. January 01, 1980. Photo: Fairfax Media