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Just Williams Simon on learning (and forgetting) lines

Sep 22, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

THERE ARE LOTS of questions actors are asked. My recent favourite is, 'Were you ever Jeremy Irons?' When asked the other day, 'You're not still acting are you?' I answered sweetly, 'I've just this minute started again.' One of the hardiest perennials is: 'How do you learn your lines?' To which I answer, 'With much difficulty.' When my mobile flashes 'memory full', I know the feeling. I have been cramming my poor brain with dialogue for over 50 years - some good, some bad, some utterly unspeakabl...