Skip to comments.Victor Spinetti, star of Beatles films, dies aged 82 after cancer battle
Posted on 06/19/2012 5:02:22 AM PDT by the scotsman
Sprang to prominence in three Beatles films of the 1960s: Hard Days Night, Help! and Magical Mystery Tour
'Veteran actor Victor Spinetti, who starred in all three Beatles films, has died at the age of 82.
The Welsh star, who also appeared in a string of acclaimed movies as well as taking roles in the West End and on Broadway, died after a fight with pancreatic cancer.'
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Funny thing. I just watched my DVD of “ A Hard Days Night” last night. Which one was he?
He was the “director” in Hard Days Night and was the “Mad Scientist” in Help!
The TV director.
Victor Spinetti: Among The Beatles
The Group’s Old Friend Tells Stories
from the Days of Beatlemania
by Siobhan Roberts
‘Victor Spinetti became known to the sixties
generation through his stand-out roles in three
Beatles’ films. In this lively article he shares
some personal memories about his experiences
with the Fab Four.’
BBC interview with John Lennon and Victor Spinetti
5.00pm, Thursday 6 June 1968
‘While Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were elsewhere in the studio working on the White Album, John Lennon gave an interview to the BBC about the stage adaptation of his book In His Own Write.
Also present was Victor Spinetti, the play’s director and co-writer. The interview was recorded in EMI Studios on London’s Abbey Road, and was for the BBC 2 arts show Release. It was first broadcast at 10.05pm on Saturday 22 June.
The interview was conducted by Peter Lewis. It was edited into four parts, and was used between extracts from the stage play filmed in a BBC studio on 21 June.
At the end of the recording session, which finished at 2.45am, Lennon recorded 12 sound effects tapes to be used in In His Own Write. The play opened at the Old Vic Theatre on 18 June.’
Victor Spinetti on how he met The Beatles
T.V. Director: I won an award.
John: A likely story.
T.V. Director: It's on the wall in my office.
Great movie, and a great group of guys. McCartney 70 yrs old this week. Amazing career.