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1961 Press Photo Victor Spinetti/Lelia Barry/Actor

AdID: 598834

Availability: In stock

Part Number: RRY00879

Source: Rogers


This is an original press photo. "Don't be nice to the English prisoner" warns Victor Spinetti, as an Irish rebel officer, to Lelia Barry, the maid, in this scene from Brendan Behan's comedy, "The Hostage," now in its closing weeks at the Civic Theater in Chicago.
Photo: Dennis Colwell

Victor Spinetti (born Victorio G. A. Spinetti, 2 September 1929) is a Welsh comic actor.

Spinetti sprang to international prominence in three Beatles' films in the 1960s, A Hard Day's Night, Help! and Magical Mystery Tour. He also appeared on one of The Beatles' Christmas recordings. The best explanation for this long-running collaboration and friendship might have been provided by George Harrison, who said, "You've got to be in all our films ... if you're not in them me Mum won't come and see them--because she fancies you." But Harrison would also say, "You've got a lovely karma, Vic." Sir Paul McCartney described Spinetti as "the man who makes clouds disappear". Spinetti would later make a small appearance in the promotional video for Paul's song, 'London Town', off the 1978 album of the same name. In July 2010 his performance of the song "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da", at The Festival Theatre, Malvern, would be later made available on "The Beatles Complete on Ukulele" podcast.

Spinetti has appeared in more than 31 films, including Zeffirelli's The Taming of the Shrew, Under Milk Wood with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Becket, Start the Revolution Without Me, Voyage of the Damned, The Return of the Pink Panther and Under the Cherry Moon and The Krays. (Wikipedia)
Photo measures 10 x 8inches. Photo is dated 03-03-1961.