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JULIAN GLOVER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER DOUBLE SIGNED 08/22/1984 - HFSID 38219

JULIAN GLOVER Handwritten letter by the British actor talking about his career, his favorite roles and adding "Do you really think that actors should feel they should give anything back to anybody? What have

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JULIAN GLOVER
Handwritten letter by the British actor talking about his career, his favorite roles and adding "Do you really think that actors should feel they should give anything back to anybody? What have they received that they should return? An actor is a public hire; if the public doesn't want him they won't hire, if they do they will.
Autograph Letter Double signed: "Julian Glover" and initialed on verso "JG", 1 page (front and verso), 8¼x11¾. London, England, 1984 August 22. On personal letterhead to "Dear Mr. Axelrod". In full: "Thank you for your letter of the 5th July - my apologies for such a late reply, but I've been in Yugoslavia filming yet another historical number, to be seen on your T.V. screens probably in the Autumn of '85 (tentatively named "The other side of Sunrise"). I enclose, as requested, 3 signed photographs, the costumed one being from my latest T.V. series for BBC, "By the Sword Divided" - Soon, I think, to be shown in the States. I was sorry to hear about your problem in Las Vegas. As you must realize, they mean nothing, as next to nothing, to us here! Any more than you are troubled about a cement miners' strike. But troubles are troubles anywhere, and I commiserate of course. I've been a jibbing actor for 27 years now. And feel there's little point in giving a run-down of my career - if your clients haven't heard of me or seen me, little will be gained by this "donation"! But I will mention that my favorite role ever was that of the great Scottish scientist, and biographer Dr. Johnson. James Boswell - a character I've been proud to impersonate on 3 separate occasions. And secondly that of Dubcek of Czechoslovakia, in a documentary shown twice in your country 'Invasion'. A note of criticism of your letter however! In your attempts to persuade us to cooperate with your request for photographs and a letter, you suggest that we might want to give "a little back". To whom? To what? Do you really think that actors should feel they should give anything back to anybody? What have they received that they should return? An actor is a public hire; if the public doesn't want him they won't hire, if they do they will. The fact that they are in the public eye does not mean that they owe that public any more than the work which encourages that public to demand them; but, know they are in the public eye often, as I'm sure you found, persuades them to lend their names to charitable purposes, which is what I do now! I hope you won't be jaded by the above. I'm simply very proud of being among such a wonderful group of people, the people called actors, and would be happy to think that they owe society as society owes them, anything at all donations must simply be charity! Yours sincerely - P.T.O. (continues on verso) I give you my address for your convenience. For obvious reasons I'd prefer it not to be published! Thank you" Accompanied by the transmittal envelope, postmarked Wandsworth (England), August 23, 1984. British actor Julian Glover was born on March 27, 1935 in Hampstead, England. He has worked as an actor for over fifty years. Glover's best remembered roles were as the famous villains General Veers in Star Wars Episode V: Empire Strikes Back (1980), Walter Donovan in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), and Aristotle Kristatos in the 007 film For Your Eyes Only (1981). He has also appeared in countless television series including Doctor Who (1965, 1979) and Game of Thrones (2011). Glover was awarded the 1993 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his part in a stage performance of Henry IV. Normal mailing folds. Otherwise, fine condition.

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