Tag Archives: Gregory Peck

On the James Bond set with Roger Moore

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Roger Moore, who died on May 23 aged 89, told me that really he was a frustrated bank robber. “It’s only fear that’s stopped me from robbing banks, and that’s why I’m a movie actor. … Continue reading

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Memories of Gregory Peck, born 100 years ago today

By Ray Bennett LONDON – “It all goes by so quickly,” Gregory Peck told me. “It’s like a flash. Suddenly, one is in the home stretch and where did it all go? How did it flash by so fast?” That … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren in ‘Trumbo’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The infamous treatment of filmmakers in Hollywood during the communist witch hunt of the 1940s and 1950s should have made for a powerful movie but Jay Roach’s “Trumbo” misses the target.

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A birthday card from Paris from Gregory Peck

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Gregory Peck and I were born on April 5 and when he turned 80 he sent me a card from Paris on which he wrote, “This French graffiti describes perfectly how it feels to be 80 … Continue reading

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Gregory Peck on Abraham Lincoln: ‘A secular saint’

By Ray Bennett In 1982, Gregory Peck achieved a lifetime ambition to portray his idol Abraham Lincoln onscreen. It was a cameo appearance in the CBS miniseries “The Blue and the Gray”, which became the subject of a special issue … Continue reading

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Like Gregory Peck, on my birthday, ‘Above all, life!’

By Ray Bennett Gregory Peck sent me this postcard from Paris in 1996. We shared the same birthday, April 5, and once we exchanged cards. He wrote: “This French graffiti describes perfectly how it feels to be 80 all of a … Continue reading

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