Spotlight on Simon – Part III
LP: Tell us about your movie Riddle of The Sands.
SM: Yes, it’s a film I made in 1977 with Michael York and Jenny Agutter.
LP: Tell us about that character
SM: He’s one of my favourite characters, a guycalled Arthur Davies. He’s from a book, a classic novel written in 1901 by an Irishman called Erskine Childers. The story basically is about Arthur, who goes sailing around the Friesian Islands just off the north coast of Germany, and while he is there he comes upon some strange goings on and discovers that there is a plot to invade England by the Kaiser, which flat bottom boats coming over to the east coast. He calls his friend from the foreign office who is a guy called Carouthers, played by Michael York, and between us we go about finding out what is going on and we actually manage to stop it. (more…)