BIL'S BEST ACTOR
The Lion In Winter is not my favourite period drama ever made, but it is richly dramatic and full of terrific dialogue, which Peter O'Toole gets quite a lot of energetic mileage out of. A television remake made decades later with Patrick Stewart and Glenn Close, despite the perfection of the casting, would fizzle in comparison.
Honour Roll: John Marley, Faces; Ron Moody, Oliver!; Tatsuya Nakadai, Kill!
BIL'S BEST ACTRESS
The role that I’m truly inspired by this year is the no-holds-barred work done by Vanessa Redgrave playing Isadora Duncan. Redgrave allows everything powerful, fascinating and frustrating about this woman to come alive on the big screen, aided by energetic direction by Karel Reisz and a terrific…