20 Questions With...Malcolm StorryDate: 5 November 2001
Malcolm Storry, currently appearing on tour in Harold Pinter's The Caretaker, might have been an aircraft pilot but fell in love with the stage instead.
Malcolm Storry, a familiar face to British audiences for his myriad film and television appearances, launched his career in the theatre, but not on stage. His first big break was behind the scenes, acting as an assistant stage manager in Manchester in 1969.
In the 1970s and 1980s, Storry became a regular on-stage presence, not least for the Royal Shakespeare Company with whom, as an associate artist, he appeared in productions of Tamburlaine, Coriolanus, Richard III, Moliere, La Ronde, Piaf and Volpone.
Storry's other stage credits, continuing into the 1990s and today, include: in the West End, Art and After Aida; for the Royal Court, Knuckle; and for the Almeida, The Tempest.
On television, Storry has been seen in, amongst other things, Pie in the Sky, Heartbeat, The Knock, Dangerfield, Pride and Extreme Prejudice, The Singing Detective, Bread or Blood, Sword of Honour and Midsomer Murders. His film credits include Firefox, The Princess Bride, Under Suspicion, The Last of the Mohicans, The Scarlet Letter, The Sailors' Return and The Man Who Knew Too Little.
Back on stage, Storry is currently starring as Davies in Harold Pinter's The Caretaker, presented by English Touring Theatre, the award-winning company founded eight years ago with the aim of bringing quality theatre to as many people as possible throughout the country.
Date & place of birth
Now lives in
First big break
Favourite production you've ever worked on
What role would you most like to play still?
In your opinion, what's the best thing currently on stage (not including this production)?
What differences do you find between performing in the West End and at regional theatres?
What advice would you give the government to secure the future of British theatre?
If you could swap places with one person (living or dead), who would it be?
Favourite holiday destinations
If you hadn't become an actor, what would you have done professionally?
What, in your opinion, distinguishes Harold Pinter from other playwrights?
What's your favourite Pinter play?
Why did you want to accept your part in The Caretaker?
What's your favourite line from The Caretaker?
What's the funniest thing that has happened in the run to date for The Caretaker?
Anything else you'd like to add? Lucrative, glamorous job - are you out there?
The Caretaker is directed by Gari Jones and also stars Lee Boardman and Julian Lewis-Jones. It is touring regionally to December 2001.