Love him or loathe him. tew people ever ignore the presence ol luscious. languid actor and aspiring pop star Rupert Everett.
Presence is an apposite word when it comes to his latest screen appearance in Francesco Bosi’s ‘Chronicle at a Death Foretold‘. where he portrays the mysterious stranger who materialises in Carthagena and ultimately sparksthe central tragedy.
‘Rosi isjust a genius ol the cinema and lwould have done more or less whatever he had asked me to. There are very iewlilms made in Britain so lwork wherever I can, but itwas dilterent with Hosi because he is such a very. very good directorand lthinkthelilm is very beautilul.‘ says Everett.
His perlormance in Chronicle has divided the critics. not least in this magazine, but that tact is unlikely to lose him any beauty sleep. ‘I neverread them.' he asserts with uncharacteristic vigour. ‘They are just so negative and I think one could be very upset by them. Besides. I don‘tthink any olthem really know what goes into the making at a lilm and theiropinion is no more valid than anyone else’s.‘
Everett hasthree lilms awaiting release in Britain: the Australian ‘Right Hand Man'. the ‘ltalian Golden Eyeglasses' and the much troubled American rock drama ‘Hearls at Fire' in which he sings six numbers and co-stars with Bob Dylan. An intimidating prospect? ‘Not at all. He was very encouraging. very supportive.‘
His recent bid tor pop lame with the sell-penned ‘Generation ot Loneliness' met with conspicuous lack
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ot success here but he has been actively promoting the record in Europe and hopes that the two careers will run intandem. Histheatrical roots are not being ignored eitheras he plans to return to the Glasgow Citizens‘ in January in ‘The Vortex'. his lirst stab at Noel Coward.
‘In many ways working at the Citizens' was one otthe nicest bits ot my career. You could say it was my lavourite theatre because the people who work there are so talented and brilliant and have such an interesting perspective on whatthey are doing. I'm really looking lorward to going back.‘ (Allan Hunter)
‘Chronicle ol a Death Foretold' opens at the Glasgow Film Theatre on July 27 and the Cameo. Edinburgh on July 31. See Cinema Listings and Feature.
HUE AND CRYv
Despite shock ‘revelations’ in a certain tabloid newspaper recentlythat Glasgwegian brothers Gregory and Patrick Kane could stand each other about as much as they could litt a grand piano. their band Hue and Cry show no signs at splitting up. They have. in tact. won a coveted place on the support bill tor U2's concert at the SECC on July 31. No meanteat. considering the lack at real commercial success their soullul. Latin-tinged singles have had so tar. With an excellent group at backing musicians. a current association with Frank Sinatra and Barbara Streisand's old string arranger Jimmy Biondolillo (surely a good sign) and the exposure to about a zillion U2tans. it can'tbelong betore all thatchanges.
Feeling browned ott? Arnold Brown’s gentle. genial stand-up comedy could help. Stand-up is perhaps too strong a word— his style is so laid-back he's almost horizontal. This laconic. Jewish Glaswegian
- ‘two racial stereotypes tor the price oi one‘-teams up with jazz duo Jungrand Parkerthis summerto appearatthe Third Eye Centre. Glasgow on Wednesday 5 August and at the Gilded Balloon Theatre. Edinburgh duringthe Edinburgh Fringe.
GIL soon HEIDI—
‘llanyone got a tape ol tonight. they gota HDT one!‘ He‘s back again; the Grand Old Man at Radical Bock.
Forthe belterpart oltwo decades now. Gil Scott-Heron has been putting the politics into pop. From “We Almost Lost Detroit‘. about the Three Mile Island nuclear power station crisis. to ‘Johannesburg‘, supporting the Black struggle in South Alrica.
From jazz to blues tolunk
and poetry, Heron‘s rich voice and acid lyrics have raised the root the world over. He catches America‘s sour side in sharp. eloquent snapshots.
While ‘Raygun' struts the world “like a robot gunslinger'. the rats run riot inthe ghetto:
‘Arat done bit my sister Nell.
(With Whitey on the moon) Herlace and arms begunto swell.
(And Whitey’s on the moon)’
‘I nevertryto guide other people orpreach tothem or make them dothings.‘ he says. ‘I try to make clear where I'm coming Irom. and why. and generallythat's enough to inlluence people.
There's another chanceto get under the inlluence at Louis' Nite Spot. Glasgow, on August 5th. and atthe Queen's Hall. Edinburgh. August 9th.
DDNNAAND I Keene-
Tasty? Spacy? llthe adjective lits apply it. but Donna and Kebab are delinitely hot stull-an excellent new lemale Greek
THREE GREAT COMPETITIONS
I I g . double-acton the cabaret circuit in London who visit the Traverse. Edinburgh on Friday 31 July and Saturday
1 August and are at Southside International venue during the Edinburgh ange.
SEE PAGE 46
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