Bill Forsyth was born on July 29, 1946 in Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland as William David Forsyth. He is a director and writer, known for Local Hero (1983), Comfort and Joy (1984), Gregory’s Girl (1980), Housekeeping (1987)
Actors Jenny Seagrove and Denis Lawson discuss Local Hero (1983), the Scottish comedy they made with Burt Lancaster, director Bill Forsyth and producer David Puttnam. The pair reveal which scenes in the film were improvised and why the shoot was briefly stopped.
LOCO Festival co-founder Jonathan Wakeham chairs the discussion.
Bill Forsyth, right, on the set of Local Hero in 1983 with Denis Lawson and Peter Riegert
The screenwriter Bill Forsyth is turning his film Local Hero into a musical, 35 years after its release.
The movie about an American oil tycoon’s attempt to buy a remote Scottish village starred Jenny Seagrove and Peter Capaldi. It is being adapted for the stage by Forsyth and David Greig, artistic director of the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh. Marc Knopfler, founder of the band Dire Straits, will produce the music [ . . . ]
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