PAUL BASSETT DAVIES
Paul Bassett Davies is a writer, director and actor. He founded the Crystal Theatre, whose pioneering multimedia work was acclaimed in Britain and Europe. He created a series of one-man shows, two of which were Perrier Award finalists at the Edinburgh Festival. Other shows combined live performance with video and other media to create innovative theatrical experiments.
Radio and television credits include: Spitting Image, Smith and Jones, Rory Bremner, Jasper Carrot and many more. He had his own series with Jeremy Hardy, and produced Sony Award winning BBC radio series Do Go On, which he wrote with Griff Rhys Jones and Graeme Garden using improvisation to create the scripts. He wrote the screenplay for The Magic Roundabout film and has a feature film in production based on comic book legends The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers.
Paul's new book, 'Utter Folly' ("A very funny novel'" - Jack Dee) is now available on Amazon.
For Euroscript Paul teaches Comedy Writing, Writing for Radio, an Adaptation workshop. And he is your first point of call if you need to phone us.
Q: What’s the worst film you could be stuck with on a desert island?
A: Love Story. Because I'd end up despising myself for crying at the end, every time.
Q: What do you think is the funniest TV comedy?
A: Family Guy for cartoons, Curb Your Enthusiasm for live action. Although Larry David is a kind of human cartoon character.
Q: Who’s the most irritating TV personality?
A: Piers Morgan. If humankind is advanced enough to send a man to the moon, can't we send another one, make it Piers Morgan, and then cancel the space programme?
Q: Who’s your favourite director?
A: Stanley Kubrick. I love all his work, especially the film most people don't like: Barry Lyndon, a masterpiece.
Q: What’s the fictional journey you’d most like to take?
A: Easy Rider. But with a happy ending, where the rednecks drop acid and the protagonists (I'm Dennis Hopper) don't get shot.