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Keith Chegwin get’s propositioned by Roman Polanski
So who’d have thought it? TV and Radio legend Keith “Cheggers” Chegwin onced starred in a Movie directed by The Infamous and Controversial Roman Polanski.
Apparently Roman ordered a young Keith to perform a scene in Macbeth without any trousers on!
Keith Chegwin has revealed that he was once asked to take his trousers off during a scene under the direction of Roman Polanski.
The TV presenter starred in Polanski’s 1971 adaptation of Macbeth alongside Martin Shaw. He described the French-Polish director as “odd” but “amazing”.
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“I was about 15 or 16 at the time,” he told The Telegraph. “I remember clearly I had to go to Marble Arch to meet this director called Roman Polanski, who I’d never heard of, and when I got there I found out what the film was – a thing called Macbeth, which I had heard of somewhere.
“He was an amazing director to work with but very odd. I was booked for six weeks on the movie, but ended up working six months. Often he’d turn up and say, ‘I no film today. I go home’. And he’d just disappear.”
He added: “With Polanski, you just did what he told you to do. There was one scene where we all run into a banqueting hall and go to sleep for the night, and he just looked at Martin Shaw and me and said, ‘Take your underpants off’. And he was the boss so you go, ‘Fine, OK’. We just did it. Couldn’t work out why; still don’t know why.”
Keith Chegwin is soon to star in Comedy/Horror film Kill Keith, In which He stars as himself trying to avoid being murdered by a killer who has already murdered the likes of comedy and TV legends Joe Pasquale and Tony Blackburn.
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Sacha Baron Cohen has reportedly joined the cast of Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained.
Baron Cohen’s on-screen counterpart is described by The Hollywood Reporteras a “minor but shadowy role”.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Miami Vice actor Don Johnson were named as the latest additions to the Django Unchained cast last week, joining the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio,Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson.
Django Unchained will be released on December 25, 2012 in the US and on the following day in the UK.