LYSETTE ANTHONY - Spy - Amanda Brown
PETER CAPALDI - Hilton Gilfoyle
BRIAN CONLEY - Inspector Cochrane
KEELEY HAWES - receptionist - Tricia
ART MALIK - Serbian terrorist warlord - Radocheck Zeigler
LEE MAJORS - President of the United States
PAUL MCGANN - Ben Carter- Assistant Manger at the Nearby Hotel
HENRY NAYLOR - Constable Watkins - Cochrane's sidekick
Pictures courtesy of John Patterson
When Airforce One is forced to land in a small English village, the American President secretly decamps to a country club hotel. It's soon attacked by a gang of international terrorists who hold the President for ransom for billions of dollars. The hotel staff is - unsurprisingly - unused to international hostage situations, and chaos ensues.
Article in the British TV Times
Now I'm the Ironic Man
The Six Million Dollar Man is still pulling off amazing feats... this
time he has rebuilt himself as a comedian
My first impressions of Lee Majors is bizarre and scary. Dressed as
Abraham Lincoln (I'll explain later) he wheels round and glares at me
when I ask for an interview on the set of a C5 TV film he's shooting
just outside London.'Not now' he grunts.
Later, when I meet him at his hotel, 61-year-old
Lee is wedged in a couch with a glass of red wine, a cigar and a bowl of
nuts. He is spritely and stocky with shoulders that go on for miles. His
skin is so tanned and leathery that I have trouble picking him out
against the leather of the couch.
Lee Majors is a man's man, a bit of a cowboy. In fact, wearing chaps,
falling off horses and doing fight scenes are how Lee started his acting
career in the Sixties after an American football career was cut short by
a back injury. He does a 1000 sit-ups a day to prevent the pain
surfacing. 'I'm in good shape because of the shows I've done', drawls
Lee. 'The Six Million Dollar Man may have been in slow motion but I was
running my butt off!' Fortunately, no running in the C5 Naked Gun-style
film Hotel in which he's disguised as Abe Lincoln to foil terrorists.
When his stories begin to roll out, all we're missing is a campfire.
There's the one about drinking tequila with John Wayne; breaking his
nose five times (once accidentally by Linda Evans' head); being directed
by an unknown Steven Spielberg ('he was weird) and bumping into Jennifer
Aniston and Brad Pit the other day in London. 'They're a very nice
couple. They're going through the same stuff as me and Farrah (Fawcett).
It's difficult when you both have big careers. It puts a strain on
things. I hope they stay together.' Lee and the Charlie's Angels' star
were the toast of Hollywood during their nine-year marriage but
pressures of work drove them apart - he remembers one year when they
spent just two weeks together. Rumours of drink and drugs now surround
Farrah, the most embarrassing of which was an appearance on David
Letterman's US talk show in which she slurred her words.
Were there wild times in those nine years? 'We were too tired to be
wild! There were never any drugs, maybe a little marijuana. She would
drink a glass of Champagne now and then. She didn't smoke. She had a
little temper. I don't beleive all this stuff about her being on drugs
now - she got involved with some bad people. I think she was trying to
be cute on Letterman but the joke backfired.'
Now Lee's engaged to Faith Noelle, his companion of the last six years
and 35 years his junior. 'I used to drink a bottle of vodka a night. And
Faith would keep up with me! two years ago we stopped drinking and
smoking. At my age I need someone who can make me slow down. She's good
for me. We'll get married when I slow down.'
He shifts in his couch and I sense our time is coming to an end. Any
regrets? 'Only one. Missing out on the role in Midnight Cowboy that went
to John Voight. It hurt me at the time. But I look back and I've spent
more hours in front of the camera than he'll ever dream of and made more
money than he'll ever dream of.' And with that, he rides off into the
sunset. Well, kind of.
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