HOLLYWOOD – Following the first glimpse of Robert Redford as Foggy, Last of the Summer Wine gets another character poster, featuring Al Pacino in the role of Compo.
The veteran actor Al Pacino told the Studio Exec:
Hooo Haaaaaa! Yes! The Summer Wine. Last of. Yorkshire. Making this film was one of the most creative experiences of my entire life! Bar none. Redford, a master. Nolte. What can you say about the man who gives everything of himself to a role? An artist! And a part! What a part! Compo. Compo Simmonite to give him his full name. Compo. HA!
How did you prepare for the role?
I went back to the text. I wanted to get away from Bill Owen’s superfluous performance. It was too strong. Too raw for me. I needed to kill him as my theatrical father. And then allow him to haunt me like Hamlet’s ghost father. But with a piece of string keeping his trousers up.
Last of the Summer Wine will be released in 2015.