HOLLYWOOD – Following the news that director Danny Boyle turned down the offer of a Knighthood; we talked to the Mancunian director about his latest project ‘Regicide’ and why he chose to omit his name from the new years honours list.
Danny. You’re one of few individuals to turn down the offer of a Knighthood. What led you to make such a monumental decision?
Well it’s bollocks isn’t it.
Everything. The title, the calling people Sir. Some over privileged pensioner wearing a priceless crown bothering you with a sword. It’s absolute bollocks.
But some people regard it as being the ultimate accolade.
Yeah. People who talk bollocks who don’t have any bollocks.
You’re renown for your Marxist politics and yet some other notable left-wingers such as Salman Rushdie and Helen Mirren gladly accepted the honour.
Rushdie’s all mouth and no bollocks and Mirren used to have the bollocks but all she has these days is a lovely pair of top bollocks. She played the Queen I mean, what a load of old bollocks that was.
Moving on. Your new film Regicide is due to start shooting in February. What can we expect?
It’s about a robot from the future who goes back in time to assassinate every monarch in British history.
Interesting. Who is playing the lead?
He’s the bollocks.
Regicide is due for release in 2012.
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