Ray Winstone and Gary Oldman on Nil By Mouth: ‘It’s a tough watch’
‘It’s a harrowing film, perhaps not one for a Saturday night with a pizza. But it’s stood the test of time – and that’s down to the genius of Gary Oldman’
I’d briefly met Gary Oldman at film-maker Alan Clarke’s funeral in 1990 and later received a message saying he wanted to see me. We met on the steps of the Royal Court theatre in London, where I was working. With a coffee in hand, he told me all about this incredible piece of work he’d written, and how much he’d like me to do it. What a compliment that was, coming from someone like Gary Oldman.