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There's something about shadows because you make your own mind up about what's lurking in them.

There's something about shadows because you make your own mind up about what's lurking in them.

I'm surrounded by it. I have so many lovely people around me who are supportive, gentle, kind and considerate. I'm so grateful for every day that I'm on the planet and that continues to be so. ---->>>

I would have loved to have been in The Stand. I would also loved to have been in The Mask. ---->>>

I never wanted to be aligned to a mature group because they go off and become politicians and stuff. ---->>>

I do like to be creative and I'm very lucky that I've been given different areas in which I'm able to do that - whether it be film or television or theatre or whatever. I'm also still into music and recording. ---->>>

Not that I have any interest in saying goodbye to Rocky. I absolutely adore being involved and a part of something that is really a phenomenon. ---->>>

We were a Western civilisation, an English speaking civilisation, both NZ and Australia, and we had all these influences coming from both Great Britain and America to us; sending us their culture in the shape and form of movies and television.

We were a Western civilisation, an English speaking civilisation, both NZ and Australia, and we had all these influences coming from both Great Britain and America to us; sending us their culture in the shape and form of movies and television.

I absolutely adore working in the realms of fantasy. ---->>>

Even though we know freedom as an idea we're not really as free as we think we are. ---->>>

So all the rest is O.K., but fame is a hollow ground, isn't it? It's an empty kind of thing. ---->>>

Well, no. I was getting into trouble messing around with it for roles. So one night I went home, cut it down with a pair of scissors and then got in the bath and shaved it all off. I've never looked back. ---->>>

I've never been driven by fame or money or anything like that. It's never been part of my psyche. ---->>>

There is always an audience for different individuals, but critics sometimes stop the audience finding the show and the show finding the audience. ---->>>

Yes, but I think the big thing for everyone is to wear what they want and what suits them. ---->>>

However, there's three reasons for doing things in this particular world. One is love, one is prestige and the other's money. If you get all three together, that's fine. ---->>>

I'm one of those people who never really joined the grown-ups. ---->>>

Life's too short to be working with divas.

Life's too short to be working with divas.

I have done every job in the Theatre apart from wardrobe. I was out of work more times than I was in it. ---->>>

I paid my dues at drama school and worked backstage in every Theatre in London. ---->>>

I'm not driven by money and I'm not driven by career. ---->>>

I am 58 and it's difficult for people to gauge my age. ---->>>

I've been cushioned against having to work, with Rocky's continual bounty. ---->>>

I've never wanted to play bank managers and real people particularly. ---->>>

It is difficult to go on the next night after you receive a sandbagging. ---->>>

The first movie I appeared in was Carry On Cowboy, though not as an actor. I was just riding horses. ---->>>

To play a role where you get to reveal intellectual change is wonderful. ---->>>

Well, when you do something like Rocky which is indefinable somehow, it always becomes difficult to lose that. ---->>>

Writers never get a very good deal in Hollywood.

Writers never get a very good deal in Hollywood.

The fact that someone came forward and offered $1.25 million to make a movie was astonishing. We were also allowed to keep many of the original stage cast. ---->>>

With the film around for 25 years and the show being around even longer - still running and continuing to fill house all around the word - it's really an exciting and wonderful thing to be part of that. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: 03-25, 1942
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Occupation: Actor
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Richard O'Brien (born Richard Smith; 25 March 1942) is a British-New Zealand actor, television presenter, writer and theatre performer. After a long and successful career based in the United Kingdom, he gained dual citizenship with New Zealand in 2011, where he now resides in Tauranga. O'Brien wrote the musical stage show The Rocky Horror Show, which has remained in almost continuous production. He also co-wrote the screenplay of the film adaptation, The Rocky Horror Picture Show released in 1975, appearing in the film as Riff Raff. O'Brien also appeared in the hugely popular ITV series Robin of Sherwood in 1986, as Gulnar, alongside Jason Connery. He presented the television show The Crystal Maze for Channel 4 from 1990 to 1993 and is the voice of Lawrence Fletcher, the title characters' father in Phineas and Ferb.(wikipedia)