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28 March

Posted: March 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »


I know many of you are new fans so this is a flashback to 1989. Ben and new wife Francesca Buller were cast in Dustin Hoffman’s Merchant of Venice on Broadway. Francesca had also been in the London production. She told a wonderful story at one of the Farscape cons about one of the early rehearsals in New York. The cast is all crowded in a room and Dustin Hoffman makes the suggestion on the direction someone comes on stage for swordplay. She panics as she hears a familiar voice saying No no  as they have just moved here and need the job! Ben proceeds to demonstrate and Dustin Hoffman see his point . Special thanks to Auntie Nora for helping my memory on this! 



One Comment on “28 March”

  1. 1 Rita Lewis said at 10:19 pm on March 28th, 2015:

    I remember there was more to the story. There’s actually a moral. Dustin Hoffman called Ben back to his dressing room. Ben thought, this is it, I’m going to be fired. But Dustin said to him, so, you want to be an actor? Stick to your guns, don’t be afraid to fail. And thanked him for the suggestion of the blocking.

    I use Ben’s motto as my email signature so I won’t forget his words that came from Dustin Hoffman: Don’t be afraid to question. Don’t be afraid to be fired. Don’t be afraid to be wrong.

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