“I’ve known them for years and they haven’t stopped making me laugh” – Sir Michael Caine
From The Likely Lads to Porridge, Auf Weidersehen Pet to Lovejoy, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais have long been Britain’s most celebrated screenwriting double-act. Along the way they have had memorable encounters with Hollywood stars like Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Marlon Brando, Sean Connery, Michael Caine and Daniel Craig; not to mention poets, prima donnas, politicians and rock stars. Now they join the How To Academy to tell their story.
Clement and La Frenais have been writing partners for more than five decades: longer than Rodgers and Hammerstein, Gilbert and Sullivan, Laurel and Hardy, and Morecambe and Wise. Their career has covered writing, directing and producing for movies and the theatre as well as for television. They have written comedy set in factories, prisons and building sites; dramas set in shabby London streets and the corridors of power; musicals about bands coming together and bands breaking apart. They’ve conquered Hollywood and lived to tell the tale.
With stories spanning their fifty year career, don’t miss this chance to hear from two icons of popular culture.