Happy Birthday: Oliver Reed (1938–1999)

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

Oliver Reed (1938–1999).jpgOliver Reed (1938–1999)

Born: February 13, 1938 in Wimbledon, London, England, UK
Died: May 2, 1999 (age 61) in Valletta, Malta

I have made many serious statements — I just can’t remember any of them. I guess they mustn’t have been very important.

I have two ambitions in life: one is to drink every pub dry, the other is to sleep with every woman on earth.

Once a pirate, always a pirate. I’m a buccaneer – a bucco – through and through. I’m the same old Ollie I was years ago. Ollie Reed doesn’t change.

My acting school was, and still is, life in the raw – the whole wide world as a stage. I didn’t go into a shop full of mirrors, I stayed outside and gazed at the reflections of life. I’ve got a lot of performances stored away at the back of my mind, ready to come…

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