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Andrew Davies

British,  Writer
Total Quotes : 35
Going Been BBC

An adaptation I was working on of Trollope's 'The Pallisers' has been axed by the BBC... I was also going to do Dickens' 'Dombey and Son' but they've asked me to do 'David Copperfield' instead.

- Andrew Davies

Best Rebel Big

From time to time there is a move to do a little less in the way of period dramas, but people rebel. Audiences say we want them. There is a big hunger for them. I don't think it's sentimentality or nostalgia, it's often that they are simply the best stories.

- Andrew Davies

Children Be Careful Give

Be careful about the advice you give, especially to your children.

- Andrew Davies

Love Rather Delicate

'Affinity' is beautiful and intense, with no laughs. It's a rather delicate and emotional love story, with a spooky element.

- Andrew Davies

Mistake Some Surely

I got quite cross when I heard about Emma Thompson adapting 'Sense and Sensibility.' It was absolutely childish of me, but I thought, 'I should be doing that. They didn't even ask me.' Some mistake, surely.

- Andrew Davies

Remain However Period

I remain, however, fairly optimistic for the future of period drama because it's just such a popular thing.

- Andrew Davies

Thought Wanting Very

I had a mother who was very emotionally demanding, wanting to be the centre of attention. As they say in EastEnders, she thought it was all about 'er. I spent a lot of time trying to work out what was going on.

- Andrew Davies

Reaction Been Fed

I know that a ridiculous number of classic serials have been commissioned, and that reviews show a reaction against them. The critics seem fed up.

- Andrew Davies

Doing Classic Frustrations

I adore doing classic adaptations, but I also feel their frustrations and their limitations.

- Andrew Davies

Year Over Refused

A distinguished producer called Kenith Trodd actually lived in his office for over a year - the cleaners refused to go in because it was such a tip.

- Andrew Davies

Love Otherwise Prefer

I prefer love scenes to be shot up close with a lot of focus on eyes and mouths. Otherwise it can feel uncomfortable and voyeuristic.

- Andrew Davies

Think Reliable Period

I'm absolutely delighted if people think of me as a reliable purveyor of quality period stuff.

- Andrew Davies

Teaches Provinces Tastes

I suppose I have the tastes of someone who teaches at a university in the provinces.

- Andrew Davies

Work Wife Some

My wife likes history and documentaries, but I'm not so keen on them. I generally go and do some work if there's one of those on.

- Andrew Davies

Love Adapt More

I'd love to adapt more contemporary novels. But there isn't really enough story and character to make a really satisfying serial, so they tend to be single dramas.

- Andrew Davies

Love Always Stories

I always do like to write love stories, even if they end tragically.

- Andrew Davies

American I Think Mostly

I'm not one of these people who say how much better American drama is than English. I find it mostly too American, except for The Sopranos, which I think is the best thing.

- Andrew Davies

Note Likely Othello

'Othello' is the most domestic of Shakespeare's tragedies and the one that's likely to strike a personal note with a lot of people watching it.

- Andrew Davies

Thought One Of The Things

One of the things I've always thought is a drag in so many period adaptations is that they are always buttoned up to the neck in so many clothes all the time. I'm always looking for excuses to get them out of their clothes.

- Andrew Davies

Think I Think Everybody

I'm glad nobody has asked me to adapt 'Wuthering Heights' because I think I would make a mess of it. Everybody makes a mess of it. I think the Bronte Sisters are mad.

- Andrew Davies