MALCOLM McDOWELL

a personal visit with
LINDSAY ANDERSON
Malcolm McDowelLindsay and Malcolm
Home
Intro & Production Notes
Trailer
Quotes
Reviews
Articles/Blogs
Lindsay Anderson
Malcolm McDowell
Mike Kaplan
The Colleagues
Press Photos
Posters
Photo Gallery
Filmography
Video Clips
Credits and Contacts


Quotes

A  DROLL  WATCH
Daily Telegraph, London

GOSSIPY, AFFECTIONATE and FUN
THE GUARDIAN, Peter Bradshaw

****A MINI-EPIC FOUR STARS
McDOWELL’S  PERFORMANCE IS CAPTIVATING
AND ANDERSON’S LIFE A GENUINE FASCINATION.
He may have been rightly moved by the tenderness of McDowell’s well-expressed recollections of  their work together and other aspects of Anderson’s life, including his celibacy, his final meeting with JOHN FORD, his friendship with the tragic Welsh actress RACHEL ROBERTS  and his division of films between ‘the mini’ and ‘the epic’.
TIME OUT, London, Dave Calhoun

A VERY SURPRISING COUP
McDOWELL AND KAPLAN TURN ‘NEVER APOLOGIZE’ INTO A FILM THAT GRIPS CONSISTENTLY FOR EVERY ONE OF ITS 111 MINUTES. The credit must be shared with their subject, Lindsay Anderson, the troublesome giant of British cinema – an irascible, generous, tormented, tormenting, passionate poet….McDowell has a shrewd eye for character and a great talent for impersonation. THESE ARE THE SHOW-STOPPERS:  the hazards of IF’s celebrated nude scene; Anderson high on hashish brownies; RACHEL ROBERTS displaying her cropped privates at the Colombe D’or; a touching story of PRINCESS DIANA sitting beside him at Cannes; working with the angelic LILLIAN GISH and the diabolic BETTE DAVIS.
SIGHT AND SOUND, David Robinson

****A FILM TO CHERISH FOUR STARS
FASCINATING, REVEALING ANDERSON TO BE NOT ONLY A GREAT FILM AND THEATRE DIRECTOR BUT A CHARACTER IMPOSSIBLE TO FORGET and McDowell a much finer actor than his recent films might suggest. The apology of the title is to ALAN BATES and McDowell’s retelling of the somewhat grudging letter saying sorry couldn’t be better. A memorial to an exceptional artist and a man you couldn’t help liking even at his most insufferable.
EVENING STANDARD, Derek Malcolm, London

AN  ICON  FOR AN  ICON
McDowell impersonates Anderson wonderfully, along with RACHEL ROBERTS,
JOHN GIELGUD, ALAN PRICE and his own cocksure younger self. BEST OF ALL,
HE CAPTURES THE COLLISION OF CRUELTY AND WARMTH that shone through Anderson’s films as well as his personality. His homage to his mentor says just as much about its impish narrator.
THE NEW STATESMAN, Ryan Gilbey

A DRAMATIZED SCRAPBOOK
A tribute to Lindsay Anderson, NEVER APOLOGIZE kills two birds with one stone. As Malcolm McDowell, the iconoclast actor discovered by the director, describes the career of the filmmaker, he paints with brilliance his own self-portrait.
-POSITIF, France

A STUNNING MOVIE. GREAT FUN.
It will be treasured by audiences for its vivid insights into the art and imagination of one of England's most influential directors. Malcolm McDowell has tremendous charisma. There's not a dry minute in the actor's telling. Many famous personalities show up as he relates Lindsay Anderson's story, including Bette Davis,    Lillian Gish, Richard Harris, Alan Bates, Rachel Roberts and director John Ford. 
FOR ANYONE WHO LOVES MOVIES, THIS IS WONDERFUL STUFF.
- Reuters/The Hollywood Reporter, Ray Bennett

Malcolm McDowell is a commanding storyteller.
NEVER APOLOGIZE is a a spirited documentary.
-Los Angeles Times, Kenneth Turan

WARM,  ENTERTAINING and MOVING. 
Lindsay'Anderson's meeting with John Ford is particularly touching. Similarly moving are Malcolm McDowell's affectionate reflections on the more hiddren aspects of his mentor's personality.Anderson's writings revive several amusing and emotional anecdotes, including a long-running feud with Alan Bates and an astute observation of the stylistic differences between Lillian Gish and Bette Davis. 
THE BEAUTY OF THIS INFORMATIVE AND ENTERTAINING DOCUMENT
is that talking about Anderson is a closely held and heartfelt priority.
Variety, Russell Edwards

McDOWELL TELLS GREAT STORIES              
about lots of famous people, from Richard Harris and Rachel Roberts to Alan Bates and smoking a joint with Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson who were at his first Cannes with “Easy Rider.” NEVER APOLOGIZE is a summoning back of ghosts past from a time when the director was lionized as much as stars were.
-Boston Herald, Stephen Schaefer

FOUR STARS... HILARIOUS, CHILLING & ULTIMATELY MOVING

Malcolm McDowell is a supremely intelligent and fiercely funny individual. The iconic actor emerges as a singular force of nature in director Mike Kaplan's impeccably edited recording of McDowell's riveting one-man stage show. For two hours, the charismatic performer pays tribute to his dear friend, the late filmmaker Lindsay Anderson (who directed McDowell in If... and O Lucky Man!). His stories are alternately hilarious, chilling, and ultimately moving.
- Columbia College, Chicago, (at Cannes)- Matt Fagerholm


2007-2008 TRAVIS PRODUCTIONS AND CIRCLE ASSOCIATES LTD