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Tea and buns with Laurel and Hardy: Derek Malcolm on the day he met his comedy heroes11 Oct 7:12am

Tea and buns with Laurel and Hardy: Derek Malcolm on the day he met his comedy heroes

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In 1947, the teenage Derek Malcolm saw the legendary duo perform in London – and was then invited backstage. As the biopic Stan & Ollie premieres, the former Guardian film critic still cherishes the memory As someone who met Orson Welles, Luis Buñuel, John Ford, Satyajit Ray, Howard Hawks, Katharine Hepburn, Charlie Chaplin and many others in the course of a long stint as the Guardian’s film critic, I am often asked who was my favourite movie star. The answer is none of them.
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