Sunday July 12, 2020

Rollicking account of a Hollywood icon’s glory years

Watch Me. By Anjelica Huston. Simon & Schuster, €19. Reviewed by Anna Carey.

1st March, 2015
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Angelica Huston: one of her generation’s most admired character actors. Picture: Getty

In the early 1980s, Anjelica Huston was at a dinner party when the director Tony Richardson called her over. “Poor little you,” said Richardson. “So much talent and so little to show for it. You’re never going to do anything with your life.” Huston replied: “Perhaps you’re right.”

She was turning 30 and though, as a teenager, she’d played a role (not very successfully) in...

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