Clive Francis

CLIVE FRANCIS CARICATURIST

Victims Speak

Alan Ayckbourn, Clive Francis
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Alan Ayckbourn
Dear Mr Francis, just a line (Though all your faces are divine).
How come you catch the others fine,
But bring out all the faults in mine?
Alan Ayckbourn
Donald Sinden, Clive Francis
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Alan Ayckbourn
It is worth being 80 to be drawn by the incomparable Clive Francis. Max Beerbohm yet lives!
Donald Sinden
Anthony Hopkins, Clive Francis
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Alan Ayckbourn
Caught perfectly myself as a mess as a mess as Lear!
Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Sher, Clive Francis
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Alan Ayckbourn
Does my face really resemble a tomahawk?
Anthony Sher as Richard III
Jonathan Miller, Clive Francis
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Alan Ayckbourn
Seeing a picture of yourself is just as bad as being unexpectedly ambushed by one’s own reflection. Only worse, because a mirror is a purely mechanical reproduction of one’s feelings, whereas a portrait includes a human opinion and that makes the ambush even more dangerous.
Jonathan Miller
Arthur Miller, Clive Francis
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Alan Ayckbourn
Well, at least I’m smiling!
Arthur Miller
Ian McKellan, Clive Francis
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Alan Ayckbourn
I often feel like this – I’m only sorry it shows.
Ian McKellen
Stephen Fry, Clive Francis
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Alan Ayckbourn
I’m so very, very sorry!
Stephen Fry
Peter O'Toole, Clive Francis
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Alan Ayckbourn
Can an overcoat be libelous? Thank you though for wrapping it so generously around my lovely young body.
Peter O’Toole
Dorothy Tutin, Clive Francis
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Alan Ayckbourn
Dear Clive. Brilliant! Though I’ve so longed to look down my nose instead of up it.
Dorothy Tutin
John Gielgud, Clive Francis
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Alan Ayckbourn
Though at first it may be flattering to be caricatured it is scarcely possible not to be somewhat appalled by the necessary blow to one’s own personal vanity. But Clive Francis has a more benign approach to his subjects, and I congratulate him most warmly for pursuing this talent so diligently and delightfully in addition to his distinguished stage career.
John Gielgud
Wendy Hiller, Clive Francis
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Alan Ayckbourn
I am amused that anyone should think twice at what I think of as my non-face – to be caricatured with wit and affection flatters my ego deliciously.
Wendy Hiller in Driving Miss Daisy
Jack Lemmon, Clive Francis
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Alan Ayckbourn
Only Francis realized it was Jack Lemmon playing James Tyrone playing Grandma Moses.
Jack Lemmon in Long Day’s Journey into Night
Simon Callow, Clive Francis
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Alan Ayckbourn
The Richard Nixon ski-slope nose, Frankie Howard jowls and a habit, probably subconsciously culled from the late Margaret Rutherford, of talking out the side of my mouth. I love it!
Simon Callow as Guy Burgess in Single Spies
Marcel Marceau, Clive Francis
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Alan Ayckbourn
About this wonderful caricature of my silent play, I have of course, as you see yourself, nothing to say.
Marcel Marceau
Tom Stoppard, Clive Francis
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Alan Ayckbourn
A perfect likeness!
Tom Stoppard