Peter Finch [despite his romances with Vivien Leigh and Bassey] was often rumoured to be bi - as indeed was Alan Bates before his marriage - he was often seen at saunas and at cruising grounds. He apparently knew people in the theater world and mentioned being at a dinner where Ioan and Matthew attended. Take that for what it's worth.'Well, thanks for that.r105 David Tennant as the current Dr Who has one of the highest profile jobs on UK Tv right now.Interesting to hear of Ioan and Matthew and Orlando and ... And she was a far better Queen Elizabeth II in that Alan Bennett play than that bitch Helen Mirren ever could be. (He's alcoholic, not gay.) Stephen Fry, Derek Jacobi, Simon Callow... He has every reason, shared by every other actor who wants a career, to hide his sexuality.
Though I am not by any means a close friend of either Northam or Tennant I have worked with them.
It was indeed poor Rupert Graves who Spacey harrassed. Robert Sean Leonard ended up playing his role in the Broadway production but I don't thing RSL rang Spacey's bell. Wasn't there a thread that quoted Jonathan Rhys Meyers saying he was the most homophobic actor he'd ever worked with.
Dirk Bogarde John Fraser (his bio "Close Up" has a great chapter on Bogarde, and also of a mad night out in the 60s with Bette Davis at her most ...)Always thought Michael York was at least bi-Olivier and Guinness now accepted as being bi, seems Michael Redgrave into bondage and s m ....there is of course the famous story of the movie "The Sea Shall Not Have Them" starring Bogarde and Redgrave opening and Noel Coward passing by and looking up at the marquee and saying "I don't see why not, everyone else has". THey were doing a threeway scene together or something and JRM decided to sexually harrass/grab his ass the whole time.'R-60, a poster name "London Lad", posted a while back on occasion here about the London scene.
He apparently knew people in the theater world and mentioned being at a dinner where Ioan and Matthew attended. R74, Timothy Dalton and Michael York have long been rumored to be bi or gay.
I remember hearing that both of them were "family" as early as the 80s.