William Daniels The Actor

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Howard Manchester, Two For The Road

Film, 1967

My part wasn't glamorous. I played a stiff-necked American who tried to insist on order and decorum while traveling with the beautiful couple, Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney. But the production itself, with all the colors of France, was dazzling. Albie and Audrey were an item at that time. Finney was great fun to be around. Bonnie left our boys with her parents and joined us on location. When she was introduced to Finney as my wife, he took her hand in both of his, looked her in the eyes and said, "Oh. I am so sorry."

My role, in fact the whole film, took place primarily on French country roads. And what roads they were--scenic and beautiful, often lined with cypress trees. There was a scene in a gorgeous country inn that had a small bridge over a pond with swans swimming by.