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Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Craig Wasson 30 Years On

Thirty years ago, a young up-and-coming actor, Craig Wasson, starred in Ghost Story, a beautifully-shot adaptation of the Peter Straub horror novel.  The film was very well received critically, not least because of the casting of several elderly classic actors, including Fred Astaire.  I recall it being very new England; and a scene on a wintry country road.  It was like Frost meets King.  I think this film has become forgotten; it is not available on DVD in Britain, at the very least.  Googling for Wasson, I was disappointed to learn that, after 1984's Body Double (which has a Frankie Goes to Hollywood cameo) he mostly slipped into soaps, and one-off appearances on TV.  Wasson was born in 1954, so he'd be around 57 now.  I'd like to see some director bring him back and give him a good role again.
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