ROGER REES (1944-2015)
Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes.
Late as it is, I must mark the passing of Roger Rees. I visited him when I was working in New York last month; he was in hospital and on the last occasion, just two weeks and a day ago, he was sitting up in a chair surrounded by friends. I asked if I might read from my book, part of the chapter on Nicholas Nickleby, the section entitled ‘In Praise of Roger Rees’.
Today Emily and I find words inadequate. We will only venture that a light has been extinguished, but those of us who knew him, those who ever saw him, will see the lasting afterglow.
|Roger and Emily as Nicholas and Kate Nickleby|