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Omnibus in Hollywood: Cracked Actor: David Bowie


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The last in a series of four films.
Another chance to see this film about the extraordinary rock star in the week in which he's scheduled to appear in a series of long-awaited concerts at the Empire Pool, Wembley - an event which marks his return to England after an absence of more than three years.
Following a much publicised excursion into movies, with Bowie playing the starring role in the sci-fi film "The Man Who Fell to Earth", he has now resumed his career as a rock 'n' roll star, a career which has enabled him in the past to assume as many roles as any legitimate actor - roles like the legendary Ziggy Stardust, a weird and fated pop star, an oblique parody of Bowie himself. When we filmed Bowie in Hollywood he was discarding the elaborate costume and make-up of Ziggy Stardust to assume a new, more enigmatic role. "I am an actor, I play parts, fragments of myself."


Subject: David Bowie
Executive producer: Mike Wooller
Producer: Alan Yentob

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Omnibus in Hollywood: Cracked Actor: David Bowie

BBC One London, 6 May 1976 22.15

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