Beauty in fishnets

7th April 2000 at 01:00
ALWAYS good to see an old boy remembering his roots, so the Diary is charmed to hear of award-laden American Beauty director Sam Mendes's visit to his old school just before his rewarding trip to the Oscars.

Sam popped into Magdalen College School in Oxford to chat to pupils about life in Hollywood and as artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse in London, we learn from the Oxford Journal, the school's local paper.

Mre interesting is a prescient excerpt reprinted from an old cricketing programme - Sam used to captain the private school's first XI - which reveals his early ambition was "to be remembered by many". That, of course, will depend on his next movie (short memories, film-goers).

The teenage Sam listed his interests: not actresses and fast cars, but "Danny Kaye films and fishnet tights". Expect a musical follow-up.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now