Adapted from Robin Maugham’s short story, 1963 drama The Servant marked the first of three collaborations between director Joseph Losey and celebrated playwrightHarold Pinter.
Experienced manservant Barrett (Dirk Bogarde) starts working for foppish aristocrat Tony (James Fox) in his smart new townhouse. Much to the annoyance of Tony’s girlfriend (Wendy Craig), Barrett slowly initiates himself into the house and begins to manipulate his master.
Nominated for five BAFTA ’s and winning three, including best actor for Dirk Bogarde, The Servant is notable for its ambitious technique and its willingness to engage withissues that were, at the time, never before seen in British cinema.
• James Fox Interviewed by Richard Ayoade
• Interview with Wendy Craig
• Interview with Sarah Miles
• Harold Pinter Tempo Interview
• Joseph Losey talks about The Servant
• Audio Interview with Douglas Slocombe (Director of Photography)
• Stills Gallery