Sir David Attenborough is a legend in British broadcasting. During the period of waiting to shoot, every person who approached him seemed to be in awe, welcoming him with the same phrase – “you’re such a hero of mine”…
The location was London Zoo, where he was speaking in the afternoon. The morning was spent on various promo opportunities such as ours. Mark, the art director wanted a shot against grey.
“Can you put your hands near your face”
“No. I would have to tell a story to do that.”
“Can we have a story?”
“Can you point to where the title would be?”
Now normally you would carry on, internally you would probably be a little annoyed. But this is was Sir David Attenborough, he is in his 80’s, he has seen just about everything there is to see in nature and quite frankly he can do or not do whatever the fuck he likes…