A conversation with Gregory Peck, at Toronto's Roy Thomson Hall, turned out to be just that. No taboos, just a very stately 80-year-old actor talking about his life. >Even though appendicitis threatened to postpone the evening, there was no evidence of any lingering problems.
"I would have liked to have done more comedy," was a comment, "but most of them went to my friend Cary Grant."
When asked about the special effects in Moby Dick he said "The rubber whale wasn't so dangerous!" He did imply that John Huston may have overdone the high seas.
His regrets? Turning down High Noon and NOT turning down I Walk the Line. Favourite role? To Kill a Mockingbird.
-- By Andrea Hodges