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Thursday 24 July 2014

Allen: I have limited acting range

Woody Allen say he's not a great actor

Woody Allen has admitted he's under no illusions about his limited acting abilities.

The Midnight In Paris director told TV Times there were only a limited range of characters he could play well.

He said: "I've never thought of myself as an actor. I could never play Chekhov but there are one or two things I can do. I can play a low-life agent, like in Broadway Danny Rose, or, because I look scholarly - I'm not - I can play an intellectual and get away with it.

"I have no method and I don't rehearse or practise, and I never took a lesson. It's just a very limited thing I can do."

Match Point director Woody also said he was very pleased with the support he had got in Europe in making his films.

"Europeans started to finance my films very, very generously and they did so under my rules, which means they don't interfere in any way," he said.

"They don't read my scripts, they just have faith that I'll make a film that won't embarrass anyone. It started off in London with Match Point and then I kept going."

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