I have never said Not Many People Know That.
Peter Sellers said it when he impersonated my voice on his telephone answering machine.
His impersonation was "This is Michael Caine, Peter Sellers is out.
Not many people know that"
He also repeated this on the Michael Parkinson show.
I do not mind something clever being attributed to me, but I do mind something stupid that I did not say or do.
"Not Many People know that"
For the past 40 years, I have always been associated with these words
This negative comment has been taken out of context. Foster + Partners completely fulfilled the original brief from our client David Garrard and 3E's, his educational advisers, to create an open, friendly environment.
After several years of successful operation, a new CEO was appointed who decided to enclose the open sides of the classrooms with glass partitions, always envisaged as an alternative solution. The new school management invited Foster + Partners to assist with the design of these partitions, proving that schools need to be flexible to respond to differing demands from different managers.
The Sunday Times
'Kneecapped' Foster tower may be razed' by John Harlow and Cal Flynn (21.11.2010)
Foster's wobbles: ....The open-plan Bexley Business Academy proved so noisy that an extra £600,000 had to be spent on classroom dividers.
I have never ever expressed any opinion either way about whether FIFA made the right choice for where the 2018 World Cup should be held - I wouldn't do that, not least because I don't know enough about the technicalities or process.
Privately, as someone who is proudly British, I totally supported my country and hoped it would be successful in its bid.
My only comment was that, since FIFA has MADE the decision to stage 2018 in Russia, I truly know and believe that Russia will make a great job of it.
I now live in Moscow so I can see that the Russians are more than capable, and are totally determined, to make 2018 a great World Cup spectacle.
I'm afraid that I've never been to the Highland Games so can't comment on which would be best - but they sounds fun!
Here's a supermodel-talking-nonsense shocker.
NAOMI CAMPBELL reckons FIFA were right to choose Russia to host the 2018 World Cup ahead of England. She said: "Russia is my adopted home and it will be great. Look on the bright side, we got the Olympics."
It's not a patch on the Highland Games though.
I would like to correct this entirely incorrect piece of gossip.
I had in fact informed Nigel Massey, three weeks before the lunch was due to take place, that I was unable to attend. Nigel Massey's Personal Assistant failed to pass on the message to Nigel and Nigel was horrified to read this piece in the Telegraph and has since apologised profusely.
And for the record, my tan is NOT fake!
The Daily Telegraph
Richard Caring Missing In Action
And so to Nigel Massey's famous Diarist's Lunch atop the Gherkin. For a do with no discernable purpose, beyond having a few warming glasses of claret, the turnout is always remarkable.
Six months ago, Stephen Fry, Michael Palin and Michael Parkinson pitched up. Yesterday, the weather was no barrier for guests, who included actor and singer Michael Ball, actress Shelia Hancock and "It boy" Tom Parker Bowles. There was only one empty place, belonging to Richard Caring, billionaire owner of Annabels and The Ivy – baffling until someone pointed out that snow is terrible for fake tans. Best not to risk it
This repulsive slur, that I dislike catholics, is deeply unfair and unkind. I am sure Mr Gray would be the first to baulk if someone who criticised the State of Israel was called anti-semitic. To suspect that I dislike Roman Catholics on the basis of anything I might have said about church practice and teaching is either inanely stupid or deliberately misleading. It gives the impression of being bad reasoning made in bad faith.
Firstly: I was one of 50 asked, some weeks ago if I would lend my signature to a letter written to the Guardian, a wholly reasonable, temperate and permissible letter which questioned the sense of the state sponsorship of the papal visit, in the light of undenied, wholly substantiated truths about the Holy See and the pontiff’s personal role in them (as Prefect of the CDF). It suggested that he would be welcome to come as a religious leader, but it was wholly inappropriate for him to come as a leader of state. My allowing my signature to be subscribed to this letter was the sum total of my involvement in it.
For some reason journalists chose to single me out as the prime mover. I wrote not a word of the letter, but was happy for it to go out. As I was in the middle of a book tour and doing interviews, every damned journalist asked what my “objection” was to the papal visit. As patiently as I could I explained that I had no objection, that all I was doing was signing a letter which recommended that he visit as all other religious leaders do.
I hope I am as free as any man to criticise the catholic church, but I hope too that people of more intelligence, insight and sense than this deeply rude and unkind journalist will see how dreadfully unfair his article is. If he wants to get personal and attack my manner, affect and character as he understands them, well he can help himself. But to accuse me of such bigotry is monstrous.
Does he think his insult, sneering and rudeness stands as a recommendation? Is this what his christianity produces in him. Bile, spleen and meanness?
Stephen Fry with his haughty gravitas, sanctimonious self satisfaction etc etc etc has “taken it upon himself” to “make pronouncements” etc etc but his faux self deferential minor is a mask for disliking catholics.
It was reported today in the Londoner's Diary that it is impossible to go to a party these days without bumping into me. Since January I have attended two parties. One was the Whitechapel Art + Opera party and the other was the Terrence Higgins Trust Lighthous gala auction at Christies. And tonight will be the Royal Academy Schools Dinner and Auction. All of which are charity commitments, so far from partying, it often involves a lot of hard work. (Woops I forgot about Miami!)
Fancy seeing you here, Trace ...
"It's nigh on impossible to go to a party these days without bumping into Nancy Dell'Olio or Tracey Emin."
Yesterday's Daily Mail publishes yet another correction. Cherie Blair On 21 November 2011, an article published on Mail Online under the headline 'Will Saif give us the truth about Blair, Mandy and friends?' said that Cherie Blair had attended a shooting party with Saif Gadaffi. We accept that this is untrue and Mrs Blair has in fact never met Saif Gadaffi. We apologise to Mrs Blair
Daily Mail 21 November 2011
Another false allegation in the Daily Mail
This time they could not even be bothered to check their own press cuttings to see they had already apologised to me for this one!