11th september 2006

Michael Frayn on dreams:

I dreamt that a producer told me he had persuaded Roger Moore to play a part in one of my plays. I told the producer that I didn't know what Roger Moore had been in before - that I had never even heard of him. And I was speaking the truth; in the dream I didn't and hadn't. The producer expressed amazement and amusement that I could be so out of touch. And then he told me that Roger Moore had played James Bond in some of the Bond films. The producer whom I was dreaming - whom I had made up, and educated, and taught all he knew - was aware of this; but until he told me, I, in my own dream, was not.