Orson Welles was the life force. He was heaven. You can’t imagine how much we laughed. We’d have big open-air lunches, and there were always lots of stories around the table—John Gielgud and Orson were great storytellers. Oh, it was wonderful. Then lunch would be cleared, and Orson would lie down on the table with his cloak wrapped around him and fall asleep. We’d all wander around and do the crossword, various things. Then suddenly we’d hear him wake up and he’d say, “Vamos!” and we’d all start working again.
Keith Baxter shares his memories of working with Orson Welles on CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT