I was in England from 1957 until 1968. I did two episodes of “The Saint,” one in 1965 and one in 1966. Roger [Moore] was a friend of Mr. Lucas Brice. He introduced us, and the three of us went to the pub after filming.
What followed was later known as the legendary “lost weekend.” I’m not being coy when I say that I don’t remember much about what happened. I remember being in a hot air balloon over London, which Brice was piloting while shouting his poetry. We landed in Trafalgar Square and somehow managed to make it out of there before the police arrived. I don’t know what happened to the balloon … or the monkey.
—Donald Sutherland, TV interview during the shooting of The Eagle has Landed (on the DVD).
Original photo by Tom Sorenson.