Date: 29th October 2000
Controversial director KEN RUSSELL is looking for love - by advertising on the internet.
The 73-year-old, three-times-married, father of eight has placed a lonely hearts ad for a "lady soulmate" who can share his passion for "movies, music and Moet and Chandon", and which describes him as an "unbankable film director".
So far the WOMEN IN LOVE director has received only one "interesting" reply - but he has high hopes. He says, "I am genuinely looking for someone to share my life with and I believe the internet is a great way of connecting people. "I have got to know one particular lady very well but we have yet to meet so I will see how that develops. At the moment we are communicating by email. "I am very keen to hear from anyone who would like to get in touch. It can be very lonely in the country and it would be great to hear from someone with similar interests."
The ad is placed on the website SAVAGE MESSIAH, named after one of Russell's most successful films.