Rogue: Richard Godwin

The next rogue up is a familiar one: Mr Glamour himself, Richard Godwin.

1. Who’s your Rogue?

Doing Prince is full of rogues: Mandy, the female protagonist is an art thief and a stripper who gets mixed up with gangster Gary and a man in tight shorts called Nelson as well as the gangster’s wife, Lucy who swings both ways. It’s a predatory world in which Gary, who thinks he is Prince, hires Mandy to steal a painting by Cecily Brown, Sweetie. When she nicks an Emin by mistake she realises she is part of a set up and Gary wants her to strip to Prince’s song Cream for him, but Mandy has other ideas.

2. What crime would you really want to get away with?

The theft of a Caravaggio. [Ooh, good one!]

3. What author can’t you do without?

Among the living, James Lee Burke.

4. What movie best captures the criminal life?

No Country For Old Men. Of course it captures a lot more than that.

5. Are you a criminal mastermind or just a mild-mannered dreamer?

As Gary says to Mandy,

‘You’ve disappointed me, so you can do a little strip for me, you could even work at one of my clubs. Nelson said what you got between your legs looks like a sliced peach, have you ever seen his kitchen?’



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