Gent confirms John Barry's absence. Arnold to accept award instead
The organisation of the Ghent Film Festival has confirmed in an email to us that John Barry will not be present at the festival concert celebrating his music to accept thelifetime achievement award in person, due to health reasons. David Arnold will now accept the award in his name.
11 October, 2010
Update: Peter Greenhill had a quick word with David Arnold, after the charity showing of 'Psycho' at the Empire, Leicester Sq, London, when he did a signing with Christopher Gunning and Anne Dudley. Pete mentioned the Ghent award he was picking up for Barry this week and asked how Barry was. Arnold said that he'd spoken to Barry on the phone on Saturday night and he was 'OK' but not well enough to travel. He also said that there is an issue with John being surrounded by people wanting to chat and get autographs when he attends these events and implied that he finds this a little stressful. David said it's a great programme on Thursday and said that he's looking forward to hearing this music played live by a great orchestra.