Comments about Johnny Melville by personalities & reporters
DIETER MEIER, movie director, gourmet, golfer, rock-conceptualist, star of YELLO
"A man of many talents: he is absolutely brilliant..a pleasure to work with…and a charming house-guest"
XAVIER HOLLANDER, author of the the 'Happy Hooker'
"A high-powered all-action comedy machine, with a VERY interesting face and a VERY cute ass..."
NIGEL TERRY , actor star of EXCALIBUR, CARAVAGGIO
"Watching him is to see Robert Duval, Stan Laurel, Jimmy Boyle, and Fred Astaire ina film by De Sica – nobody should be that talented!"
BERNICE STEGERS, film-actress, star of Fellini’s CITTA DE DONNI ; MACABRE
"He's wacky, wild and gorgeous!"
CINDY MARLER, erotic-portrait photgrapher
"The James Bond of our generation"
SHELLEY DUVAL, actress star of THE SHINING, POPEYE
" .....you're great.....!
RIFT FOURNIER, writer & producer of Lorimar Production’s 'DARK JUSTICE'
"...and a great job he did for us too!"
Matt Mitler , movie director(CRACKING UP) and director of DZIECI
"Johnny has extraordinary movement, improvisational and singing skills. He's in a league by himself in these areas........(plus) the physical endurance of an athlete, the spiritual presence of one who follows a serious path, and the unbridled sense of humor of a crazed court jester, all of which Johnny fullfills in spades."
DANA GILLESPIE, singer and composer
"He's the meat and the motion!"
SIR JAMES GALWAY concert flautist
"Fantastic show - his speed of changes are incredible"
MICHAEL COVENEY, theatre critic of (then) The Financial Times
Johnny Melville flew the flag with his very funny punk-mime show - honestly it was GOOD!"
JANGO EDWARDS, international clown
"........ a clown is the greatest actor in the world : from the dramatic to the absurd, from hilarity to pathos. When one reaches clown in its pure sense he can entertain anyone, anywhere. Clowns are the gods of comedy: Johnny Melville is a clown".
PETER SHUB, the award-winning USA performer
' He is the best !!! '
CHRISTIAN LEIGH :film director(Far from China,Sentimental Education)
"..great! He should do Lear........"
DAN WEYAND, producer of Crown Productions TV show 'AFTER HOURS
"He’ s a funny man!"
AND SOME CRITIQUES:
"...the inimitable Johnny Melville, a fantastic mime and a talented linguist, as his one-man heavy-metal concert and his EC-summit sketch showed". 'The British European' sept 1994
"A comedian with God’s grace!" Berlingske Tidningen, Copenhagen
"You just have to love him". Frankfurter Neue Presse, Germany
"Melville is one of those mimes who breaks the tradition of the genre". El Pais, Spain
"Images that remind us of movies: frame by frame, close up, zoom effects, angry changes of perspective, mimed with sinister perfection and virtuosity". Tages Anzeiger, Zurich
"Johnny Melville is a winner". Aarhus Stiftidende, Denmark
"A great little guy". La Depêche, Toulouse, France
"Comic superman." Tages Anzeiger, Zurich, Switzerland
"The funniest man in the world". Danish Radio