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Rupert Everett: My terror of Aids in my younger years


The British actor Rupert Everett says "terror invaded every area" of his life in his early 20s when as a promiscuous gay man he became convinced he had Aids.

He told HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur that he was often "plastered" when he was on stage but his wild behaviour, including prostitution, was an escape from a very conservative upbringing.

You can watch the full interview on BBC Two at 10.30 GMT on Tuesday 15 January, on the BBC News Channel on Monday 14 January at 04:30 GMT and Tuesday 15 January at 00:30 GMT and on BBC World News on Monday 14 January at 04:30, 09:30, 14:30 and 21:30 GMT.

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