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Leslie Nielsen talks Naked Gun 4 on BBC WM
Leslie Nielsen - in Birmingham  7 - 9 May 2010
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Legendary Hollywood comedian Leslie Nielsen has told BBC WM that a fourth Naked Gun movie is in the works.

Speaking to BBC WM's Brett Birks, Nielsen said that he has "heard about" plans to bring back the franchise but as of yet is "not involved in it."

The Canadian actor, who has appeared in more than 100 films, has been dubbed the 'Olivier of Spoof'.

His roles in Airplane! and The Naked Gun made him a household name in the 1980s.

Both were written and directed by combinations of Jim Abrahams and the Zucker brothers and The Naked Gun, where Nielsen played bumbling cop Frank Drebin, spawned two sequels.

"It is amazing to me," Nielsen said on BBC WM, "and I am surprised (that the films have endured).

"But I'm not surprised when I view the material. The people who wrote it and put the material together... It's really funny stuff.

"I've always been part of comedy. One of the things about our family was that if we were reasonably funny with each other, particularly my two brothers and myself, when my father was upset with something you'd want to make sure in some way you made him laugh.

"Because when he didn't laugh, you were in trouble!"

In this exclusive interview, Leslie Nielsen talks about his career in film and television, his thoughts on today's comedians, spoof comedy and upcoming projects.

Leslie will be in Birmingham 7 - 9 May 2010 for the Autographica event.




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