'Everybody my age should be issued with a 2lb fresh salmon'
That's a fresh interpretation by Richard Griffiths of George Bernard Shaw's 'Youth is wasted on the young'.
An apt saying from a brilliant comic actor famous for playing the predatory homosexual Uncle Monty in Withnail and I and, more recently, awful Uncle Vernon in the Harry Potter films.
I'll be seeing him in the film of Alan Bennett's stage play, 'The History Boys', this weekend where he portrays Hector, the groping polymath of a grammar-school teacher. It will be interesting to see if it's yet another role that confirms his disaffection towards youth.