He was forced to leave the set of the Channel 4 television discussion programme After Dark after arriving drunk and attempting to kiss feminist writer Kate Millett uttering the memorable phrase "Give us a kiss big tits". His next project with Ken Russell a film version of Women in Love was first released during the same year in which he wrestled naked with Alan Bates in front of a log fire. The film was released after his death with some footage filmed with a double digitally mixed with outtake footage.
Robert Oliver Reed (13 February 1938 – 2 May 1999) was an English actor known for his burly screen presence. Reed exemplified his real-life macho image in "tough guy" roles. At the peak of his career in 1971 British exhibitors voted Reed one of the most popular stars at the box office (5th).