I used to love Tony Newley but, unfortunately, have read too many unforgiveable things about him since his death that changed my view entirely. I would not have taken much notice at one or two things (none of us are Saints) - but there were too many confirmed things. He comes across as a very uncaring and selfish man.
However, he was very clever and I saw him in "The Good Old Bad Old Days" in the 1970s which he wrote and starred in. He spent much of the time in front of the curtain at the side of the stage attempting to peel an apple and keeping the skin in one piece! Of course, it was completely distracting and you had to be careful not to miss the show!