"Working with Nichols was like going to an eclectic, unorthodox and highly original university. We would all get to wander about in the corridors and high ceilings of his mind, each making different discoveries according to our tastes and aptitudes. Then, later, we would find that those discoveries applied to the rest of our lives." Actress Emma Thompson recalls working with the late, great Mike Nichols, who passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest last week (19Nov14).