The Bedford Park Festival opened at the weekend with the two day Green Days fete on the green opposite Turnham Green tube station. Eddie Marsan opened the event. The actor, who is currently in huge demand in Hollywood, has been Chiswick based for some 17 years and spends a lot of time on planes commuting between LA and W4 where he likes to be home to have Sunday roast with his wife Janine and four children.
Introducing him on stage Torin Douglas remarked that if you didn’t know his name, you would certainly know his face from TV, from BBC One’s Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell last year and the ex-boxer suffering from Parkinson’s disease in Ray Donovan or from blockbuster films like Hancock, Mission: Impossible III and Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes films, Vera Drake, Spielberg’s War Horse and Scorsese’s Gangs Of New York.
This year he’ll be in five different big box office films, including Deadpool 2, Mowgii and Entebbe and soon we will be able to see him in our local cinema.