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Post by Adrian on 4th January 2011, 9:29 pm

A great actor and a good man.
Environmental campaigner and Socialist. He will be missed.

Last night we watched Brassed Off, one of the finest movies made by Pete and again it brought tears to my eyes.

You know my politics and you know I try not to bring them here, so I will leave you from the finest monologue spoken by one of the finest actors ever to grace our screens...

This band behind me'll tell you that that trophy means more to me than owt else in the whole world. But they'd be wrong! Truth is, I THOUGHT it mattered. I thought that MUSIC mattered. But does it bollocks? Not compared to how people matter. Us winning this trophy won't mean bugger-all to most people. But us refusing it - like what we're going to do now - well, then it becomes news, doesn't it?

You see what I mean. That way, I'll not just be talking to myself, will I? Because over the last ten years, this bloody government has systematically destroyed an entire industry. OUR industry. And not just our industry - our communities, our homes, our lives.

All in the name of "progress". And for a few lousy bob.

I'll tell you something else you might not know, as well. A fortnight ago, this band's pit were closed - another thousand men lost their jobs. And that's not all they lost. Most of them lost the will to win a while ago. A few of them even lost the will to fight. But when it comes to losing the will to live, to breathe, the point is - if this lot were seals or whales, you'd all be up in bloody arms. But they're not, are they, no, no they're not. They're just ordinary common-or-garden honest, decent human beings. And not one of them with an ounce of bloody hope left. Oh aye, they can knock out a bloody good tune. But what the fuck does that matter?

And now I'm going to take my boys out onto the town. Thank you.


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Post by Lottie on 4th January 2011, 10:11 pm

RIP, I thought he was bloody brilliant...

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Post by Compostwoman on 4th January 2011, 11:58 pm

Hear here. A true gentleman and a dedicated activist, and he bought me a drink in a pub, once and was really nice to chat to...

He will be much missed.

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid on 5th January 2011, 9:52 am

Badger wrote:
You know my politics and you know I try not to bring them here, so I will leave you from the finest monologue spoken by one of the finest actors ever to grace our screens...

This band behind me'll tell you that that trophy means more to me than owt else in the whole world. But they'd be wrong! Truth is, I THOUGHT it mattered. I thought that MUSIC mattered. But does it bollocks? Not compared to how people matter.

This bit was quoted/sampled at the beginning of those fine Leeds anarchists Chumbawamba's Tubthumping album. Not that I try to bring my politics here either. Smile

A campaigner for the anti-banking groups up until the end. A fine actor and a fine Englishman and much much too young.

Apart from Brassed Off, I loved him in the Usual Suspects, Name of the Father and Sharpe. Apparently, Bernard Cornwell based the character of Hakeswill in the later novels on Pete's portrayal of him in the TV series of the earlier ones, if you see what I mean.

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