Actor is still playing to his strengths
I don’t know really. People say that after 17 it’s quite difficult to lose a local accent.
I was 22 when I left Denby Dale, so yes, I’ve been in London for 46 years now but you perhaps wouldn’t think it from my accent. I’m quite proud of it. They say play to your strengths.
Do you keep up with the news in Huddersfield?
I do simply because I’m in touch with my sisters and nephews and nieces. I’m aware of what’s going on.” And the Royal Infirmary? I knew they were going to perhaps close the Royal Infirmary, it’s bananas. I don’t know what’s happening to the NHS altogether, they’re strapped.
But it’s such wonderful institution. To close hospitals seems counter intuitive at the moment when there’s much more need for them.
And Huddersfield Town football club?
I’m not really a football fan or supporter, and I can count the number of matches I’ve been on one hand, but I’m very proud of them.
I was delighted when they got in the Premier League and stayed there.
Good luck to them. Let’s hope they stay there.