Posted by Ed Kiser on February 04, 2017 at 07:55:05 user Kisered.
In looking at the movie, "Coot Club," I discovered a few background facts regarding certain actors.
A Hullabaloo, "Jerry," was played by Julian Fellowes, who some years later, was the author of the "Downton Abbey" hit series on TV. As much as I enjoyed that series, I wonder if my delight with it would have been altered by knowing it was written by a Hullabaloo. But really, it wasn't; it was written by the actor who played the role of a Hullabaloo.
The young boy, "Pete," was played by Jake Coppard, who died in 1986 at age 15, about two years after making his "Coot Club" and "Big Six" appearances.
We see these people as Ransome Characters, and somehow we feel we "know" them. Then comes the realization that the actor playing that role is his own person totally unrelated to the character that we see in the movie. It is sometimes a bit of surprise to find out things about these REAL people with lives of their own.
Too bad about "Pete" - there was no indication in the article as to the cause of death. All too young to have life cut so short.
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