Oscar for local hero Mark Rylance

Written by on February 29, 2016 in Brixton People, Celebrities, Film, Libraries - Comments Off on Oscar for local hero Mark Rylance
Dog show judges

The judges (and some canine friends) prepare for the difficult task ahead

Local hero Mark Rylance won Best Supporting Actor at this year’s Oscars for his performance in Bridge of Spies (showing at Streatham Odeon today). He plays a Soviet spy involved in a dangerous exchange in Steven Spielberg’s cold war thriller.

When he’s not winning Oscars, he judges dog shows in Brockwell Park (above, right) and backs the campaign to save Lambeth’s libraries.

About the Author

Alan Slingsby moved to Brixton just as the 1981 uprising began. His nearest pub was the Effra and nearest off licence the Frontline — long gone in an earlier wave of closures of treasured community establishments. Has edited newspapers for the National Union of Students and National Union of Teachers. Now makes a living designing magazines and books and anything else people will pay him for.

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