Photograph: Werner Schmidt

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Actor Jack Beresford, Jr.,

In the current issue of Rowing & Regatta, No. 40 (January/February, 2010), in my piece ‘In this month…’, I am writing about my rowing hero Jack Beresford, Jr. And talking about rowing in movies, he actually had a small part in the film Half a Sixpence (1967) with Tommy Steele in the lead role. Beresford, with a grand moustache and side-whiskers, was playing the umpire on a launch at the Henley Royal Regatta, a memorable moment for the history of rowing. This could not, however, save this movie.

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