Debut for our glen

WE GO back 28 years to 1981 for this week s sparkling Days of the Old School Yard – which also featured the acting debut of one of Newham s most famous sons, actor Glen Murphy. It came from his proud father and former pub boss Terry Murphy, who now live

WE GO back 28 years to 1981 for this week's sparkling Days of the Old School Yard - which also featured the acting debut of one of Newham's most famous sons, actor Glen Murphy.

It came from his proud father and former pub boss Terry Murphy, who now lives in Dunmow in Essex.

He tells us: "I was browsing through my collection of photographs and came across this picture. It seemed perfect for your old School yard page, hope you agree."

The play was called The play was called Guilty Generation. Said Terry: "This was the start of Glens acting career, and many others. In later plays that included Perry Fenwick and Dave Scinto (playwright /Sexy Beast) etc."

It was staged at the Bridge House, Terry's pub in Canning Town.

"The Bridge got another first as the only pub with it own theatre company in the East End."

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Back to the picture. All local talent. Shown left to right are Richard Brown, Debbie Gaiger, Frank Scinto, Adrian. Goldings.. Ruth.????? .Brian Walsh, The Mayor of Newham , Terence Murphy .Glen Murphy. March 1981.

"We were very proud that the Mayor found time to come and open the Bridge House theatre ."

It was followed by Dumb Waiter, which featured Perry Fenwick's acting debut. After that the Bridge staged the the play Circles, written by Ken Bloam and Les Scott and directed by Adrian Golding, and it was a glimpse into the future, 2017, when Britain is to all intents and purposes a military state. Of course, that year is now not too far away!

Back to today and 2009, actor Glen is in pre-production for the Film Finger of Suspicion.

Revealed Terry: "It's the life story of Freddie Mills the former light heavyweight champion of the world. Glen is playing Freddie and Ray Winstone is playing a West End Central policeman. Julie Waters has been approached to play Freddie Mills wife.

"All the boxing scenes will be filmed at West Ham Boxing Club. as well as others if local locations can be found."

Last month was also the world premiere of Fathers and Girls, (on July 9) in Ireland. starring Ray Winstone , and co-starring star Glen.

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