Tuesday, February 07, 2012

John Cryer in The Railway Children

At one time this blog was greatly exercised by the appearance of future Labour MPs in films.

There was Hazel Blears in A Taste of Honey (though that photo is not a still from the film) and Stephen Pound in Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush.

Now Amber Elliott on Total Politics has come up with another example. A very young John Cryer, now MP for Leyton and Wanstead, appeared in The Railway Children - and she has a photo to prove it.

John's father Bob Cryer, himself a Labour MP, was a great supporter of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway - the preserved line where the film was shot.

When discussing this enthusiasm of mine in my New Statesman column I added:
I have also been told that Glenda Jackson, an obscure backbencher who was briefly a transport minister, appeared in a film once. It sounds unlikely to me.
And if you are interested in future (or past) Liberal MPs in films, see this post.

1 comment:

David said...

Don't forget Andrew Faulds who appeared in "The Devils", "Mahler", "The Music Lovers" and, I seem to remember, an episode of "Dr Who".

Also Michael Meacher in "Edge of Darkness".