Sunday 11 December 2011

Harold Hopkins: 1944-2011

Harold Hopkins has passed away from the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma. He appeared in 16 movies, including GallipoliThe Picture Show Man and Don's Party

Harold Hopkins, in the inner sanctum of Victoria Park, 1980.
The role for which he is most fondly remembered was as Captain of Collingwood, an Australian Rules Football club, in the 1980 film, The Club.  (directed by Bruce Beresford, with Scott Hicks as 1st A.D.).

He also appeared in more than one hundred and sixty episodes of television series, such as Barrier Reef, Homicide, Twenty Good Years, Riptide, Skippy, and Underbelly.

Read the story here.

The people at Blue Tongue Films put together this video in memory of their mate.

And in appreciation of the game that made The Club possible, have a listen to the sport's anthem.  Turn the up volume for...

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