Pam St Clement, who of course plays Pat Butcher in EastEnders, has revealed that she found it difficult to go back to work following the deaths of her co-stars and personal friends, Mike Reid and Wendy Richard.
Mike Reid died in 2007 after a massive heart attack, and Wendy Richard passed away last year after a long battle with cancer.
Pam told the People, “Over the years, you spend so much time with the people that your character has relationships with.
“They are like your family and you do form close bonds because when you are acting you often are showing a kind of vulnerability… Read more & comment »
In a tribute to the late Mike Reid, ITV1 will air The Baron, the final TV show he made before his death last July. The show saw Mike elected into the aristocracy, winning the esteemed title Baron of Troup, beating off competition from legendary Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren and TV personality Suzanne Shaw.
All three celebrities were uprooted from their urban lifestyles and transplanted to the remote Highland town of Gardenstown in North East Scotland, one of the most isolated communities in Britain. It’s a place far removed from the celebrities’ normal lives – the locals have never heard of the Sex Pistols, churches outnumber pubs by six to one and mobile reception is zero. Mike, Suzanne and Malcolm had to work hard to convince the local residents that they had what it took to be their Baron, attempting to win the popularity of the community by mucking in and taking part in village life. After three weeks, an election was held and the personality that polled the most votes from the villagers became The Baron. Read more & comment »