Sunday 3 November 2019


HARRY Potter and Laurel and Hardy star Shirley Henderson says seeing herself in Bridget Jones ever year is a lovely celebration. Shirley said: “It’s a sweet chocolate box feel good with a bit of the angst of life at the same time. It was a lovely thing to have been in.”
The 53-year-old who looks much younger in the flesh loved playing Lucille in the award winning Laurel and Hardy film. She said of her co star John C Reilly: “Getting to work with John was amazing. He became Oliver. I couldn’t take my eyes off him. He looked exactly like Oliver Hardy, it was just incredible. His fat suit was weighted so he was very, very tired at the end of the day because it was so heavy. And John is very tall so I was so small beside him, but so was Lucille, who used to cuddle in under his arm.”
Shirley who was incredible as Lucille claimed it was difficult to research her character. 
She said: “It was actually difficult to do any research because there’s not a lot about her, but when I did find a little video of her she was just so caring and sweet towards him. But I met someone in America who had known her and he came up to me and said that even though I didn’t look like her, he felt like I was Lucille. That was really nice.” is a huge fan of the star and she told us she will appear again with Stan Laurel actor Steve Coogan next year in the film Greed when she plays his mother.”

From Scotland with Love