The Select Committee on Innovation, Universities and Skills published a paper last year, submitted by various actors in support of government funding for potential actors with existing university degrees. Tom was one of the contributors.

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In his recent letter to me, as well as sending this gorgeous photo, Tom gave more details about the delays to his film Happy Ever Afters.

Happy Ever Afters is not in post production yet. We got half way through the shoot before disaster struck. The lovely Sally Hawkins and I were doing a very basic stunt in the gardens of a beautiful church on the coast of Ireland, and as Sal fell to the ground there was a giant crack and her collar bone fractured.

We attempted to shoot as much as possible in the next couple of weeks within the locations that were available, and without her, but it soon became clear that the body doubles just weren't cutting it and we would have to put the film on hiatus. So for the last few weeks we have been waiting around for news from Sal's doctors that will allow us to get the all clear and finish the film up. Its currently looking like we'll complete it in early December, which will be a huge relief to all of us. Sally and I are best of friends in real life and have known each other for years, so can't wait to get back to working together - but also want to free ourselves up for other projects and get Happy Ever Afters (as its current name, although that may yet change) done and dusted before the year is out.

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