Pride movie based on Evtra’s Mike Jackson

Mike Jackson. Photo Horticulture Week.
Mike Jackson. Photo Horticulture Week.

Many residents know Mike Jackson who was formerly with Camden Garden Centre. Many of you will not know, however, that Mike is a Hollywood A-lister. Just released in the cinemas now is a movie that’s based on Mike’s life as a gay activist.

The film is called Pride and stars Imelda Staunton and Bill Nighy. Mike is played by Joseph Gilgun. The film is about a time in the mid-1980s when Mike and others formed the support group, Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, and adopted a Welsh mining town as their cause, raising funds for miners on the picket line.

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The film in now on at the Camden Odeon.