Many residents show a talent for gardening.
However Bill Forbes-Hamilton, 85, has taken up painting. He has entered the Evening Standard’s art competition. A London theme was required so he chose the Marathon.
“My idea was to put all the people in fancy dress in the front row. I admire them greatly — running a marathon is hard enough even before you start wearing one of those costumes.”
Good luck to him.
Forbes-Hamilton main job is still acting though. He is an extra in the Laurel and Hardy film – starring Steve Coogan as Laurel – which is being released in January. Forbes-Hamilton can be spotted eating in the background in restaurant scenes.