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The Thompson Brothers on Nottingham Castle, Old Money and Their Favourite On-Screen Robin Hood

4 July 21 interview: LeftLion

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Nottingham Castle
Judging from what we’ve seen as passers-by it looks like they’ve done a really good job. It was a nice castle before and it’s very well positioned on top of the hill. It’s amazing that you can see for so many miles from it. Do you remember Nottingham fortnight? It was the last week of July and the first week of August. They used to do all these shows and open up the caves in Nottingham. We remember going inside Mortimer’s Hole at the Castle during one of those.

Old Money
One of the last times we visited the Castle they had a market there, selling various goods. We saw that they had all this old money in frames and we thought it was marvellous. So we bought quite a few of them as presents for our sisters – we thought it would remind them of old times when we were young. We showed them to one sister and she said, “God, I hope you haven’t bought one for me, they’re horrible.” We didn’t give them out in the end. Still got them all at home.

Favourite On-Screen Robin Hood
It's got to be Erroll Flynn. He was the first one for us - a great Hollywood actor, and we like the fact it didn’t take itself too seriously. Our sister was a big fan of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (particularly Alan Rickman), but that film was too modern and Costner’s Robin Hood far too American for us. Great soundtrack song by Brian Adams, though. Although still not a patch on Engelbert Humperdinck.

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