I feature as an extra in the recently released Netflix film ‘The Dig’.
I am the Ferryman in the opening scenes rowing Basil Brown (Ralph Fiennes) across the river. The scene was filmed at the Butley Ferry, where I am also a volunteer Ferryman helping run the rowed ferry service during the summer months. My latest self portrait, see attached, is me in costume waiting for the filming to begin!
If any members having visited Sutton Hoo want to add to their experience, they may like to visit the Butley Ferry and be rowed across the river, they will be most welcome (other ferrymen are available, I am not there all the time)!
Simon J Worrall