Bodyguard star Richard Madden honoured a promise to narrate a low-budget Scottish film while being lined up as the next James Bond.
Renfrewshire-born Madden soared to stardom after his role as Sergeant David Budd, the Home Secretary’s protection officer, in the BBC drama.
But Madden, who also played Robb Stark in Game Of Thrones, still found time to narrate the documentary while being feted by Hollywood.
Madden, the frontrunner to play 007, was first approached several years ago to provide a voice-over for a documentary about amateur filmmaker Harry Birrell.
The project, which showcases footage from some of the former soldier’s 400 film reels, was produced by Harry’s granddaughter, Carina.
She said: “Richard is from just up the road from where Harry lived in Paisley and they had really similar accents.
“I thought it’d be really fitting to have him read Harry’s diaries and he was really intrigued and loved the project.
“Then as his star was rising we thought we’d have to think of someone else. But he was wonderful and made time for it.”
Harry Birrell: Films of Love and War won an award at the Glasgow Film Festival.
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