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I always fancied doing an academic degree, but couldn't see how I'd fit a course around my job. The great thing about the Open University (OU) is that it's so flexible. It's about 15 hours' study a week. When I'm away on location, I just take the work with me, sit in my caravan or hotel room and get on with it. This year, I'll be writing a piece of coursework in Bangkok and sitting my final exam ...
The BBC's flagship movie programme 'Film 2011' declared Brendan Mackey's performance in Touching the Void one of their Top Five "Should've Won an Oscar But Didn't". The reviewer was renowned film critic Antonia Quirke. She added that if Brendan's part "had been played by Daniel Day Lewis he not only would have been nominated, he'd have won." Brendan came 3rd in the list of five. The others were ...