Cherries legend Steve Fletcher to star in movie

Bournemouth Echo: Writer Steven Murphy, front, with cast members, one of whom will be ex-Liverpool player Neil Ruddock Writer Steven Murphy, front, with cast members, one of whom will be ex-Liverpool player Neil Ruddock

TWO football stars are starring in a feature film based on a play by a Bournemouth man.

Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock and Steve Fletcher will have cameos on ‘Doorways’, written by former cagefighter Steven Murphy.

Ruddock’s career as a football hardman took him to Southampton, Liverpool and Milwall, and he said he was attracted by the “great script”.

Bournemouth legend Steve Fletcher will have a small role as a “trendy bar manager” and it is his second foray into acting.

The veteran striker recently starred as the champion in the short film ‘The Boxer’, made by students from the Arts University College at Bournemouth.

He said he was focused on next season’s football and his growing ambassadorial role at the club, but that film work was a chance to have some fun.

Fletcher said: “I watch a bit of everything but love films like Goodfellas, Casino and Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. I am a little bit apprehensive about having a speaking part – I have been getting practice in and boring the wife senseless.”

Writer Stephen Murphy, from Southbourne, said filming was due to start on September 1.

Locations include the Rydal Arms in New Milton, Parkstone’s Britannia Inn, and Priva in Bournemouth.

Steven said: “Meeting Razor was wonderful. He was a huge, big-hearted, charismatic man so I feel his personality will shine through.

“I met Fletch for this first time this week and he was a top bloke.”

Doorways tells the story of an experienced bouncer showing a naive newcomer the ropes. The stage version was packed with laughs and was a hit at Bournemouth’s Winchester Pub.

But it also asked serious questions about what it means to be a “tough guy” – and what it means to be a man.

Ruddock said: “Everyone’s got a gentle side, I still cry watching Lassie. “A real man shouldn’t be afraid of crying and telling his closest he loves ’em – especially to his missus when he comes home late with lipstick on his collar.”

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6:49pm Thu 24 May 12

redland104 says...

if vinnie jones can do it then i'm sure super fletch can pull it off !
if vinnie jones can do it then i'm sure super fletch can pull it off ! redland104
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8:19pm Thu 24 May 12

peopleareidiots says...

A
A peopleareidiots
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8:23pm Thu 24 May 12

peopleareidiots says...

Absolutely fantastic, sounds great, can't wait to see it!
Absolutely fantastic, sounds great, can't wait to see it! peopleareidiots
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11:10pm Thu 24 May 12

HRH of Boscombe says...

Oh please! I worked at the Zoo & Cage during Uni. This wannabe joker's been playing hungover for over 15 years or more and guess what? Gone nowhere.
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An arrogant drunken mino in a goldfish bowl.
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Who's playing the lead? Jordan's ex Alex the cage fighter? Someone to look up to Fletch!
Oh please! I worked at the Zoo & Cage during Uni. This wannabe joker's been playing hungover for over 15 years or more and guess what? Gone nowhere. . An arrogant drunken mino in a goldfish bowl. . Who's playing the lead? Jordan's ex Alex the cage fighter? Someone to look up to Fletch! HRH of Boscombe
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8:33am Fri 25 May 12

Lurch003 says...

Seems a little harsh HRH. If you're reading this Steve Murphy, just ignore it. Remember there's always jealous haters out there.

All looks very exciting, and we might even see them filming locally - how cool would that be seeing The Brit on the big screen? I for one cannot wait.

And if you need an extra loitering in the background, give me a holler !!!
Seems a little harsh HRH. If you're reading this Steve Murphy, just ignore it. Remember there's always jealous haters out there. All looks very exciting, and we might even see them filming locally - how cool would that be seeing The Brit on the big screen? I for one cannot wait. And if you need an extra loitering in the background, give me a holler !!! Lurch003
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8:52am Fri 25 May 12

wallydown says...

Lurch003 wrote:
Seems a little harsh HRH. If you're reading this Steve Murphy, just ignore it. Remember there's always jealous haters out there.

All looks very exciting, and we might even see them filming locally - how cool would that be seeing The Brit on the big screen? I for one cannot wait.

And if you need an extra loitering in the background, give me a holler !!!
What a yawn ! Hes a mediocre footballer, actor ! Why? I cant wait to miss this budget production.
I have often picked him and his hanger-on mates up from spearmint and always thought what a poser he is ,why do all footballers think they are gods . Cringe !!!
[quote][p][bold]Lurch003[/bold] wrote: Seems a little harsh HRH. If you're reading this Steve Murphy, just ignore it. Remember there's always jealous haters out there. All looks very exciting, and we might even see them filming locally - how cool would that be seeing The Brit on the big screen? I for one cannot wait. And if you need an extra loitering in the background, give me a holler !!![/p][/quote]What a yawn ! Hes a mediocre footballer, actor ! Why? I cant wait to miss this budget production. I have often picked him and his hanger-on mates up from spearmint and always thought what a poser he is ,why do all footballers think they are gods . Cringe !!! wallydown
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9:02am Fri 25 May 12

ben611 says...

lol steve fletcher bournemouth ledgend?! what has he done? sorry but complete carthorse cannot run or shoot just strong and can head the ball but cannot find the goal!
lol steve fletcher bournemouth ledgend?! what has he done? sorry but complete carthorse cannot run or shoot just strong and can head the ball but cannot find the goal! ben611
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9:10am Fri 25 May 12

MiaRoseT says...

Hahahaha. Negative comments always make me laugh. People need to lighten the f*** up and find something bigger and better in life. Just like what the guys behind this film are doing. You don't get anywhere in life without trying. Fair play for following your dreams and Good luck with it all. It sounds exciting :)
Hahahaha. Negative comments always make me laugh. People need to lighten the f*** up and find something bigger and better in life. Just like what the guys behind this film are doing. You don't get anywhere in life without trying. Fair play for following your dreams and Good luck with it all. It sounds exciting :) MiaRoseT
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9:12am Fri 25 May 12

ben611 says...

who are ya? who are ya? who are ya?
who are ya? who are ya? who are ya? ben611
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10:06am Fri 25 May 12

afternoon_tea says...

Ooh some moany old miseries on here!! I think it's exciting to have a film made in Bournemouth, what a great project and I wish everyone involved in it lots of success. Better than sitting at home looking for the opportunity to write snide comments on the Echo site!!
Ooh some moany old miseries on here!! I think it's exciting to have a film made in Bournemouth, what a great project and I wish everyone involved in it lots of success. Better than sitting at home looking for the opportunity to write snide comments on the Echo site!! afternoon_tea
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11:11am Fri 25 May 12

HRH of Boscombe says...

Lurch003 it's not harsh. Everytime I've seen the guy he behaves like a complete tool.
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We used to get England players in and the likes of Bruno, pop and TV stars all perfectly nice. Then this drunken plumb behaving like a spoilt kid demanding VIP treatment.
Lurch003 it's not harsh. Everytime I've seen the guy he behaves like a complete tool. . We used to get England players in and the likes of Bruno, pop and TV stars all perfectly nice. Then this drunken plumb behaving like a spoilt kid demanding VIP treatment. HRH of Boscombe
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1:16pm Fri 25 May 12

bournemouthproud says...

I'm up for watching this & supporting any one from Bournemouth :-)
So many great films have been made on a small budget. lets face it companies spend millions on films, that in my opinion can be very poor at times.
I agree with afternoon tea 'Ooh some moany old miseries on here!!'
I Would like to see the end product
I'm up for watching this & supporting any one from Bournemouth :-) So many great films have been made on a small budget. lets face it companies spend millions on films, that in my opinion can be very poor at times. I agree with afternoon tea 'Ooh some moany old miseries on here!!' I Would like to see the end product bournemouthproud
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8:50pm Fri 25 May 12

Football banning order yob says...

HRH of Boscombe wrote:
Lurch003 it's not harsh. Everytime I've seen the guy he behaves like a complete tool.
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We used to get England players in and the likes of Bruno, pop and TV stars all perfectly nice. Then this drunken plumb behaving like a spoilt kid demanding VIP treatment.
Who you on about fletch?
[quote][p][bold]HRH of Boscombe[/bold] wrote: Lurch003 it's not harsh. Everytime I've seen the guy he behaves like a complete tool. . We used to get England players in and the likes of Bruno, pop and TV stars all perfectly nice. Then this drunken plumb behaving like a spoilt kid demanding VIP treatment.[/p][/quote]Who you on about fletch? Football banning order yob
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