Sunday, 21 October 2012
Marty Docherty: heading to Hollywood
Glasgow actor who starred with Tom Hanks in 'Cloud Atlas' heads to LA première thanks to pals
Marty Docherty, who has appeared in Still Game and Gary Tank Commander, is set to jet out to LA today (18 Oct) after his pals organised an online whipround to fund his trip.
The Scots actor has thanked his friends, family and fans in Glasgow today for being able to get him to the LA premiere of the film he starred in alongside Tom Cruise.
Marty Docherty, who appears in Cloud Atlas, was thrilled to land the part, but admitted to pals that he wouldn't be able to afford the cash to attend the celebratory bash. His quick-thinking friends created the Facebook page 'Get Marty to Hollywood' in a bid to raise the money for his air fare. And after hitting their target in no time, Marty - who has starred in Still Game, and Gary, Tank Commander - is set to jet out of the capital today [18 Oct].
He said on his Facebook page: "Thanks to everyone for their support, encouragement, advice and ideas! I'm over the moon!"
First Minister, Alex Salmond also supported Marty's Hollywood dream, he said: "I am delighted to send a message of support from here at Holyrood for Marty Docherty's quest to go to Hollywood.
"I had my own chance to attend a Hollywood premiere earlier this year when I was privileged to see the first screening of Brave, so I know what a thrill it is."
He added: "The determination and initiative shown by Marty and his friends are every bit as impressive as that of Merida in Brave and I know that Marty will be terrific ambassador for Scotland in Los Angeles."
Source: Daily Record