By James, 17.
National treasure’ Captain Sir Tom Moore to have a film made on his extraordinary life
Captain Tom Moore, who turned 100 years old over lockdown, rose to one of the nation’s most loved heroes over lockdown by raising over £32 million pounds for the NHS to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.
In July, Mr Moore was knighted for all of his tremendous efforts and speaking on the matter, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the hero’s ‘fantastic fundraising provided us all with a beacon of light through the fog of coronavirus.’ Boris also labelled him a ‘national treasure’ when announcing his knighthood.
Two months on, after a serious bidding war over rights to shoot his story, Sir Moore is set to be the main focus of a film set out to show his story to the world. Speaking on the great news, the centurion joked, ‘I don’t know of any 100 year old actors but i’m sure Michael Caine or Anthony Hopkins could do a wonderful job if they were prepared to age up!’
The film will not only feature his heroics over lockdown, but also his relationship over his life with his family. The film will also reveal his military career and convey the ways in which personal grief and the true horrors of war shaped his life and built a determination which still drives him on to this day.
It was this determination that helped him overcome a long battle with skin cancer. Mr Moore was told that he would never be able to walk again yet on his 99th birthday, the national hero bought a treadmill and began his rehabilitation.
Sir Captain Tom Moore has been a true inspiration and beacon of light over these challenging times, and the film that is set to be shot next year, will be able to convey this hope story to the rest of the world to inspire them too.