Stars give voice to Rabbie Burns’ poems for new museum

July 30, 2010

(from Scotland’s Posts) Jul 30 2010

Hollywood actor Brian Cox will read one of Robert Burns’s most famous poems in a short film made for the Bard’s new birthplace museum.
The X-Men 2 star has recorded the vocals for the Tam o’ Shanter film that will be shown in the £21million museum which opens in November in Alloway, Ayrshire.
A sung version of Red Red Rose by former Fairground Attraction singer and Burns ambassador Eddi Reader will be used in another film.
And Law And Order: UK star Bill Paterson has recorded vocals for To A Mouse to accompany another animated film.
A fourth film illustrates A Man’s A Man by showing actors and actresses with fewer and fewer clothes on.
Dundee-born Cox said: “I’m thrilled to be involved in the museum and look forward to seeing its representation of the energy and beauty of Burns’s work to a new generation.”
The films have all been commissioned by the National Trust for Scotland for the new museum.


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