Downton’s Brendan lends voice to Lakelands

Paul Marlow and Brendan Coyle
Paul Marlow and Brendan Coyle

Corby actor and star of hit TV series Downton Abbey Brendan Coyle has helped produce a DVD promoting the work of Lakelands Hospice.

Last year Brendan agreed to become a patron of the hospice in Butland Road, Corby, which supports patients with cancer and other life-limiting conditions.

Despite a hectic schedule filming for the new season of Downton, which returns to TV screens at the end of September, and for Sky 1’s Starlings, he took time out to do the voiceover for the DVD and help with the editing.

Paul Marlow, community fundraiser for Lakelands, said: “We decided some months ago to produce an awareness DVD to present to the medical and wider community in a bid to promote the many services we provide.

“When Brendan agreed to help out we were delighted, I met him at his voice agent’s studio in Soho where he spent a few hours recording a voiceover and giving some direction to the editing. He is extremely passionate about the work Lakelands does and the unique way the people of Corby fund us and he was a pleasure to work with.”

The DVD will be launched during Lakelands Week, starting on September 14, when events are planned and firms and groups are invited to support the fundraising drive.