It’s been a decade since I saw Richard Crompot in a film, and the actor has only recently gotten his due as a pop culture icon.
In 2015, he became one of the most-watched stars in Hollywood with his starring role in a live-action adaptation of his book, The Complete Illustrated Guide to Themes and Styles, which had just been released in the US.
Cromwell’s life story has been told in films such as The Godfather: Part II and The Shawshank Redemption.
He’s been inducted into the National Film Registry, and his death at the age of 78 was announced earlier this month.
I think that’s a really big thing to remember about his career, the fact that he’s gone on to become such a revered and iconic figure in the film industry.
I’m hoping that people have the opportunity to remember that legacy through the film he made, We Are All Here To Heal.
Crompot is a huge fan of the BBC, and was even interviewed for a documentary series about the BBC’s Radio 4.
In 2017, Cromwell spoke about how he learned to play the role of the Doctor in the 1990s.
He said: ‘I got into the BBC by accident, because I was in a group of kids at a show called Doctor Who.
I was doing the role for a couple of weeks and the director asked me to do it and I didn’t know anything about it.
‘I went in, I didn, and I said, “Why don’t you just get in a BBC car and drive me around?”‘
And he’s like, “I’ll give you one of my cars”.’
And I thought, “This is going to be great, I’m a bit of a nutter”.’
I drove around and I was getting bored and I thought I would just sit down and just get a drink and just be in the car, so I sat down and listened to the Doctor and I got a job.’
I played the Doctor for about six years, I’ve been playing him ever since, and then I played the first time that I actually had to do a scene, in the episode, The End of Time.’
When I did that, I was a bit nervous, I had to act out a bit more and that’s when I started to know the Doctor.’
Then I did the second time, which was a really good scene, because you do this sort of thing, you’re sort of in your element, you have to make sure that you’re looking your best and you’re not acting your best.’
And then I did a lot of other scenes, and now I’m probably in my thirties, and all of a sudden I got into this role and I’m so excited to be doing it.’
The Doctor has always been a very mysterious character, a very good character, and it’s really cool to be playing that character and I love playing him, it’s so much fun.’
But Cromwell has also said that the real legacy of his career is to be associated with The Simpsons.
He was involved in a number of television projects, including The Simpsons: Bart’s Nightmare, and in 2018, he starred in a new episode of the Simpsons titled The Simpsons Have Their First Fight episode.
‘My dad used to be a Simpsons fan, he loved the show and he used to say to me when we were kids, “Dad, you must watch The Simpsons”.’
He loved that show so much, he used it to help him understand the character of the man who created the show, so he would watch it all the time, so it was a very special experience.’
As far as being a Simpsons supporter, that’s one thing that I’m very proud of, and my dad loved The Simpsons, he always said, that it was the greatest show in the world.’
He said to me, “When you were a kid, and you got into your twenties, you watched it a lot, and your Dad used to come home from work, and he’d just sit on the couch and watch the Simpsons.”‘
He used to get so excited about it, and that was probably why he’d always go to watch it.
It was a real treat for him.’
In his interview with The Guardian, Crompot talks about his childhood, and why he had a special place in his heart for the fictional Simpsons.
‘When I was five or six, I used to go to school with my brother and my father, they were on different sides of the family.
My brother was a musician, he was into music and I had a bit about being a comedian, but it wasn’t anything I had ever done, so we were watching all the Simpsons, and one day I came up with this idea to make a joke about The Simpsons and then the other day my dad was like, ‘Why