Stan and Ollie film is a ‘love story’

The Scottish director of a new film about the world’s most famous comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy, said when he first read the script he “actually cried”.

Aberdeenshire-born Jon S Baird told BBC Scotland: “It brought tears to my eyes and I thought if it can do this just on the page then it’s got huge potential.”

Stan and Ollie, which tells the story of the duo’s final tour of the UK and Ireland, opens in cinemas this week.

Jon said he and writer Jeff Pope decided the movie was going to be a “love story”.

“It was a love story about these two guys, who just happened to be Laurel and Hardy,” he added [ . . . ]

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