SLASH, Jason Mraz, Richard E. Grant and Terry Gilliam have added music and memories to Johnny Depp's new movie about artist Ralph Steadman. Depp signed on to narrate documentary For No Good Reason about the life and work of the British cartoonist last year (13), and the finished film also features many other famous friends.
Created over 15 years by filmmaker Charlie Paul, For No Good Reason includes footage of Steadman at work and anecdotes from late writer Hunter S. Thompson, who formed a bond with the Brit in the 1970s and used his illustrations in books like Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, which was adapted for the big screen and starred Depp.
Gilliam, who directed the 1998 film, and Grant offer tributes, while Steadman fans Slash, All American Rejects, Mraz, James Blake, Ed Harcourt and Crystal Castles created music for the film's soundtrack.
For No Good Reason opens in limited release in America later this month (Mar14).
Only Fools And Horses actors Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst were among the guests at the funeral of their co-star Roger Lloyd-Pack on Thursday (13Feb14). Lloyd-Pack, best known for his role as road sweeper Trigger in the British sitcom, died of pancreatic cancer last month (Jan14), aged 69.
His friends and family paid their last respects at a memorial service in London on Thursday, with guests including his former castmates Jason, Lyndhurst, Gwyneth Strong, who played Cassandra, John Challis, who played Boycie, and Sue Holderness, who played Marlene.
Actresses Miranda Richardson, Alison Steadman and Kathy Burke and former model Twiggy also joined the congregation, alongside Lloyd-Pack's daughter, A River Runs Through It star Emily Lloyd.
Lloyd-Pack's coffin arrived at St. Paul's Church in Covent Garden in a gleaming pink hearse and his wicker coffin was adorned with flowers and his trademark trilby hat.
The actor - who played Trigger from 1981 to 2003 - was also known for portraying clueless farmer Owen Newitt in British comedy The Vicar Of Dibley, as well as his role in the Harry Potter franchise.