Oscar nominated actor backs McCann in Assembly election
Oscar nominated actor, Stephen Rea, has lent his support to People Before Profit election candidate, Eamonn McCann.
McCann will contest the Assembly election in Foyle when voters cast their ballots on May 5, 2016.
Rea, who was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Fergus in ‘The Crying Game’ in 1992, is close friend of McCann and in a video for People Before Profit, he explains why he thinks people in Foyle should vote for McCann in next month’s Assembly election.
“I think Eamonn McCann’s entry in the politics of Northern Ireland is very important,” said the Belfast born actor.
“In all of the years I have known Eamonn, he hasn’t had a single drop of sectarian blood in his veins.”
Rea, who played Eric Finch in the 2005 film ‘V For Vendetta’, signs off the video by suggesting that if elected to the Assembly, McCann would freshen things up.
“At least [Eamonn McCann] keeps you awake when most politicians make you wish you were dead.”
Candidates contesting the election in Foyle area: Kathleen Bradley (Independent) Maurice Devenney (Independent); Gerard Diver (SDLP); Alan Dunlop (NI Conservatives); Mark H. Durkan (SDLP); Colum Eastwood (SDLP); Mary Hassan (Green NI); Julia Kee (UUP); John Lindsay (CISTA); Eamonn McCann (People Before Profit); Raymond McCartney (Sinn Fein); Chris McCaw (Alliance); Dr. Anne McCloskey (Indepenedent); Martin McGuinness (Sinn Fein); Maeve McLaughlin (Sinn Fein) and Gary Middleton (DUP).