Tommy Cooper Statue
Is it the glum reality of modern British life - the everyday stabbings, murders, mayhem, rapes, immigrants, nutters, drunks, vandalism - which makes us yearn to see statues of dead comedians who used to make us laugh? Or is it simply that councils have found that a statue of a famous comedian is a nice little earner, because it brings tourists to town? Whatever the answer, here's the latest: the inimitable Tommy Cooper sculpted by James Done. Sir Anthony Hopkins unveiled it yesterday in Caerphilly, the Welsh town where Tommy was born. The £45,000 cost of the statue was raised by the Tommy Cooper Society.