Date: 19th February 2001

Reed's Widow Disappointed At Oscar Snub

Actor OLIVER REED's widow is disappointed he has been snubbed at this year's (01) OSCARS.

JOSEPHINE REED fears he missed out on a nomination for GLADIATOR because of his drinking and his reputation as a maverick. Film producers superimposed Reed's image onto another actor's body after he died partway through filming in 1999.

The actor's brother SIMON REED says, "I have to say when I picked the papers and read the nominations I was disappointed. It would have been great if he had got it." (RGS/WNWCAN)

Source: WENN



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