Wednesday 10 May 2023

Ewan Hooper

Ewan Hooper, a  much loved and long-standing resident of the Ashburnham Triangle and a stalwart in the early days of the Ashburnham Triangle Association, died in April. 

Ewan was a well known actor producer and director with parts in many films, including the priest in Dracula has Risen from the Grave, and in plays on stage and radio. He was best known in the Triangle as the moving spirit behind the founding of the Ashburnham Triangle Association in 1975/6, and as a regular attendee of St Marks church. Earlier, he had been the force behind the redevelopment of Greenwich Theatre, which reopened in 1969. 

He was a close friend to Max Wall, who regularly played at Greenwich, and became chairman of the Max Wall Society.  As further evidence of his commitment to local theatre, in 1971 he was involved in setting up the Greenwich Young People's Theatre in Burrage Road. Here he came across the disused Woolwich Tramshed, and suggested to Greenwich Council it be developed as a theatre.

After the ATA had been revived in 2006, in recognition of his many and various local contributions, he was asked to become the ATA's Chair Emeritus, and accepted.  

We offer our condolences to Ewan's family.

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