A Legendary Actor’s Love for Football
Russell Crowe, the actor known for his roles in movies such as Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, and L.A. Confidential, has a strong connection to the city of Leeds. He first started supporting Leeds United in the early 70s when they were a dominant team regularly featured on the television program Match of the Day. The actor fondly recalls the time when Leeds United held their rightful place in the football world.
In recent years, Crowe was rumored to be considering buying the club. Although he looked into it quite seriously along with a group of people, he ultimately decided against it due to the potential cost of time to his family. He believes that Leeds United is the great sleeping dinosaur of English football and that someone else will have to take up the challenge of reviving the club.
The Indoor Garden Party
On September 29th, Russell Crowe will be performing at Leeds City Varieties as part of the Indoor Garden Party. Joined by Alan Doyle, Samantha Barks, Scott Grimes, and Carl Falk, the event will be a night of stories and songs. The band’s album ‘The Musical’ is available on iTunes for those interested in getting a taste of their music.
Crowe began writing songs with Alan Doyle in 2004 after meeting backstage at the NHL awards. Over the years, they have grown the Indoor Garden Party naturally, adding friends with amazing voices to their lineup. Scott Grimes and Samantha Barks eventually became part of the band, having met Crowe on different occasions and connecting through their love for music. Carl Falk joined after producing an album for Crowe and Doyle and has since become an integral part of the group.
Music and the Future
Music has always been a part of Russell Crowe’s life, with his first record coming out in the early 80s. Although he has no grand plans for his musical career, he loves writing songs and performing.
However, Crowe’s primary focus in recent years has been spending more time with his children, who are now 13 and 11. He still enjoys his work in the film industry and is excited about some upcoming projects with shorter schedules. One of these projects may finally see him sharing the screen with Nicole Kidman.
As for the rumored Gladiator sequel, Crowe is ready and willing to return to the role if director Ridley Scott decides to move forward with the project.