LARA'S CHUMS ARE
Copyright 2001 www.tombraiderchronicles.com Source:
[ May 18th 2001 ]
newspaper The News reports on the plumber who
traded pipes for Paramount Pictures as his eight
huskies joined Oscar winner Lara Croft star Angelina
Jolie on screen:
Hugh Finnegan recently swopped his regular job
to work on the set of this summer's blockbuster
Tomb Raider. However it will not be Hugh appearing
on screen in the screen adaptation of the hugely
popular computer game - but his pack of eight
huskies. Hugh and his wife Miriam, of Main Road,
Emsworth have kept huskies for 11 years and regularly
compete with them in sled-racing contests. But
between October last year and this January, Hugh
and his dogs were racing against monsters and
evil spirits in the explosive action scenes of
the movie which is set in mythical tombs.
role was looking after the huskies and assisting
the stunt men in learning how to ride the dog-sleds.
But he also became friends with the star Angelina
Jolie as he advised her on working with the dogs
which pulled the sleigh she uses in the film.
Hugh said: 'She was really nice, we used to talk
about the dogs and how to ride the sleds.' Hugh
got the chance of taking part in the film through
the British Sled Dog Association.