Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

The Legend of Marley Revived in a New Film

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

The Legend of Marley Revived in a New Film

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JAMAICAN-BORN actress Esther Anderson speaks for the first time about her years living with Bob Marley, filming the reggae legend and helping him with his songs, in a new film Bob Marley, The Making of a Legend, to be premiered at the British Film Institute tomorrow. The film includes long-lost intimate footage, found after 37 years, of Marley at home in Jamaica.

"We first met at a party in New York," explains Esther, who took the iconic picture of Marley which features on his albums. "At the time I was more famous than he was, having been in a film called A Warm December, starring Sidney Poitier. He was a boy from the ghetto and he said he had read about my life story in the Gleaner.

"I remember he said 'Haile', as in Haile Selassie. Being in love with Bob Marley was a very private matter for me and it's taken me 37 years to reveal this to the world," says Esther. …

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