Action on Asbestos is delighted to announce that Scottish actor Jonathan Watson has been awarded Honorary Membership of Action on Asbestos, by Phyllis Craig MBE, for his “continued support and dedication to all those with mesothelioma”.
Jonathan, who is about to reprise his role as Jack in the film version of the hit stage play #Fibres, graciously accepted the award on behalf of all the cast and crew. Jonathan spoke of how his role in the play led him to become aware of mesothelioma, the devastating legacy of asbestos and the work that Action on Asbestos does to support people diagnosed with mesothelioma in Scotland.
Fibres, written by award-winning playwright Frances Poet and produced by Jemima Levick (Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Stellar Quines) is a story of love, laughter and the untold legacy of Glasgow’s shipyards. It uses humour to explore and address the devastating legacy of asbestos and the often hidden story of women with mesothelioma. The play proved such a hit that all the original cast and crew were reunited and together with Stellar Quines and the Citizens Theatre with support from Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund, Action on Asbestos and Thompsons Solicitors, the film of the hit play is to be premiered on 25 November.