Jeremy Trafford obituary

Jeremy Trafford, who has died aged 85 after contracting Covid-19, was a publisher, teacher and writer. I met him in the late 1970s, while supply teaching at the London Oratory school, in west London, where he taught English literature in the sixth form. He was a brilliant teacher, who inspired his pupils with his own enthusiasm, especially for Shakespeare, and also produced and directed plays at the school. Jeremy was married twice, once to a woman, the second time to a man; he was deeply in love with both of them. The first marriage, to Mary Hamilton, ended in divorce to the distress of both parties, but they remained lifelong friends. The second “marriage” was to Andrew Thomas, the son of a bus driver, in a commitment ceremony at City Hall in London in 2004. They were immensely happy until Andy died of lung cancer less than three years later, aged 51. The story of their relationship was told in a documentary film, Andrew and Jeremy Get Married, directed by Don Boyd, which previewed at the 2004 Toronto international film festival and was shown in cinemas in Amsterdam, Dublin and London the following year. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-05-05 11:07:04 UTC ]
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