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Katherine Pearce will play Anji Hardy in Steven. I hear her name constantly pop up in relation to this movie. Will she be significant in this movie?

Katherine Pearce - IMDB (IMDB lists role as "Anji Hardie")
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Thanks to Uncleskinny for providing the main excerpts:

Mark had been losing patience with Rough Trade and decided we had to look for a new record label. There were a few reasons Mark had soured on them, but the main one was that The Smiths had arrived. This was a huge bone of contention. When he was younger, Morrissey used to write Mark long, fawning letters. Mark has them all saved. Morrissey was obsessed with The Fall and Mark. Mark would never call him Morrissey and would refer to him by his first name, Steven. The rumour was that they named themselves The Smiths after Mark, and that they loved The Fall so much they wanted to be on Rough Trade. One of their first gigs was supporting us.
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It never even dawned on me that our smoking may have set off the alarm. As we were hurrying down the stairs to evacuate the hotel I ran into Morrissey. By this point I was having a full-blown anxiety attack, bordering on panic. The alarm was blaring and I was desperate to find Mark. I asked...
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Celebrity Big Brother star Pete Burns dies aged 57 - Metro

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Singer Pete Burns has died aged 57 from a heart attack.

The 57-year-old, from Wirral, Merseyside, was last seen on TV screens on Celebrity Botched Up Bodies last month.

His death was announced on his Twitter page by his management.


Related item:
Morrissey and Pete Burns on the cover of Smash Hits, Oct. 1985
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Morrissey photography by Mike Joyce on new limited T-Shirt, funds going to Salford Lad's Club. Modelled by actors Christopher Eccleston, Maxine Peake, John Thompson and DJ Mac Radcliffe. (see photos posted on the Salford Lads Club shop page or posted by Famous when dead in the comments below.)

Our new fundraising t-shirt features an original photo of Morrissey taken by Mike Joyce taken whilst on a Smiths US tour in 1986. Mike has generously allowed us to use the photo to raise funds for the club.
Thanks also to our Manc icons models, Chris Eccelston, Maxine Peake, John Thompson and Mark Radcliffe and Mike Joyce for joining in the fun and supporting the club.
The t-shirt is in a classic 80’s yellow, we’ve printed a limited run of 1000 shirts which are available excl...usively on our Salford Lads Club shop page, from Midnight on Thursday.
From Saturday they will also be available to purchase at Salford Lads Club, and from next Monday Aflecks in Manchester are also supporting us,...
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Riot Fest Vendor Mocks Morrissey With Meat-Filled Sandwich - DNAInfo Chicago

By Mina Bloom | October 14, 2016 6:05pm

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LOGAN SQUARE — Riot Fest vendor and local business Puffs of Doom is speaking out against what they described as "ridiculous" treatment by musician Morrissey and his management at the music fest last month by launching the "Pork Morrissey" sandwich.

The sandwich, which is filled with heaps of pork, cheese and bacon, was created to mock the former Smiths lead singer — a known vegan — for forcing all Riot Fest vendors to stop selling meat during his set, according to Luke Petillon, co-owner of Puffs of Doom....
VIDEOHEAD: MATTHEW ROLSTON ON DIRECTING BOWIE, BEYONCÉ, AND MILEY - MTV Podcasts
THE NOTED DIRECTOR DISCUSSES HIS DECADES IN POP MUSIC

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On this episode of “Videohead,” Rolston talks about how his obsession with color informs the look of each of his videos. He also talks about working with David Bowie, Marilyn Manson, and “Videohead” favorite Morrissey. Then comedian and Smiths superfan April Richardson is in-studio to talk about Morrissey’s prolific music video career.