Welcome Back To Leeds: We get knocked down but we get up again, says actor Ralph Ineson

WE get knocked down but we get up again, says the unmistaken, deep, rumbling voice of Leeds' own TV and movie star Ralph Ineson.

Promoted by LeedsBID
Thursday, 2nd July 2020, 5:38 pm

The 50-year-old father of two- best know for his roles in The Office, Game of Thrones and Harry Potter films - is the voice of a new LeedsBID backed film celebrating the re-opening of retail and pubs after lockdown.

Watch the video at the top of this article.

It's part of LeedsBID’s Welcome Back To Leeds campaign, to promote safe shopping and the return of other businesses, in a bid to restart the city's economy hit by the Covid-19 outbreak.

Ineson, who was born in Leeds and educated at Woodleigh School and Pocklington School, has a distinctive Yorkshire accent which has featured in documentaries, video games and TV ads from Dacia cars, Gaviscon and Wickes to Sky Sports football coverage.

But his heartfelt narrative sums up the feelings of many in the new short film about his home city produced by Simon Fogal and written by Kate Ryrie.

He starts: " Dear Leeds, it's been a while. But it's good to see you again. For a moment there, it didn't feel like this day would come.

“There were times we thought your open doors and laughter were never coming back. But we didn't forget about you.

“We didn't forget your big heart or your rambling stories. The ones you've told and those you've still to tell."

He ends: "We get knocked down, but we get up again. We of dry wit and no-nonsense. Of big smiles and bigger hearts. Of kindness, of laughter. Of human spirit. We are made of stronger stuff than this. Welcome Back to Leeds."

WATCH: LeedsBID CEO Andrew Cooper gave safe shopping tips, advice and how get the most out of the Welcome Back To Leeds campaign in a YEP Facebook Live chat with Graham Walker, now available to watch on demand – CLICK HERE.


The Office actor Ralph Ineson is the voice of stirring new Leedsd video


Welcome Back To Leeds - a screen grab from the new LeedsBID video

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Welcome Back To Leeds