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Entertainment and Arts Reporter, BBC News
Former Hollywood actor and producer Hopwood DePree has moved across the Pond to bring his ancestral home back to its former glory in between stand up comedy gigs.
His forefathers have lived at Hopwood Hall in Middleton since the 12th Century and his dream is to restore the stately home which has been neglected for decades.
DePree's plan is to turn it into a retreat for artists from around the world and hopes to use it to stage film, music and theatre events in between comedy shows The Yank Is A Manc at the Brighton, Manchester, Camden and Edinburgh Fringe.
A 15-hour escape from a wedding and facing a department store with depression.