An inquest is underway following the tragic death of the Game of Thrones cameraman who was killed filming Netflix-BBC drama Black Earth Rising in Africa.
Mark Milsome`s wife, Andra hopes the final inquest will clearly reveal the events which led to the death of her 54-year-old husband. The cameraman was shooting a night-time stunt scene when a Land Rover crashed into him and his camera.
For the past three years, his 58-year-old wife and 14-year-old daughter, Alice have been waiting for answers about the incident which happened in Ghana.
Last year at a pre-hearing, it was alleged that the stunt was replaced at the last-minute which dangerously exposed the Milsome in the car`s path, and the drivers lacked experience.
Caroline Davies, a solicitor at Irwin Mitchell, representing Milsome`s family said: “Not only was Mark well-renowned in the film and TV industry, he was also a loving, caring and devoted husband and dad.
“The last few years have been incredibly difficult for Andra [his wife] and Alice [daughter] as they attempted to try and come to terms with Mark’s sudden and unexpected death. Understandably they have many concerns regarding how he died. They’re now hopeful that the inquest will at least provide them with the answers they deserve. If during the course of the hearing any issues regarding safety practices are identified, it’s vital, where possible, that lessons are learned.”
The cameraman had developed a career in the film industry prior to the incident and had worked on many TV series including Game of Thrones, Sherlock and Downtown Abbey.
Milsome’s wife Andra said: “Although Mark was away a lot, we had a great relationship. We completed each other. He was a real family man. When he was on location for work he would call or Skype three or four times a day and when he was at home he pretty much spent all of his time with me and Alice.”
“Mark’s death has been incredibly difficult for us. The hurt and pain we continue to feel each day is as strong now as it was the day he died. While it’s nearly three years since Mark’s death, time has literally stood still for us. Not knowing the full facts surrounding Mark’s death has made trying to come to terms with what happened even harder.
“I know that attending the inquest and having to listen to the evidence as to how Mark died is going to be emotional. However, it’s something I have to do to get the answers and honour his memory. If the inquest finds there are lessons to be learned to improve safety it’s crucial they are.”