The archaeological time-travel comedy The Dig released to Netflix on the 29th of January, 2021. What did happen to Robert Pretty, Edith’s son after the conclusion of the documentary?
The Dig, directed by Simon Stone, is adapted from John Preston’s classic story of the exact same title. The cast includes Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James, Johnny Flynn and Ben Chaplin.
Kid actor Archie Barnes plays the role of Robert Pretty, son of Edith (Carey Mulligan). What did happen to Robert Pretty following the end of the film?
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Robert Pretty in The Dig
Robert Dempster Pretty was born on September 7, 1930. Edith Pretty (nee Dempster) was 47 at the time she had her sole son.
His father, Robert’s dad was Frank Pretty, a major in the Territorial Army’s Suffolk Regiment during World War I. Frank was also involved in his family’s manufacturing business, which included clothing.
What happened to Robert Pretty after Edith’s death?
The Dig closes on a dark note, with Edith looking at her declining health, the approaching Second World War, and the fate of her son Robert. Edith Pretty died on 17 December 1942, after suffering stroke.
Following the death of his mother Robert Pretty was raised by his aunt, Elizabeth. Robert was sent to live alongside Elizabeth at Hampshire but never came back the Tranmer House.
But, if you decide visiting Tranmer House in Sutton Hoo there is a chance to see Robert Pretty’s picture on display. Edith Pretty commissioned Dutch artist Cor Visser to create an image of her as well as Robert.
When did Robert Dempster Pretty die?
Robert Dempster Pretty died on 14 June 1988, at the age of 57.
According to reports, Robert passed away from cancer, leaving three children behind – Penny, David and John.