The archaeological time-travel comedy The Excavations hit Netflix on January 29, 2021. What happened to Robert Pretty, Edith’s son, after the documentary ended?
Directed by Simon Stone, The Excavations is an adaptation of John Preston’s short story of the same name. The cast includes Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James, Johnny Flynn and Ben Chaplin.
Child actor Archie Barnes plays Robert Pretty, the son of Edith (Carey Mulligan). What happened to Robert Pretty after he finished the movie?
Time to ring the bells as the movie details are revealed.
Robert Pretty in The Dig
Robert Dempster Pretty was born on September 7, 1930. Edith Pretty (née Dempster) was 47 years old when she gave birth to her only child.
His father, Robert’s father, was Frank Pretty, commander of the Suffolk Regiment of the Territorial Army during the First World War. Frank was also involved in his family’s manufacturing business, including clothing.
What happened to Robert Pretty after Edith’s death?
The dig concludes on a sad note as Edith reflects on her failing health, the approach of World War II, and the fate of her son Robert. Edith Pretty died of a stroke on December 17, 1942.
After his mother’s death, Robert Pretty was raised by his aunt Elizabeth. Robert was sent to live with Elizabeth in Hampshire, but never returned to Tranmere House.
However, if you decide to visit Tranmere House in Sutton Hoo, you have the chance to see a Robert Pretty painting on display. Edith Pretty commissioned Dutch artist Cor Visser to create a painting of her and Robert.
When did Robert Dempster Pretty die?
Robert Dempster Pretty died on June 14, 1988 at the age of 57.
It is reported that Robert died of cancer and left behind three children: Penny, David, and John.