James 'Whitey' Bulger, once the most feared mobster in Boston who was found guilty today of 31 out of the 32 criminal charges he faced including 11 killings, was the inspiration for Jack Nicholson's character in The Departed.
The Martin Scorsese film, which also starred Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg and Ray Winstone, won four Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director.
The plot centres around the police waging war on an Irish-American Boston gang which is headed by Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson).
More top news
Drones and fireworks ensured the spectacle got off to a memorable start in front of 20,000 people.
Boris Johnson said the UK would not accept a Brexit which left the country ‘half in and half out’ of the EU.
International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said EU leaders should realise the severe economic impact they would face if there was a ‘no deal’ Br