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The Adrian Mole actor, Stephen Mangan, has described the moments in his audition, when Sue Townsend said he was 'ugly enough to play the role'.
He played the role in a TV series based on the books, in 2001, and was speaking at Sue Townsend's funeral today in Leicester.
Family and friends of Leicester author Sue Townsend have arrived at her funeral.
The novelist who wrote the Adrian Mole series died last month after a short illness.
The funeral of Leicester author, Sue Townsend, takes place today. The novelist who wrote the Adrian Mole series died last month after a short illness.
A public service of remembrance is being held at Leicester's De Montford Hall this afternoon, which will be relayed live onto a big screen. It will be followed by a private family burial.