Alfie Allen vs. Daniel Radcliffe: The Equus Promo Shots

  • Links not safe for work: Alfie Allen, who is replacing Daniel Radcliffe in Equus, has done his shirtless stable-boy promo shots. For comparison’s sake, here’s Daniel’s shot. Notice the difference in each actor’s eyeline. Sadly, no frontals for Lily‘s little bro. Lame.
  • Did a text message from Prince Harry‘s “secret admirer” cause Chelsy Davy to dump him?(The Sun)
  • Talk about Cash in the Attic: Hugh Grant stands to earn $35 million for his Andy Warhol painting of Liz Taylor at auction. The Guardian notes that he’s made “a profit of about $5m for every year he has owned the painting. Not bad work if you can get it.”
  • Hugh Grant “went to extraordinary lengths to avoid being photographed with old flame Elizabeth Hurley” while in New York City on Sunday, according to The Daily Mail.
  • The Sun presents Day Two of John Barrowman‘s video diary.
  • Comedian Russell Brand admits to hiding crack up his…crack.(The Sun)
  • David Walliams gets personal in The Observer.
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, Britain’s “first black movie star,” chats in The Daily Telegraph.
  • The box-office smash American Gangster has made Ridley Scott “hot” again. He talks to The Times.
  • Ridley Scott’s next film will involve Stonehenge.(Guardian)
  • Helen McCrory, who played Cherie Blair in The Queen, is the latest British thesp to join the cast of Harry Potter.(Guardian)
  • The folks behind Creature Comforts are using claymation to raise awareness of discrimination against the disabled. (BBC)

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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