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  • Daniel Radcliffe wants to be in buff condition for his nude Broadway debut in Equus, but “he put on a lot of flab around his middle over Christmas,” says a source. Luckily, he has about five or six months to get in shape. But we love you, Daniel, pot belly and all.(Mirror)

  • Another day, another naked Keira Knightley magazine cover.(The Sun)
  • The BAFTAs should be safe from actor boycotts due to the WGA strike. “Neither BAFTA nor our broadcaster is in dispute with the WGA,” BAFTA chief executive Amanda Berry tells The Daily Telegraph. “While we hope for the sake of the whole international industry that the dispute is resolved, we look forward to recognising and rewarding great filmmaking talent from around the world at our ceremony.”
  • A photo of Dame Judi Dench looking suitably imperious on the set of the new Bond film.(Daily Mail)
  • Christian Bale and Johnny Depp will co-star in Michael Mann‘s Public Enemies. “Bale will play FBI agent Melvin Purvis who led the hunt for the 1930s bank robber John Dillinger, to be played by Depp,” reports The Guardian.
  • Ray Winstone and Bend It Like Beckham‘s Parminder Nagra will co-star in an “atmospheric and sumptuous” new TV movie on ITV.(The Stage)
  • Is Dominic Cooper the new Colin Firth? The Daily Mail has a lengthy interview with the young star.
  • Actress Emily Blunt and singer James Blunt wanted to spread a rumor that they were “feuding relatives” to fool the media, says Emily. “He’s a buddy – we talked about it because we both get asked about it all the time. I guess we both have brown hair and blue eyes and are British – of course we’re related.” (Starpulse)
  • Dawn French wore no makeup and very constricting corsets for her role in BBC’s Lark Rise to Candleford: “They tend to push everything up! Too far up? Well I can’t help that. I am entirely spherical in shape so the corsets had quite a big job to do.”(Daily Mail)
  • Terry Jones says Monty Python couldn’t get made today due to “television stations which carry out audience surveys before they commission shows.”(Chortle)
  • Jamie Oliver explains why he lashed out at Sainsbury’s Supermarkets for refusing to participate in his TV show on chicken farming: “The passion for the subject got me in a pickle.” (Digital Spy)
  • Hollyoaks star Chris Fountain (Justin) says his experience playing hockey has been more of a hindrance than a help as he begins Dancing On Ice: “I played hockey for two years for Bradford and I enjoyed it but it’s completely different to what I’m doing now. The blades are different, the stance is different, the speed and the way you put your arms is different, like basically it’s like a completely different sport except you’re on the ice. The coach said it might have been easier if I couldn’t skate at all because they have to change what I already know and that’s kind of harder than having to learn it from scratch.”
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Filed Under: Daniel Radcliffe, Equus
By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.