• Nudits – or naturists, as they are called in Britain – have taken Dame Helen Mirren as their queen.(Contact Music)

  • David Walliams goes bald to play Frankie Howerd.(The Sun)
  • James Nesbitt opens up his bank book to the world.(Telegraph)
  • Sir Ian McKellen isn’t done with Gandalf yet: he is “very likely” to reprise his Lord of the Rings character in The Hobbit.(Telegraph)
  • Elizabeth director Shekhar Kapur has taken over for the late Anthony Minghella on a film about New York.(Guardian)
  • Bond author Ian Fleming‘s real-life “Miss Moneypenny” has been outed.(BBC)
  • BBC’s big costume drama, Cranford, is adding to its already big BAFTA take: it has picked up seven BAFTA Craft nominations.(The Stage)
  • This is so Sophie’s Choice: Jimmy McGovern (The Street) or Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) for Best Writer?
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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.