Who Should Play Prince Harry in a Movie?

  • Get ready for The Spare, a.k.a. the new Prince Harry biopic!

    The Spare isn’t quite the most flattering title there, is it? But Peter Kosminsky, who directed the acclaimed BBC AMERICA miniseries BRITZ, is developing the project. He explains the appeal of Prince Harry as a character: “His parents break up in the most spectacularly public way, his mother dies in the most tragic and, again, public way and everything is picked over. He’s a man born to no role, the heir and the spare [In Afghanistan], he finds himself alongside ordinary guys. He’s immersed, in the most acute circumstances, in the real world and absolutely finds his metier – and for the first time in his life he doesn’t feel like a spare part.”

    Fascinating. Who would you cast in the role of Prince Harry? The Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye suggests Rupert Friend (a.k.a. Keira Knightley‘s hot boyfriend).

  • In her interview with David Letterman, Madonna said that she left England because people always called her “Madge.” (Daily Mail)
  • Paul McGann, former Doctor Who and Withnail and I star, has decried the number of police and hospital shows on TV: “I have two teenage kids and they complain. Things are kind of samey – there are so many channels today but not any discernible growth in quality.”(The Stage)
Kevin Wicks

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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