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Rupert Grint, Colin Morgan and Ben Whishaw in 'Mojo'

The ‘Mojo’ Boys

This might be the most Anglophenia photo ever, a feat that is all the more remarkable given that it features no Tom Hiddleston and no Benedict Cumberbatch.

But look, there’s Colin Morgan from Merlin, Rupert Grint from Harry Potter, Daniel Mays (covering the Doctor Who angle), Ben Whishaw from the James Bond movies and Brendan Coyle from Downton Abbey. They’re all appearing (with Tom Rhys Harries) in the London revival of the Jez Butterworth play Mojo at the Harold Pinter Theatre from now until the end of February.

It’s a far more adult tale than any of the TV shows and movies they are more famous for. In a tale of 1950s nightlife, Rupert and Daniel play drug dealers, Brendan is a local hard-nut, Colin a frail character called Skinny, and Ben playing the unhinged Baby.

There’s a full report over at BBC News, or you can just spend a while staring at this picture and wondering if these guys would consider putting a band together. 

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Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 13 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Music.

He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.

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