Monday, June 11, 2018

Lord McAvoy

James McAvoy (seen there hooting it up with a more waxen than usual Angelina Jolie via his Instagram) has just landed a pretty spectacular role - he's going to play Lord Asriel in the BBC's forthcoming massive adaptation of Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials series. In the 2007 flop film adaptation this is the role that Daniel Craig played - it's basically the main adult male role, getting more important as the series wears on. I sadly couldn't find any pictures of Jim & Dan in each other's presence in real life so here let's just look at the following and pretend they just had a really hardcore workout, one on one...

Anyway back in March I told you all about this series - it's being shepherded by The King's Speech director Tom Hooper, which means we'll see a lot of the wallpaper probably. Do a good job with the wallpaper, set decorators! I think James is really great casting for Lord Asriel - he will surely wear tweed and grow out his lightly salted ginger beard to look scholarly for it and with that we all win.

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