Sunday, November 22, 2009

TMI Christian's mum...

British actor Christian McKay is a revelation in Richard Linklater's Me and Orson Welles, which opens next month. McKay seizes the chance of his first film to give a brilliant performance as young Orson, staging his legendary production of Julius Caesar at New York's Mercury Theatre in 1937. Awards surely await. McKay comes from Bury (Caesar, not to praise him...?) and shot the film – which co-stars Zac Efron, Claire Danes, Ben Chaplin and Kelly Reilly – on the Isle of Man (with the famous Matcham theater, The Gaiety on Douglas prom doubling for the NYNY venue. Ed). He told me he thought he'd never been to the island – until his proud mum came to see him filming there and told him: "Oh, your Dad and me came here, to Douglas, for our honeymoon. In fact, you were conceived here." Guardian

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