It’s game, set and cast­ing match

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COM­ING next Fri­day to a big screen near you is Borg vs McEn­roe, a drama­tised ac­count of the 1980 men’s sin­gles fi­nal at Wim­ble­don. If you want a sense of how long ago that was, Andy Mur­ray would not be born for an­other seven years. Ouch.

One won­ders if in time there will ever be a Mur­ray movie, chart­ing Andy’s path to Wim­ble­don glory, which raises the ques­tion of who would play him. In looks and speech, Mur­ray is such a tricky char­ac­ter to cap­ture. Any ac­tor would need the voice skills of a Jon Cul­shaw and the looks of Ed­die Red­mayne, but Scot­tish, of course. As for Judy Mur­ray, I rather fancy Judi Dench is a shoo-in.

Still on Planet Luvvie, it was re­ported this week that Mike Bartlett, the writer of Doc­tor Foster, is pen­ning a new drama about ri­val news­pa­pers, one of which is called The Her­ald. If the fic­tional Her­ald is staffed by the same look­ers as the real life pa­per, the beau­ti­ful peo­ple of Hol­ly­wood had bet­ter start queue­ing for cast­ing ses­sions.

Which re­minds me, must make a Spec­savers ap­point­ment.

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