It’s game, set and casting match
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.