DID IT FEEL GOOD?
Last night to the premiere of the new Richard Curtis feel-good, comedy ‘The Boat that Rocked” in Leicester Square. Now I’ve never been to a red carpet affair before so I found it quite interesting – with Sixties Go Go dancers, popping flashbulbs and all that – and it was absolutely rammed with English Actors and celebrities – apparently. Unfortunately due to a combinations of factors – not having a TV, not reading the papers and being short sighted – I rarely recognise anyone and I embarrassed myself by mistaking Paul McCartney’s new girlfriend for Carlo Bruni. My eyesight is good enough however to notice that Kenneth Brannagh is rather short.
I am not alone in this deficiency. Sipping yet another non alcoholic drink, I had become aware of the interested gaze of a young chap for sometime before he came over, introduced himself and engaged me in a conversation which implied a familiarity with me and my work. I managed a small period of self delusion before we both realised that he had mistaken me for one of the cast and he hurried off. I was left alone rather hoping he wasn’t thinking of Rhys Ifans before changing my mind and hoping that he WAS thinking of Rhys Ifans – as the only plausible (ie blondish) alternatives being Philip Seymour Hoffman or, ahem, Bill Nighy.