Could Malcolm Tucker take on Alan Rusbridger?

28 February 2013

Sad news has broken. If the online speculation is true, it appears that casting agents for the upcoming Guardian movie have overlooked Daniel Radcliffe for the part of Alan Rusbridger. Given that Harry Potter and AR are dopplegangers, Mr Steerpike reckons that the agents have missed a trick.

For those who haven’t heard, the film will chart the paper’s stormy relationship with Wikileaks. Benedict Cumberbatch is already getting to grips with the role of Julian Assange; the question now is, who will play Rusbridger? Incongruous rumours are circulating that the softly spoken editor will be portrayed by Scottish actor Peter Capaldi, aka Malcolm Tucker. The foul mouthed ranter from the BBC’s The Thick of It would appear to be better suited to interpreting some of Fleet Street’s other well-known bosses, so he better start practising his piano…

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  • Ashley Paulette

    Capaldi is a fine actor who is so much more than just Malcolm Tucker. Only someone who hasn’t seen some of his other work would think he can only play a sweary shouty person.

  • James Heartfield

    It is a shame Cardew Robinson is no longer with us

  • dmitri the impostor

    As I reached the end of the second line (I read no further), I registered mild disappointment that it did not read Daniel Day Lewis.

  • salieri

    … except that he probably can’t afford a Fazioli.

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