|Passepartout and Phileas Fogg, BBC-style|
The Daily Mail reports that actor David Tennant, due to star as Phileas Fogg in the BBC's new version of Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days, is wringing his hands about it, despite his adopted son also appearing in it.
He tells The Radio Times that Phileas Fogg ''represents everything that’s alarming and peculiar about that old sense of British Empire. Potentially, it’s a story about an England that should elicit very little sympathy.''
The comments below the Mail piece give this short shrift:
- Criticising a fictional character, wokeness knows no bounds.
- Written by a Frenchman as well. Blaming the French for Britishness is a new one on me.
- It's fiction, written by a Frenchman.
- With his views, maybe he should have turned down the part.
- Not alarming enough to refuse the role or have his son play a part too ... ridiculous!
- A fine actor, who hasn't learnt wokery mixed with nepotism is a bad look.