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    Acting up

    November 22, 2011

    I’m fascinated at how Hugh Grant is reinventing himself as a statesmanlike spokesman for those abused by the tabloids. He is doing a brilliant job, and comes over as intelligent, thoughtful and sincere. He is also an actor. An actor who has good reason not to want the press on his back – unless, of course, he has a film to sell. It’s the old Mephistopholean dilemma. In the play, Dr Faustus, the doctor sells his soul to the devil…

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