Monday, February 19, 2007

Mr. Fantastic plays William Wilberforce

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - Cindy Pearlman - Whether a fan of comic books or British films, Gruffudd will abide: "Ioan Gruffudd. It's not exactly the name that comes to mind when you think of names to watch in 2007. Then again, the handsome Welsh actor is having a fantastic year by reprising his role as Mr. Fantastic -- Reed Richards -- in the upcoming summer flick 'Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.' (Plot secrets to follow.) First up, he plays crusader William Wilberforce in Michael Apted's 'Amazing Grace,' which opens Friday. In case you don't know that name, either, Wilberforce was a man in 18th century England who fought Parliament to end slavery."

I saw a preview of "Amazing Grace" before Christmas and it is well worth seeing. Fascinating story.


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