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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Ancestor Audition

An actor in Britain auditioned for and won the role of a relative.

When actor Tom Goodman-Hill auditioned for Channel 4’s lavish new Civil War drama The Devil’s Whore, he kept one vital fact from the producers: he is a direct descendant of the historical figure he was hoping to portray.

Luckily he landed the role of firebrand activist ‘Freeborn’ John Lilburne, and will now be able to tell his ancestor’s story to millions of viewers.

‘I would have felt silly if I hadn’t got the job,’ says the 40-year-old. [Link]

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