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Friday, January 11, 2008

Mind the Pirates and Cannibals

If you think the gaunt miserable face behind the controls of this London Underground train looks more than a little familiar, you'd be right.

Mackenzie Crook filming 3 and Out

Mackenzie Crook better known as Gareth from The Office or Ragetti from Pirates of the Carribean was spotted in December last year at East Finchley Tube station filming a new Brit rom-com with the working title of "Three and Out" which will be on our screens later this year.

He plays Tube driver Paul Callow in a comedy about "ordinary people with unique dilemmas caught up in a cocktail of desperation, friendship, loneliness, love and even a brush with cannibalism". Just your average day on the Northern Line then (well, without the friendship or love or cannibals, I spose).

As a Tube driver, the character finds himself mixed up in a series of unlikely scenarios after accidentally mowing down two people on the track!

Not sure whether he actually gets to drive the train but regular commenter Jon who sent in the clipping said of the filming "they didn't do it when the station was closed so the ruddy film crew got in everyone's way and I was an hour late."

Charing Cross Tube station was also used for filming. If I hear anything more about the release I'll keep you posted and if you see any local filming at Tube stations let me know.

Update - It's out on 25th April 2008 and rail union ASLEF's general secretary is none too happy about it.


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