For Griffiths, the maneuver proved difficult, according to the show's producer David Pugh. "You try to get Richard Griffiths out of a back window – it was a bit touch and go," Pugh told London's Evening Standard of the substantial-sized actor who also plays Uncle Vernon Dursley in the Potter movies.The show opens Tuesday night in London. I'll be seeing it Wednesday during the matinee. And yes, I didn't buy the tickets but they are rather close to the stage. (Hey, unless it's a musical you WANT to be as close as possible.)
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Fans Freak Over "Naked" Harry Potter
Actor Daniel Radcliffe was mobbed by fans of Peter Shaffer's "Equus" -- okay, actually he was mobbed by 400+ fans of "Harry Potter" who wouldn't know Peter Shaffer if he came to their homes and offered to perform "Amadeus" as a one-man show. That's not surprising. What IS surprising is the claim that costar Richard Griffiths exited via a window to escape the mob. "Maybe he escaped via a PICTURE window," said biboy. Indeed, even the people involved said it wasn't easy.