Did P.M. Blair's Son Aid Vendetta Filmmakers?

Stephen Fry, who plays a talk-show host in the new film V for Vendetta has told a real-life British talk show host that the makers of  the movie were able to stage scenes of terrorist attacks on government buildings in London with the help of the 22-year-old son of Prime Minister Tony Blair, who had been hired as an assistant runner on the film. In an interview with Michael Parkinson, Fry said that he learned that Euan Blair was working on the film from an assistant director. "I said, 'How did you get permission -- you usually can't get permission to do anything anywhere near seats of government? You know, the secret service and various other people don't like it, plus civil servants don't like it.'" At that moment, Fry said, the assistant director   pointed out young Blair. "And I said, 'Ah, that's how we got there.' "Daddy, daddy, can you please let them have permission to film?"'" A moment later, Fry added slyly, "No, I'm sure there was nothing like that."


22/03/2006


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