John Cleese To Play Silvio Burlusconi In Bunga Bunga Towers The Film
Back in July, Silvio was heard telling an associate:
“I’m leaving this shitty country of which I’m sickened.”
We’d suggest he head for Morocco – or London.
As for the Cleese connection. Well, there is the commonality of the hair, the younger women and the height, obviously, and this, as Cleese talks to Australian telly about his England (the one he left 21 years ago to go and live in America):
“I’m not sure what’s going on in Britain. Or, let me say this – I don’t know what’s going on in London, because London is no longer an English city. That’s how we got the Olympics. They said we were the most cosmopolitan city on Earth. But it doesn’t feel English. I had a Californian friend come over two months ago, walk down the King’s Road and say, ‘Where are all the English people?’ I mean, I love having different cultures around. But when the parent culture kind of dissipates, you’re left thinking, “Well, what’s going on?”‘
We had thought Cleese was turning into one of those starched colonels he used to lampoon. But he’s not. He’s Burlusoni in a hot and itchy suit….