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A Canterbury Tale

by | 30th, June 2006

CHRISTOPHER Marlowe, Michael Powell, Sir Freddie Laker, Orlando Bloom and Rupert the Bear, sons of Canterbury one and all.

So why, having listed Orland’s many ahievments to date, does OK! find reason to say “not bad for soemone who grew up in Canterbury”?

As anyone with even half a mind can see, Canterbuy is a veritable hotbed of over-achivebemt. And would it were possible we would form a round table of the great and good and ask them to tell the world how the Kent town made them the leaders they became.

But only young Orlando is alive, so OK! sticks with him. And the magazine asks him what he and on-off-on etc. lover Kate Boswoth are up to. “Sorry. I really don’t want to talk about it,” says Oprlando, with typical Canterburian candour.

OK! moves on. And asks how hard it is for Orlando to spend so long working away from Kate. “It’s very challenging,” says Orlando, now keen to talk about his relationship.

Buoyed by the change in mood, OK! presses on. Does Orlando feel he is able to have a stable relationship in his line of work? “Yeah,” says Orlando, unscripted and off-the-cuff.

Does he worry that the girls he meets are more interested in meeting Orlando the film star than Orland the native of Canterbury. “Yeah,” he does.

And is he suspicious of people’s motives? “Yeah,” says Orlando, he is.

Say what you will about this lad, but no-one can doubt his consistency. He finds an answer that works for him and sticks with it.

And so it goes until OK! asks what it is about home he misses most. “Bangers and mash, fish and chips, Marmite on toast!” he says. And he also misses the culture.

And who would not. Canterbury gets into your bones. It’s more of a way of life than a place. It’s what made Orlando what he is today…

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