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Hottest Senior Citizen in the World to Play Opposite Russell Brand

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | April 22, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | April 22, 2010 |

It had long been rumored that the studio behind the remake of Arthur, about a vastly wealthy drunk with no ambition, had been eying an older woman to take the role of the butler, Hobson (originally played, with great delight, by John Gielgud). Rumor in the beginning had it that it would be Meryl Streep playing opposite Russell Brand, who was set to reprise the role originated by Dudley Moore.

Instead, that role will go to this woman:


Yes. You’re welcome. And thank you, Universe.

(And no: That’s not Dame Judi Dench, you ageist).

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