My new upper-lip look goes before the cameras for the first time tomorrow. Whilst the country votes in the Referendum I shall be in a time-warp – dressed as Molotov in the Soviet Union of 1953 – for my first day’s shooting on Armando Ianucci’s Death Of Stalin.
My hair’s been cut, but until they put a comb through it I think I look less like a Russian Foreign Minister and more like Bugsy, the insect keeper in Fierce Creatures. Remember that? I hope to get out of character in time to be Michael Palin before the polls close. I shall then Remain Michael Palin until my next scenes – all concentrated in July.
And Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” seems to be on course. I’ve been having horse-riding lessons and read-throughs with Adam Driver, just in case it really happens!