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    Senior Member Country: England faginsgirl's Avatar
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    Sweeney Todd with Helena and Johnnny Depp is being shown on channel4 tonight at 10.00

    Sorry, just realised, I guess this is American and should be elsewhere.
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    Filmed entirely at Pinewood with a largely British cast....

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    Senior Member Country: England faginsgirl's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by julian_craster View Post
    Filmed entirely at Pinewood with a largely British cast....
    Thats ok then lol.

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    & Depp is an anglophile

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy_Lea View Post
    & Depp is an anglophile
    So much so that he did a guest spot in a "Suits You" sketch in The Fast Show

    Steve

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    It's based on a play by a Brit too

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    Sweeney Todd first appeared in a story entitled The String of Pearls: A Romance. This penny dreadful was published in 18 weekly parts, in Edward Lloyd's The People's Periods and Family Library, issues 7-24, 21 November 1846 to 20 March 1847. It was probably written by James Malcolm Rymer, though Thomas Peckett Prest has also been credited with it; it is likely that each worked on the serial from part to part. Other attributions include Edward P. Hingston, George Macfarren and Albert Richard Smith.[6][8] In February/March 1847, before the serial was even completed, The String of Pearls was adapted as a melodrama by George Dibden Pitt for the Britannia Theatre in Hoxton. It was in this alternative version of the tale, rather than the original, that Todd acquired his catchphrase: "I'll polish him off".[6] Neil Gaiman, in a promotional "penny dreadful", identified a number of earlier texts that feed into the Todd story, some dating back to at least the late 17th century.[citation needed]

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