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Howzat, Russell?

Few things are more satisfying than giving Australian what for in the cricket. The thought of Walkabouts up and down the country crying into their Fosters and rugby shirts is surely one that makes any Englishman beam with schadenfrued. So surely that has to be multiplied by about 1000 when you know that a Australian movie titan is among their number.

Big rough and tumble movie hardcase Russell Crowe not only sat through his country’s humiliating crushing, he went AWOL from filming his new Robin Hood film Nottingham to do so.

Ridley Scott had to send a search party out to found the superstar after he disappeared from the set, and when they did find him he refused to move until the end of the second test at Lord’s. Howzat, Russell? Eh?

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