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Elbow hire mystery actor

By | Published on Tuesday 5 October 2010

A “very loved” English actor makes a guest appearance on a song on the new Elbow album, frontman Guy Garvey has revealed, though he’s staying quiet about who it is.

Garvey told Xfm: “We’ve got a pretty special guest on the next record. Let’s just say it is a very loved old English actor who’s gonna appear on the record with us. Because it is a nostalgic song I wanted it to be from the point of view of an old man and we thought the easiest way to do that is to get an old man to sing the first couple of verses, so that’s what we’ve done”.

Who could it be? I have compiled a list of possible candidates:

Richard Briers
David Jason
Zammo from ‘Grange Hill’
Peter Sallis
Ian McKellen
Christopher Lee
Patrick Stewart
Danny Dyer