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Posted by Peter Bowen | August 22, 2011
In the Guardian, Francesca Babb has a profile "ONE DAY star Rafe Spall on Anne Hathaway, Ridley Scott and dad Tim." It's a very robust piece on the young actor and his background. In ONE DAY, Spall plays Ian, the hapless boyfriend of Emma (Anne Hathaway). As to his character, Rafe quips, "It's the tragedy of someone who thinks they're funny." Spall goes on to talk about how he got the part:
I read the script before I read the book, and as soon as I read it I thought, I want to play that character. Sometimes you go, 'I wish I was playing the main part', but not at all in this case. I really wanted to play Ian. My American agent afterwards was like, 'You know Rafe? I'd love to see you play a winner.' But Ian's the kind of bloke I want to play; I think as English people, we like a loser.