Wednesday, 11 January 2012

boardwalk empire, al capone and stephen graham

I am currently ploughing through Boardwalk Empire at the moment, and although there is a lot of fine acting (plus bloodshed), one of the roles that stand out for me, is Stephen Graham playing Al Capone. As l have seen him before in 'This is England' (amongst others), l still can't get over the fact he hasn't got a Scouse accent and is so believable. Top stuf indeed.

As a diversion from that, this is Al Capone's cell (as it is today, untouched and available for viewing) at the Eastern State Penitentiary. Capone, as most people know, was jailed for tax evasion. What a lot of people don't know, is he went delusional and reverted to the mental capability of a 12 year old due to Neurosyphilis. A bit like me.

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