Sacha Baron Cohen angers residents of Grimsby and Tilbury

14 July 2014 07:41
Essex port doubles for Lincolnshire town in Baron Cohen's new movie, which apparently portrays Grimsby as a rundown badlands strewn with litter and peopled by beer-swigging children and hooligan parents• Baron Cohen 'too famous' to play Freddie MercurySome residents of Grimsby have been outraged after the Lincolnshire town was portrayed as a deprived den of iniquity in the latest film from Sacha Baron Cohen.Titled Grimsby, the Borat comic's new movie centres on a spy who is forced to go on the run with his football hooligan brother. Cohen has been filming scenes in the Essex port town of Tilbury, which has been transformed into a rundown "Grimsby", complete with householders urinating out of their windows and children being offered beer. Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian