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‘He made me an omelette’: Stephen Merchant on casting Christopher Walken for BBC’s The Outlaws

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‘He made me an omelette’: Stephen Merchant on casting Christopher Walken for BBC’s The Outlaws

Stephen Merchant has revealed how he convinced Hollywood titan Christopher Walken to star in his new BBC series over an omelette.

Oscar-winner Walken appears in his first British television lead role in The Outlaws, a comedy-drama about community service in Bristol.

Merchant, who created the series and acts in it, revealed he flew to the US to pitch the project to his illustrious co-star.

The comedian said: “I sat with him for about four hours and he made me an omelette, then he revealed he was up for it”

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