Sinden and Paisley ‘were due to portray each other on stage’

SIR Donald Sinden and Ian Paisley had been signed up to play each other in the West End, it has emerged.

The two greats of British theatre had been working on a biographical play where Sinden would become the Unionist firebrand and Paisley would portray the slightly camp actor.

But they died within hours of each other, robbing theatregoers of a unique insight into the Northern Ireland peace process and the filming of Rentadick.

Playwright Tom Logan said: “Donald was relishing the prospect of playing Ian. He had a lot of stuff about Papists and sodomy that he wanted to get off his chest.

“Meanwhile, Ian was immersing himself in the role. He was known for shouting about Satan, but when you met him privately he sounded almost exactly like Donald Sinden. He also had a insatiable desire to work with Elaine Stritch.

“And, of course, while Donald would never have admitted it, he did enjoy getting loyalist paramilitaries all worked up.”


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New Batmobile is pimped-up Vauxhall Corsa


BATMAN’S new car is a pimped Corsa with iridescent blue metallic paint, tinted windows and a 1500-watt Rockford Fosgate sound system.

Batman vs Superman will show the hero abandoning his Goth Batmobile for a vehicle that, rather than striking fear into criminals, wins their respect with its sick modifications.

Director Zack Snyder said: “Superman doesn’t understand why the kids on the street laugh at him and think drugs and crime are cool.

“Then Batman skids to a halt in front of them, giving his 18” Wolfrace alloys and 280mm drilled and grooved vented disc brakes a workout, blasting Lethal Bizzle’s Rari WorkOut over six cityblocks, and the kids’ jaws drop.

“He tells them the only way to afford a car like his is to go back to school or be born a millionaire, beats Lex Luthor in a brutal drift race through Gotham, and gets off with Wonder Woman in front of everyone in the Cineworld car park.”