Would-be Iraqi builder puts together car inspired by Chaplin

A young would-be Iraqi builder parades around the city of Samarra, 100 kilometres north of Baghdad, to show off his car inspired by the legendary silent actor Charlie Chaplin, drawing curious crowds. Abderrahman scraped together the fiery red vehicle, modelled after the Caterham 7, a super-lightweight sports car, despite “a lack of tools and support.” He says he was inspired by an extract of the Chaplin film ‘A Day’s Pleasure’ on YouTube, in which Chaplin appears to be driving a similar vehicle.

Queen ‘lucky’ that Mirren played her

On Chaplin gala red carpet, Taylor Hackford says Queen Elizabeth II was lucky his wife Helen Mirren portrayed her. Mirren, who was being honored at the event, said she will be watching the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle later this month. (May 1)

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