Casting Shane MacGowan – singer’s wife asks who should play him on screen with interesting responses
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Casting Shane MacGowan – singer’s wife asks who should play him on screen with interesting responses

LEGENDARY Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan has led an eventful life worthy of a big-screen biopic, but who could best play the singer on screen?

That was the question posed on twitter by his wife, Victoria Mary Clarke, amid reports a film is in the pipeline inspired by the pair’s relationship.

MacGowan and Victoria Mary Clarke in 2007 (Image: RollingNews.ie)

While the current hot casting debate may be around who will take over from Daniel Craig as James Bond, Clarke wondered who could immortalise MacGowan on film.

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Clarke reckoned that she would be played by Meryl Streep but wanted suggestions as to who would play her leading man and Twitter didn’t disappoint – but who did she think would be perfect for the role?

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Some of the suggestions got the thumbs up from Clarke…

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Others got more of a lukewarm response…

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However there seemed to be one clear winner…

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The fact that MacGowan is eight years older than Clarke while Depp is 14 years younger than Streep may pose a bit of a problem, however we'd pay to see the Hollywood heavyweights play the couple.

Who do you reckon would be the ideal pick to play MacGowan on the big screen?