Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Via our steadfast colleagues at Cursor: When it comes to the craft of acting we do not claim any particular expertise, but isn't it more typical for film performers to research the part before they shoot the movie?
The actors who star in the movie The Road to Guantanamo were questioned by police at Luton airport under anti-terrorism legislation, it has emerged.Public safety is Paramount and paranoia is Universal, but The Road to Guantanamo is still without an American distributor.
The men, who play British inmates at the detention camp, were returning from the Berlin Film Festival where the movie won a Silver Bear award.
One of the actors, Rizwan Ahmed, said a police officer asked him if he intended to make any more "political" films.
The men were released quickly and not arrested, said Bedfordshire police.
"Six people were stopped under the Terrorism Act. This is something that happens all the time and obviously at airports and train stations," said a spokeswoman.
"There is a heightened state of security since the London bombings. Public safety is paramount."