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Stephen Merchant reveals how he cast Christopher Walken for BBC show 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, 78, 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.

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