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Latin American Correspondent Happy to Sign Fake Hugh Laurie Autographs

The wonderful website PopMatters.com recently caught up with Santiago, Chile based journalist and author Jonathan Franklin (pictured) for the latest in its series “20 Questions.” His new book, 33 Men, is all about the rescued Chilean miners.

Right off the bat, in answer to question #1, Franklin recounts the tears of laughter he shed while reading recollections by Keith Richards in Life of an overly talkative parrot. He also shares this bit of cheeky airport behavior:

“I must look like Hugh Laurie, as I was swarmed in Los Angeles International Airport by Japanese schoolgirls who thought I was him. I even signed autographs as Dr. House. When I go to weddings, they think Laurie showed up. I should ambush one of his award ceremonies and make a mad acceptance speech on his behalf.”

British actor Laurie has a great sense of humor, so he would no doubt approve of both the LAX and proposed awards show maneuvers. Maybe the next time he’s in Santiago, he can return the favor and pass himself off as a certain Guardian correspondent.

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