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Everett to play King Charles I in new U.K. costume drama

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Dec 06, 2001 | 6:05am EST

Rupert Everett (My Best Friend's Wedding) is likely to play King Charles I in Cromwell and Fairfax, starring Tim Roth and Dougray Scott, about the 17th-century English Civil War, the Screen International website reported today.

The British trade publication said that the $23-million movie will be the first to revisit that period of British history in more than 30 years, when Cromwell, starring Richard Harris and Alec Guinness, was produced.

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