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Pope Pourri
Movie pontiffs ready to fill the breach

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Pope Pourri | John Gielgud (Pope Paul IV)
John Gielgud (Pope Paul IV)

Film: Elizabeth (1998)

Elizabeth I's sworn enemies comprised most of continental Europe, but heading the I Hate England club was Pope Paul IV, played with withering contempt by John Gielgud. His venal Paul IV didn't get out of bed for fewer than three burnt Protestants and was seriously unimpressed by Elizabeth, describing her as "an agent of wickedness" and dispatching assassin Daniel Craig to do away with her. Might be a problematic approach in these more touchy-feely times. Also, as we know from the Olympics, Daniel Craig is quite fond of the current Elizabeth.

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L: sirvolkar Surely Ewan McGregor's skydiving pope from Angels & Demons deserves mention here? e would if he was actually pope at any point in the film, which he isn't. Nice compilation. Is 'flowerier' a real word?? More

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2 2 Obi Wans for the Price of 1!!!
Surely Ewan McGregor's skydiving pope from Angels & Demons deserves mention here? More

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