Copyright 2001

[ June 13th 2001 ]

Iain Glen, the actor cast as Lara Croft's evil adversary in Paramount Pictures Tomb Raider motion picture, is reportedly spitting tacks because the character he portrays will not be immortalised as a plastic toy, People News reports today.

Figures of Jolie's busty character Lara have already been released for fans of the action heroine, but not Glen's character, the villain Manfred Powell. 'Someone said to me earlier on that there wasn't, and I was deeply offended. I'll find out, I've no idea, but I want to give one to my son.'

The 39-year old Scottish actor has said he intends to contact studio movie bosses to plead his case for plastic immortalisation.

Elsewhere on the Tomb Raider circuit, the Hollywood clean-up squad has made a remarkable job of removing all traces of Mondays gala Tomb Raider world premier which saw Angelina Jolie lead a host of stars to Los Angeles for a first glimpse of Paramount Pictures $100m video-game-come-movie. Marty Kliedman told our offices "It's a Hollywood thing, one minute the whole parties alive and they're charging the atmosphere with all sorts of stupidity, and in the next moment Rainbow's wondering where all the people went..."

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