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- Posted on Oct 20th 2009 4:00PM by Robin Milling
"During the premiere of 'Pirate Radio,' I met Paul McCartney which was kind of cool," Sturridge tells Spinner. "He tapped me on the shoulder and said, 'Hey, loved your film,' but there was this guy at the premiere called Brian O' Driscoll who is the captain of the Irish rugby team. [O'Driscoll] was standing behind Paul and I literally had to push Paul McCartney aside because Brian O' Driscoll is probably one of the greatest heroes of my life! Now Paul doesn't like me and didn't like that, so we're not going to be having dinner together anytime soon. I was a Beatles fan but Irish rugby is very important to me."
Music is also very much a passion for Sturridge, who spends his time checking out new music in London pubs. "In London there's a band called the XX who are my favorite and really good," he says. "I quite like Marcus Foster, Bobby Long. London has amazing music. You can walk into any pub and there will be somebody strumming some crap in the corner."
'Pirate Radio,' which also stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Bill Nighy, hits US theaters on Nov. 13.