or are they illegal under New Zealand law too?
I cannot believe that any official is this dumb, have you made this story up Reg?
/me shakes head in disbelief
"Cracker" star Robbie Coltrane has appeared on a New Zealand wanted poster. But don't assume he's suspected of criminal behavior. New Zealand police are using a photo of the beefy British thesp to track down his greasy-haired 16-year-old Doppleganger. The Daily Telegraph has the goods: Robbie Coltrane Wanted Poster Robbie …
I think William Gibson used a similar idea in one of his novels.
Basically there was a database of criminals and each had a list of similar looking celebs, so the cops could say, "Have you seen this guy? He looks like a young Christopher Walken / Marty Feldman / Ethel Merman, etc."
English?? Scottish?? I think you'll find Robbie Coltrane's passport (the legal document proving his nationality) states he's BRITISH.
And @ David: I think you'll find the police force in question are New Zealanders and not Australian.
All we need now is for someone to call Canadians Americans... :-D
Nice to see some noggin' used.
Also, the law to stop the publishing photos of juviniles is actually fair. Hate to say it, but mistakes are too easy (all kids look alike...). Make the line very clear and it's hard to abuse it.
Okay, discretion goes out the window, but probably less than 5% of any population can be trusted to use it anyway.
...who got David's joke about Australians? Besides Sarah I mean. Silly people.
I know of at least one Kiwi who has been accused of being British, by an American.
Plus, in case you thought we Brits were immune to such mistakes, my fiancée has been accused of being Australian, despite being born and raised in Hampshire, by someone from only a few towns away.
Anywho... I'd suggest having someone photoshop the picture to add the greasy hair and make Robbie look younger, but otherwise not a bad idea.
As a few others have pointed out - it had to have been a joke - grow a brain! :)
For those with issues of british/scottish/english - please, look here:
It's got pictures and everything!! :)
Personally - I'm British... since my family is from all over our Great British isles... (apart from that irish bit! ;) ).
Kiwi flag burning icon - because I assume that's what Coltrane will be doing tonight!
@ac surely you jest , for a vast majority of Kiwi's traveling OS pretend to be the boys from Oz down under as very few foreign nationals can tell the difference between a red kiwi star and the genuine Oz white one on the same blue background (it has two extra stars too!) on their International Flags and the countries reputation as a nation full of tea leaves precedes them well in advance of their arrival in countries like Italy who have long memories of a wild bunch of government paid tourists dating back to another era (explains much as to why all Italians prefer to visit the much more friendlier and far sunnier OZ rather then get lost in the perpetual rain and fog shrouded islands since then ) !
I believe you have penis envy cobber.
Let's not forget which of the two ANZAC nations IS actually a nation of convicts. Now crawl back under yoyur rock and STFU.
BTW The reason Italians like to visit Australia is because Melbourne is just another Italian city, devoid of any culture of its own.
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