Actress in racy Austen remake bummed out by ‘unnecessary’ TV ...


Actress in racy Austen remake bummed out by ‘unnecessary’ TV nudity

Anne Reid says the bare male bottoms in 'Sanditon' are a sign of the times - and she blames Daniel Craig

Hannah Furness

Too much male nudity on television is “unnecessary”, a star of new British period drama Sanditon has said, after the first episode featured naked swimming.

Anne Reid, who plays the formidable Lady Denham in the show, said the modern trend for writing mild male nudity into prime-time drama is a sign of the “times we live in”.

Joking that it was the fault of Daniel Craig and the scene in which he emerged from the sea in Casino Royale, she said: “It’s just a thing now: if you’ve got the sea and you’ve got a bloke, then he has to take his kit off and get in the water.”..

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