Charlie Chaplin swaps Norwich’s Gentleman’s Walk for Hollywood

PUBLISHED: 17:27 13 September 2012

Antony Arnold as Charlie Chaplin in Norwich.; photo by Adrian Judd

Antony Arnold as Charlie Chaplin in Norwich.; photo by Adrian Judd

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The man who performs as Charlie Chaplin in Gentleman’s Walk, Norwich is taking his act to Hollywood.

Earlier this year, Anthony Arnold successfully took the act to Queensland, Australia, as part of an extended holiday.

And now he has set himself the ultimate challenge to make it big in the film capital.

The entertainer from Eade Road, north city, who has been absent from Gentleman’s Walk recently, as he has been ill, said he had inherited some money which was paying for the trip.

He said: “I will just go out and do my thing. But I’m not really hoping for anything, but will see what happens. I will stay in Hollywood two weeks and perform as Charlie outside some of the studios.”

He will be accompanied on the trip by Gill Alexander, from Norwich, who will attempt to promote him.

But he added: “I will back in Norwich soon. I love it and must get back for my daughter, Flora, 11.”


  • Perform? Stand on a box and be the only living statue that spends more time moving than not? America is more than welcome to have him. Light news day today, clearly.

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    Friday, September 14, 2012

  • Realistic hopes!

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    Thursday, September 13, 2012

  • He should take the Puppet Man as back up.

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    Valpy Word

    Thursday, September 13, 2012

  • Nice to see the EDP keeps up with the latest news! What a joke!

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    Thursday, September 13, 2012

  • Well at least he has got a few miles further than the Puppet Man, who managed to only get as far as Great Yarmouth :p

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    banned user

    Thursday, September 13, 2012

  • I wish him all the best, the Yanks will take to him, they love the British quirkiness

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    Ian F

    Thursday, September 13, 2012

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