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THE Iranian stand-up and actor [...]

PUB. DATE
May 2012
SOURCE
Evening Standard;5/23/2012, p17
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
?THE Iranian stand-up and actor Omid Djalili, now appearing in Joe Orton's What the Butler Saw, was asked about his Bahai religion on Midweek. "After Chelsea won the European Cup," he said, "I got a text from David Baddiel. It said 'I'm done with atheism. There must be a God � Chelsea had no right to win this match!'"
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