Downton Abbey actor lends voice to English version of Noli Me Tangere audiobook

Bloody cool, we say.

“British Richard E. Grant — who plays art expert Simon Bricker in Downton Abbey — was at the Philippine Embassy in London to launch an English language audiobook of classic Filipino novel, Noli Me Tangere by Jose Rizal,” reports Patrick Camara Ropeta on ABS-CBNnews.com.

The report noted: “Grant was tasked to narrate the Jose Rizal novel in a new audiobook, using a popular English translation from 1961 by Leon Maria Guerrero III, a former ambassador of the Philippines in the United Kingdom.”

Grant was quoted as saying, “I enjoyed reading the book enormously. I was so struck by the fact that it combined so many genres of being an absolute page turning thriller, in a sense, as well as history of the most incredible colonial social injustice. And then it’s livened by incredible humor, high comedy, and satire.”

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