25 Aug, 2010 @ 09:47
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Allen gives thumbs-up to Asturias

HE is usually known as New York’s most favourite son.

But now, US actor Woody Allen has taken to promoting somewhere completely different.

The 74-year-old funnyman appeared in a video to promote Asturias this week.

He filmed the new marketing video, which is to be used globally to encourage more tourists to the northern Spanish region.

Since first visiting the capital of Oviedo in 2002, he has been over five times for holidays.

He has already praised the local gastronomy and noted that culture plays a large part in the lives of local people.

He once told people to visit Asturias to “avoid the ugly in the world”.

And to show his love of the region he was presenting his new film ‘You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger’ in Aviles this week.

The film opens across the country on Friday and stars Antonio Banderas.

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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  1. No Fred, it was a publication you will of heard of, but are unlikely to have read – among other reasons because we often used words of more than one syllable…..and because we always checked our facts.

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