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    Coldplay's Oracle discusses the man in the Bigger Stronger video

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    February 19, 2010 - submitted by Julien, United Kingdom

    Q. Who is the man who is walking on the beach in the clip Bigger Stronger?

    The Oracle replies:

    I spoke to the video's director Mat Whitecross who as you know also went on to bigger and er, stronger things. The actor's name is John Forbes-Robertson. He was really lovely and incredibly patient. Sadly it seems he died a couple of years ago. A fact about John - which he told me proudly on set - he was the last Dracula in a hammer horror movie - he played him in The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires. Here's John's obituary...


    February 19, 2010 - submitted by Alex, United States of America

    Q. The song Hallelujah sung by Rufus Wainwright, what's it about?

    The Oracle replies:

    Leonard Cohen actually wrote and originally recorded the song; there's so much to be read into the lyrics with its many biblical references. I still stand by my belief that lyrics are for the listener to interpret so they can attach their own meaning to it. Oh yeah, and because I don't have a clue! ;)

    February 18, 2010 - submitted by Peter, United Kingdom

    Q. Oracle would you please answer my question? Do you have any information on what fellow Brit rockers Embrace are up to? Haven't heard from them in 4 years!

    The Oracle replies:

    It so happens I do have that information for you: "Writing... and it's going really really well" so says frontman Danny MacNamara.


    February 18, 2010 - submitted by Maria, United States of America

    Q. Oh wise Oracle! Earlier today I was on a website and I was watching a video of Chris and the song playing in the back by Coldplay has now become my new favorite song. There is one problem though. I don't remember the name of the song and I have been searching the site for hours trying to find it but I cant! It was something like Don't Doubt the World or something. Something to do with the word "World". The word "World" was in the title. Please help Oracle. It's been bugging me all day! Thank you soo much!

    The Oracle replies:

    Well to be honest (as I often am) that title doesn't ring a bell with me at all.

    It could be

    or even
    or maybe it's World Turned Upside Down... Lots of people seem to think that Don't Panic is called Beautiful World so I've thrown that in the pot too. Hope it's one of those but if not I am sure either you or someone will write in and let me know...




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