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King Arthur director: Beckham great on screen


King Arthur director: Beckham great on screen

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DAVID BECKHAM has received some scathing reviews in the British press for his cameo in the film King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword, but director Guy Ritchie has given the former soccer star the thumbs up for his performance.

“I love him and I think he’s great on screen. I find him very talented,” Ritchie said at the film’s European premiere, when asked if Beckham had the potential to be as good at acting as at soccer.

Beckham, the former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder known for his bending kicks, plays the soldier Trigger.

Beckham “shows just about enough dramatic range to have played the stone the sword got stuck in,” The Telegraph said in its review, adding that he had “sabotaged” the scene.

“It’s a misguided, fist-biter of a performance,” Empire said.

Beckham, who also had a cameo in Ritchie’s previous movie, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., said it was “nice to be involved” in the film.

“I think people are going to love it. You know obviously with Guy’s movies you know what you’re going to get but there’s a few surprises, a bit of comedy along the way,” said Beckham, who attended the premiere with his son Brooklyn. (Reuters)