Talk of the Town: Elijah Wood, trams, World Cup

Elijah Wood at the Camera Obscura

Elijah Wood at the Camera Obscura

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HE survived countless dangers from orcs, goblins, wizards and warriors – but it seems Elijah Wood couldn’t get out of Edinburgh without losing his head.

The Lord of the Rings star was in the Capital to promote his latest film Set Fire to the Stars, and after urging scots to “Go for it” in the Independence referendum, stopped off at Camera Obscura where staff were happy to help give the illusion his head was being served up on a plate – perhaps by angry unionists?

David doesn’t earn his stars and stripes

David Tennant’s American accent has been coming in for a fair bit of criticism amongst viewers of the US version of Broadchurch.

Bathgate-born Tennant has been attempting a California accent in the remake of the hit drama series – but in a first for the actor who famously had to shed his native accent to play travelling Time Lord Doctor Who, critics in America have said he has murdered the American dialect so badly he should actually revert to his West Lothian tones.

Anderson tries tram

They’ve been running for weeks and are already a firm part of city life – but former council leader Donald Anderson admitted yesterday was his first taste of a passenger-carrying Edinburgh tram, tweeting: “First time on a Tram today. Excellent journey, fast and smooth. Had waited for a ‘proper trip’.”

The boys in pale blue

The party continues in Rio for football fans, and Scotland’s Argentine fans were out in force again to see Messi and co progress to the last 16. And while it’s not really sporting to back a team that’s not your own, at least they’ve picked a side that plays in blue.