Andrew Garfield is Peter Parker...
That’s right, Blighty’s own Andrew Garfield managed to sneak under the radar without getting anybody’s Spidey senses tingling, prompting fans everywhere to ask, er, “who?”
Well, without being a massive name, Garfield has built a burgeoning reputation within the industry with a series of impressive TV credits, Channel 4’s hard-hitting
adaptation being chief among them.
Soon to be seen in
The Social Network
with Jesse Eisenberg and
Never Let Me Go
with Keira Knightley, Garfield unsurprisingly describes his new identity as something of a dream come true.
“I have been waiting for this phone call for 24 years,” he told The Hollywood Reporter recently, “for someone to call me up and say, ‘Hey, we want you to pretend to be a character that you've always wanted to be all your life, and we're going to do it with cool cameras and cool effects and you're going to feel like you're swinging through New York City. Do you want to do that?’”
“God, it's just the stuff that dreams are made of,” he continued. “It's a true fucking honour to be part of this symbol that I actually think is very important, and has meant a great deal to me, and continues to mean something to people. So yeah, I feel like I've been preparing for it for a while. Ever since Halloween when I was four years old and I wore my first Spider-Man costume.”
We can say he’s keen, then. At 27 years of age, Garfield might be a bit long in the tooth to play a high school student, although Webb may decide to shift the setting to college if needs be. So what news on his love-interest? Well, we can definitely tell you who won’t be appearing…