Tucker on NW5

ACTOR Peter Capaldi tells The Independent today about his initial grimace when Armando Iannucci suggested a bit of impro while playing shouty spin doctor Malcolm Tucker in The Thick Of It.

I hated improvisation because in my early days as an actor improvisation meant somebody had just come down from Oxford and they were doing a play above a pub in Kentish Town and the b iggest ego would win. But with Malcolm Tucker, I don’t know why, but I could feel a little click where I knew how to do this.

Whatever pub in NW5 could he mean?

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