Video: Watch Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson in Axed Urban Myths Episode

Watch a clip of Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson from the episode of the planned Sky Arts comedy series Urban Myths which has now been pulled. The proposed programme was dropped following complaints from Jackson's daughter Paris, who called it "shameful".

In a statement Sky said: “We have taken the decision not to broadcast ‘Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon,’ a half-hour episode from the Sky Arts ‘Urban Myths’ series, in light of the concerns expressed by Michael Jackson’s immediate family. We set out to take a light-hearted look at reportedly true events and never intended to cause any offence. Joseph Fiennes fully supports our decision.”

The trailer shows clips from a number of upcoming episodes. The others are still scheduled to be broadcast. The Jackson programme was called Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon and was about a rumoured road trip Jackson was said to have taken with Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando. The clip also features Brian Cox (the actor not the scientist) as Brando, Stockard Channing as Taylor and Ben Bailey Smith as a traffic cop. Read more about the series here.


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