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Stunt Man Films Himself Skiing Down Underground Escalator


A man who filmed himself skiing down a London Underground escalator is being investigated by police.

The 60-second film, which has been viewed by more than 100,000 people on the internet, shows the man hurtling down the 100 metre (300ft) escalator at Angel station in North London at a speed of more than 30mph.

In the footage, shot from a camera in the man's helmet, passengers can be seen strolling past as he fixes his skis at the top of the escalator. He then launches himself down the stairs, arriving to applause at the bottom seven seconds later.


Ken Russell's New Forest Home Destroyed by Blaze


Ken Russell filming his wife LisiMore than 60 firefighters were called out yesterday when the New Forest cottage belonging to flamboyant film director Ken Russell was destroyed by fire. Russell's American wife, Elise, escaped from their £400,000 home - which doubles as his film studio - as flames, fanned by the wind, ripped through the roof.