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The performer played Kenneth Halliwell in Prick Up Your Ears, which ends as he murders his lover Joe Orton and prepares to take his own life.
Summary: Horror fans prick up your ears - as there's a new scary offering for you to devour.
THIS month's Outsiders' screening is Prick Up Your Ears, the bio-pic about brilliant playwright Joe Orton.
Only one quarter are by their chosen the rest are anonymous, just thrown in for rapid-fire, sordid bites meant to prick up our ears and or the impressive counting-to-101 montage at the beginning of the 80-minute show.
That might prick up the ears of reserve right-back Ryan Taylor, who has started two, scored two in the League Cup.