Russell Brand is a raving Mercury type with the typical dark eyes, devilish smile and rapid fire wit.
He recently recounted how he had avoided paying a train fare by jumping a barrier and then squeezing through the gates behind another passenger; he said he just couldn’t be bothered to queue up and pay. Mercury people do love to break the rules.The papers called him an artful dodger. Intriguingly the original artful dodger was portrayed in the film “Oliver” by Jack Wild – a Mercury actor playing a Mercury character. Twas ever thus.