Russell Crowe’s trip to York sparks a global guessing game

A star selfie on Millennium Bridge… Photograph: Russell Crowe on Twitter
9 Jul 2016 @ 3.59 pm
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Russell Crowe got Twitter guessing after posting some pictures of his cycle ride on Friday and asking: “Where am I now?”

With photos of the Hollywood star on a road bridge and by a river, and others of an impressive stained glass window and the interior of an impressive church, there wasn’t a lot to go on.

Lots of his 2.1 million Twitter followers had a guess, with suggestions including Poland, Bridgeton, Normandy, Amsterdam, Strasbourg and Sweden.

But folk from round here soon had the answer: Russell was in York. The stained glass belonged to the Great West Window in York Minster, also known as the Heart Of Yorkshire window because of its distinctively-shaped pattern.

On the cycle bridge at Tang Hall
On the cycle bridge at Tang Hall
Russell's pic of the great west window at York Minster
Russell’s pic of the great west window at York Minster

The man who won an Oscar for his role in Gladiator has been a fan of the city after coming here to visit relatives of his wife Danielle. They married in 2003.

He has been spotted in the city on several occasions. Previously he has Tweeted praise of Blue Bicycle restaurant on Fossgate.

After his Twitter game this time he was inundated with offers from York bars, restaurants and residents to call in…

Busy man: Russell Crowe. Photograph © Eva Rinaldi on Wikipedia
Busy man: Russell Crowe. Photograph © Eva Rinaldi on Wikipedia
In reply to @YorkshireTea’s invitation, Russell Tweeted: “Would have loved to have visited beautiful Harrogate. The kids and I got out voted by heathens!!”

The actor has been visiting various UK attractions with his son, being pictured at Warwick Castle and at Stratford in the last few days ago.

He is on a break after a busy spell making movies: Fathers And Daughters came out last November, with roles in The Nice Guys and The Mummy lined up.