Stephen Merchant reveals how he cast Christopher Walken for BBC show The Outlaws

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Stephen Merchant has revealed how he convinced Hollywood titan Christopher Walken to star in his new BBC series over an omelette. Oscar-winner Walken, 78, appears in his first British television lead role in The Outlaws, a comedy-drama about community service in Bristol. Merchant, who created the series and acts in it, revealed he flew to the US to pitch the project to his illustrious co-star.

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