Ex-Beatle McCartney Plays Air Guitar In Venice

By | September 5, 2001 at 12:00 AM

Ex-Beatle Sir Paul McCartney made a surprise visit to the Venice Film Festival on Tuesday to see a short film featuring his voice and music.

Accompanied by his fiancee, Heather Mills, 33, McCartney arrived in the rainy lagoon city like any well-prepared Englishman, with an umbrella in hand, and posed for photographers by playing air guitar on the rolled-up umbrella.

McCartney, 59, had been due to attend the premiere of “Tuesday,” a 13-minute animated movie he helped produce, on Monday, but canceled at the last minute. Perhaps more appropriately, he turned up to see “Tuesday” on Tuesday.

The film, which follows the strange and magical events that unfold in a small American town, features not only McCartney’s voice but that of Dustin Hoffman.

McCartney and Mills announced their engagement in London in July and are expected to marry soon.

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