Russell Crowe Is A Dead Ringer For Jim Royle As He Goes For A Bike Ride In New York

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Russell Crowe might be playing Noah in the big screen adaption of the biblical story but we reckon he could pull off another legendary character with his new look.

With his bushy beard and specs, the 48-year-old actor looked a dead ringer for Jim Royle of the 'The Royle Family' as he took a bike ride in New York.

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Separated at birth: Russell Crowe and Jim Royle

Somehow we doubt Jim would be quite so energetic but there's no denying the similarities between Russ and the TV character played by Ricky Tomlinson in the hit comedy.

The 'Gladiators' star has thrown himself into work after splitting from his wife of nine years, Danielle Spencer, earlier this month.

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Russell was spotted on his bike in New York

The couple - who tied the knot on Russell's Aussie farm in 2003 - are said to be on amicable terms following the breakdown of their marriage, which insiders are blaming on the star's workload.

Australian singer Danielle is said to be looking after their two sons Charles, eight, and Tennyson, six, as Russell shoots 'Noah' in the US.

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