You're supposed to be staring at the microphone...

This just in from Tannoy.

In the new film The Edge Of Love, which tells the story of the two women in the life of writer Dylan Thomas. Keira Knightley, as cabaret artiste Vera Philips, is seen singing into a vintage Tannoy ribbon microphone.

Apparently, ""Produced from 1939 until well after the war and possibly even into the 1950’s, these microphones were available for both stage and desktop use. Its presence in the new movie underlines the long-standing heritage of the Tannoy brand."

The Edge of Love is in cinemas now. Microphone-spotters should form an orderly queue.

Andrew has written about audio and video products for the past 20+ years, and been a consumer journalist for more than 30 years, starting his career on camera magazines. Andrew has contributed to titles including What Hi-Fi?, GramophoneJazzwise and Hi-Fi CriticHi-Fi News & Record Review and Hi-Fi Choice. I’ve also written for a number of non-specialist and overseas magazines.