If Rupert Murdoch is successful in his £11.7 billion bid to take full control of Sky, he plans to remake The Godfather with Tony Blair in the lead role.

Blair will use a method acting approach to prepare for his performance as Vito Corleone, drawing on his real-life experience as godfather to one of Murdoch’s daughters by his third wife Wendi Deng.

The baptism ceremony took place on the banks of the River Jordan in 2010.

However, Blair’s photograph didn’t appear in Hello magazine’s 19-page picture spread of the star-studded ceremony, nor was he mentioned in the article.

When asked if Blair was actually present at the occasion, one of the other guests, Nicole Kidman, replied, “Tony who?”