From his expression and body language, it looks like Boris is auditioning for a female Alec Guinness role in Kind Hearts and Coronets, but apparently not. He is mimicking a famous artist, as is his partner in crime, artist Tracey Emin.
Body language expert Judy James is entranced by Boris’s body language, which she examines in detail here. In today’s Mail on Sunday, Judy says: “In an era in which politicians turn themselves inside out in a bid to produce the perfect sight-bite, reverting to the kind of naturalistic gesticulation and posing you’d see on your average Thunderbirds puppet between takes, Boris shines as a beacon of unfettered individuality. This of course taps into the British psyche in a way that US-style presidential posturing never can, as we tend to prefer genuine characters to knitting-pattern alphas.
In this larky, double-trouble pose we have the Mayor of London mimicking the behaviour of a leading artist, with both looking like small schoolchildren being hilariously naughty. Twinned face-pulling is always funnier than solo gurning as it suggests like-mindedness that stands well beyond the boundaries of trying to be perfectly behaved.”