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MarillionFan
23rd September 2006, 14:48
Anyone ever been an extra in a film? It's on a list of things I'd like to do , but I dont really have a different enough face for it. Mordac has the face, he could be a pickpocket or a madman but not me.

cojak
23rd September 2006, 16:43
I was an extra ('supporting artiste', Darling) in a training video. A mate was the producer and she got me a speaking part (chatting to each other as someone held the door open for us).

Ricky Gervais was spot on. I spent all day eating biscuits and drinking tea and listening to the 'experienced' bitching about all the others. They were livid when they realised that I'd managed to say a whole sentence on film. It had taken them years to be senior enough to order a g&t from the bar....
:cool3:

MarillionFan
23rd September 2006, 17:17
I think I may have seen this jacko. You had to sexually harass somebody with the line 'You want me! don't you Tiger? Grrrr'

threaded
23rd September 2006, 20:23
Yes, several, and so have several members of my motorbike and car collection.

threaded in "I bought a vampire motorcycle" mode

threaded
23rd September 2006, 20:29
Yes, I was an "angel" to that movie.

threaded in "and even girly says that was a fscking stoopid thing to do" mode.

BoredBloke
24th September 2006, 07:51
When I was a kid the BBC hired out one of our fields and my horse for a day for an episode of Juliet bravo. They also all sat around all day doing nothing. They had a stunt driver who was supposed to hit a parked car but missed it and stuffed it into a dry stone wall. Richard Hammond I think he was called.

Churchill
24th September 2006, 08:38
I'm in a Royal Marines promotional video. In fact if you look closely on the Royal Marines website you'll see a piccy of me.

Churchill - In "Was much younger and fitter then" mode!

MarillionFan
24th September 2006, 08:45
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I'm in a Royal Marines promotional video"

Fluffer to the army do doubt? :p

xoggoth
24th September 2006, 09:15
Dont waste my time. I thought this was a thread about extras, nudge nudge wink wink say no more.

Churchill
24th September 2006, 09:24
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I'm in a Royal Marines promotional video"

Fluffer to the army do doubt? :p

There you go again MF :freaky: . Are you in competition with AtW :alien: to find out which one of you knows least about the most topics? :rollin:

Mordac
24th September 2006, 11:12
Anyone ever been an extra in a film? It's on a list of things I'd like to do , but I dont really have a different enough face for it. Mordac has the face, he could be a pickpocket or a madman but not me.

You're too kind amigo. I haven't, but my brother was in a few BBC things in the early 80's. One was borderline soft porn, a series about Cleopatra. Lucky fecker. Shame he was too young to appreciate it at the time.

oraclesmith
24th September 2006, 19:47
I was in a crowd scene in a market in a Shoestring episode when I was about 13. Mind you, it was a real market and none of the inadvertent 'extras' got paid !

Toad
24th September 2006, 19:54
Aaahhh Eddie Shoestring. the IT consultant who had a nervous breakdown and smashed up millions of squids of mainframe equipment before becoming a Private eye ?

Inspired me that did.

oraclesmith
24th September 2006, 19:57
Yep, and me. I dreamed of doing that. One day.....

darmstadt
25th September 2006, 07:05
I was the main subject of a TV Eye documentary in the early 80's about motorbike accidents.

Flubster
25th September 2006, 08:19
I used to work on Grandstand, so was seen in the background every week. Actual acting parts were starting the 'April Fools Fight' and signing 'Five Gold Rings' once Xmas with some of the other lads.

Do I win a prize?

DimPrawn
25th September 2006, 08:23
I was Spartacus in the film of the same name.

OrangeHopper
25th September 2006, 10:43
I was more into sound effects rather than straight speaking parts. My hiss as I deflated in "Dark Star" was one of my best.

Ardesco
25th September 2006, 11:10
The OTC i was in while at uni charges up the beach and got killed in Saving Private Ryan, alas it happened the year before I got there so I didn't get to do it myself. Apparently they got quite a decent wage as well, but bearing in mind we were students at the time it prolly wasn't that great :rolleyes:

MarillionFan
26th September 2006, 08:25
I once appeared on a really bad satelite channel playing table football in a 13 week 'competition'. We didnt take it seriously and kept going to the bar.