Two 'Deaths'?

  • Alan Brent

    Actor

    Total coincidence though it obviously is, there are two castings for people to play 'Death' in two separate films!

    Maybe we ought to all start reading the postings on 'Not breathing on stage' again!!

    • 26th Mar 2008
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  • Kevin Patrick Buxton

    Actor

    Hey, good afternoon Alan, I saw them. Just to be on the safe side I have gone for them both, but did wonder if they were conected in any way. Have you been busy of late or have anything to look towards over the next few weeks ?

    • 25th Mar 2008
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  • Alan Brent

    Actor

    Hi, Kevin. The two ads are unconnected. One is in Wales and the other filming in England and Czech Republic.

    I am preparing to rehearse for 'The Office Party' (John Godber) for TFT. It is touring throughout the country. Nights in Worthing, Kendal, Sheffield, Barnsley (home of decent Tetley Bitter but only one night) Selby, Nuneaton and others.

    Then I'm off on tour again in a complete change of character as Creon in the 'Greek Trilogy'. The first is a small scale tour (though Worthing Pavilion is a massive venue) and the latter is a large scale tour.

    In and between I've to film a short for Bradford Media Museum and keep the Chair the Yorkshire Ridings Equity Branch!

    So not too busy really....

    How about you?

    • 25th Mar 2008
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  • Alan Brent

    Actor

    I've just seen that the second ad has disappeared! Was it something I said?

    Oops.

    • 25th Mar 2008
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  • Kevin Patrick Buxton

    Actor

    That should keep you busy for a while. Im about to film a new HSBC bank commercial, and have and continue to be very busy in the land of role play, with a couple of trips over seas pending. I gave up touring 6 years ago as I found that my kiddies were forgetting what I looked like. Now Im sure they are a lot happier, I certainly am, although I do miss the bonds you make on tours, its not quite the same on telly or commercials, but hey the money more than makes up for it !

    • 25th Mar 2008
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  • Alan Brent

    Actor

    Keep brightening our screens for many years to come, Kevin!

    Leave the rigours of touring to us Spring Chickens!! (Or should I say 'those Spring Chickens'. I just go to sleep in the back of the tour bus and let them get on with it!)

    • 25th Mar 2008
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    Hmmmm...

    I had a girl ring me at 3-19pm to ask me if I wanted to audition for a dead person's face tomorrow (some feature film in 020 8607 XXXX area)...

    I declined to be a member of that............CAST! Heeeheeee!

    • 25th Mar 2008
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  • Kevin Patrick Buxton

    Actor

    Hey Nigil, at least you get girls phoneing you up !!

    • 25th Mar 2008
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    Thanks Kevin!

    I hope she didn't hear about my "dead" performance!

    I'm the sort of guy who swallows a viagra tab and my height increases!

    Ouch!

    • 25th Mar 2008
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  • Jon Campling

    Actor

    Come on,lease tell me I'm not the only actor who wrote off excitedly for both today's `death` characters...hang on...No actually tell me i am the only actor!

    at last i have my niche.

    xJon

    • 25th Mar 2008
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  • Lee Ravitz

    Actor

    I was more inclined to the Ferryman of the Dead, actually. After having played at least one Charon elsewhere, the Gravedigger in Hamlet (and, indeed, voicing the 'Carp of Death' in a recent feature - don't ask-) etc. etc., how could I refuse? I am clearly the sort of man who is standing on the threshold of the gates at all times.

    (Though I grant, they may be looking for someone older!).

    • 25th Mar 2008
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  • Alan Brent

    Actor

    I think they wanted someone from Essex. The character could be played by either a man or a woman and with a character name like 'Charon'...well....get my drift?

    Maybe I'm reading too much into it!

    • 25th Mar 2008
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  • Lee Ravitz

    Actor

    Interesting thought...though, of course, the original name of the Greek ferryman is K...haron, not Sh...aron.

    Still, do a lot of 'Cokernee Geezah' acting as well, so still up for it :) !

    • 25th Mar 2008
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  • Peter McCrohon

    Actor

    Hello Kevin,

    Yes, I've had to give up the road for the sake of my two children as well- that was three years ago, and I too have been busy in the corporate roleplay market. When you mentioned that you had some work coming up abroad in this line, can I assume it is for the MOD. I was shortlisted for this and asked to send a hard copy of my CV and photo as they wanted to form the team by March 20th- I have heard nothing since- would you be good enough to shed some light? Much appreciated,

    Pete McC

    • 25th Mar 2008
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  • Richard Lord

    Actor

    Well I hope everybody's deaths were at least "viewed". I don't think mine were! Sob! Or should that be sod?!!

    • 25th Mar 2008
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  • Kevin Patrick Buxton

    Actor

    morning rich, Im the same after looking to see if I had any veiws, guess what, no, not one and thats out of about 7 sent in the last 2/3 days. Im back on the old shops own brand's for a while it look's like !! it's getting closer to my northern days when we used to put beer mats in the bottom of our shoes to go to school in, do you remember those days alan ?

    • 26th Mar 2008
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  • Alan Brent

    Actor

    Yes. But being a rich family, my dad made me use the beer mats first! We had to drink four gallons of Tetley Bitter every night to make sure we slept right through! And you try telling that to the kids of today that...they wouldn't believe you.

    • 26th Mar 2008
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  • Alan Brent

    Actor

    OR...Beer mats? You were lucky. We had to go to school, steal a pair of shoes to come home in, flog 'em for us supper and if we couldn't we had to chew on the soles of the shoes...if you were lucky!

    • 26th Mar 2008
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  • Lee Ravitz

    Actor

    Can't say I've been viewed for my application either...but fair's fair...I'll start to think that there is no interest after about two weeks have gone by, and still no viewing. If you recall the actual posting for the Czech film, it states that they will be shortlisting in April, and only calling auditionees in after that...so, my suspicion is that they are not in an immediate hurry to review every single application that they've received after a day's turnaround. If they were casting for something that was filming by the end of the week, then I'd say it would be a different issue. But, at the moment, give them time.

    • 26th Mar 2008
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  • Lee Ravitz

    Actor

    I realise that last post was completely unfunny, so now to return you to the witty banter, which is a lot more fun ;)

    • 26th Mar 2008
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