In 1 on April 23, 2009 at 10:35 am
Even before this terrible year of 2009 – I noticed that our work – mainly corporate entertainment – just never happened during the school holidays including half terms. So, you can imagine, how the last 2 weeks have been. Somehow we managed to scrape through and ended up with an ident for Elvis. Well done Mario Kombou – such a great Elvis who took the lead in ‘Elvis The Musical’ in London. Apart from that – we had our first Marco Pierre White – Richard Playfoot call in to see us and we really reckon him. Take a look on YouTube at my bit of film – lets hope there will be a rush to book him. One of our Michelle Obamas – Dionne Rose – had some nice publicity in the Northern papers which may do us all some good. The week will be rounded off by Ellis (Scott/son) shooting for Dazed Digital tomorrow. Poor guy has been out all day searching for a shop in London selling hessian – rather than online where it is in abundance.
In 1 on April 13, 2009 at 11:21 am
Well its almost Easter – thank goodness – school holidays are never good for Lookalike Agencies and in the present financial climate forget it! We try to use the time when its quiet to see new lookalikes or update people we haven’t seen for a while – which is what we did. We saw Tim Haley our new Schwarzenegger again and shot a bit of film of him to add to our collection on YouTube. The first time he came in he didn’t bring his shades, leather jacket or gun and this character needs props. Lovely guy, now a teacher living with a Personal Trainer (very handy) but prior to this was a Vicar (a first for us). Our Archbishop of Canterbury or The Pope are not really ‘men of the cloth’. On Wednesday we saw a lovely new Gwyneth Paltrow – Alexandra Haestier – not bad at all. Gwyneth is always one of those tricky characters for us and we have had many on our books over the years but then disappear or change their minds about being a lookalike for some reason. Alexandra is a dance teacher and brought her partner with her whom I thought looked like a young David Walliams. Am I finally losing it after 25 years in the lookalike business (I was the first to start a Lookalikes Agency in the UK in 1979) and think everybody looks like somebody else – which is most probably true. Off for Easter now, back on Tuesday.
In 1 on April 3, 2009 at 4:25 pm