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Cheryl Coles?

In 1 on October 16, 2009 at 4:31 pm

Strange sort of week – some good some not so good.  Will update you next week when things have sorted themselves one way or another.

In the meantime thought I would let you see a Coterie of Cheryl Coles – see what you think.


Disappointing Week (Disappointing Year!)

In 1 on October 6, 2009 at 10:34 am

Top of the disappointments list has to be the fab job for 4 Simon Cowells for the real Simon’s 50th Birthday Party – which did not happen for us.  Apart from the financial side of things our guys were so upset and would definitely have done it for nothing.  The change  of mind was all to do with wanting up-front payment – fair enough I reckon in todays climate but not as far as the client was concerned.  You would think that with such a bash a few lookalikes at their normal fees would have been a drop in the oceon.  They actually had originally wanted 30 Simon Cowells (which we could not do) but in the end they sort of had their own way by dressing the waiters in ‘Simon’ masks.  Hopefully this is not something that will be repeated elsewhere!

Last night gave us Alison Jackson’s South Bank Show showing her presiding over  a casting session for Amy Winehouses.  Sadly the Amy that Alison prefers to work with – Mary Jane McCurr was not part of the line-up as the budget could not stretch to Mary Jane’s travel expenses from Newcastle.  But luckily for us – Alison still booked her for the actual shoot.  The whole show was especially interesting to us, seeing some of the old images from her Royal College days when we first became involved with Alison.  It must be all of a 10 year journey which has seemed, at times,  a long and difficult one  but long may it continue, as her work with Lookalikes has raised their profile  tremendously. Thank you Alison.

One booking that cheered us up in a week of disappointments was a last minute booking for Alfie Walsham as Elton John for a film shoot for Lily Allen – with the blessing of Elton himself it is told.

Finally had the go-ahead for Elvis – Chris Connor who is just such a great Lookalike as well as being a tribute – quite unusual in the wacky world of Elvis impersonators – but I love them and so do millions of others.  Check out his picture.