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DeeDeeSa | 09:56 Mon 29th Jun 2020 | Media & TV
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In last weeks programme the middle aged man getting the clothes make over seemed camera shy, then I realised his face seemed vaguely familiar but I could not place him, then in the Bond movie shown last Saturday there he was getting into a cable car in the snow as the heroine got out.
I might be 82 years young but my eyes &my memory are still doing well !
Rylan I thought this was for ordinary man in the street people are u so desperate u have to use actors ?

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So he played an extra in a Bond movie?
being an actor is just a job
Aren't most actors just ordinary people?
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he has been in lots of films & tv but he doesnt know what clothes to wear in real life ?
Yes, I thought it was just ordinary Joe Public Dee. Apparently the show's not doing to well in the ratings.
Film extras are ordinary people - I am sure that somebody on this site is a tv extra.
I have seen this happen before in a docco about Freemasons. One of the masters in it was supposed to be just an ordinary bloke and nothing to do with the meejer......except a year or so previously he had been the star in a cereal ad...I think Weetabix....because he's a Northern Soul fan. I mean yes actors are people too...but in neither case is the person just a bloke off the street.
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aren't they? I don't get where you are coming from woofgang. If it was (say) Tom Cruise I could sort of understand, but this is someone who the OP doesn't even know their name
Extras are not actors and are just ordinary people doing a job. I had an old friend who was an extra. He wasn't classed as an actor or paid as an actor. He appeared in many tv series. I can assure you he was ordinary. Long gone now.
Getting into a cable car is hardly an acting career. Plus he's probably given his clothes for the scene.
I can think of some famous people that could do with advice on what to wear. Not that I'd name Michael Portillo, Janet Street Porter or anyone else.
I've had actors and a part time stuntman (he appeared in big films doing sword stunts) - they were ordinary people, put their own bins out and washed their own cars and spent quite a lot of time with no work at all.
Had...as neighbours.
I love Michael Portillo's individuality!
I don't see anything odd in film and TV extras (or bit-part players) turning up in such programmes.

People who enjoy doing a bit of work as extras (whether they actually think of themselves as 'actors' or not) subscribe to websites which list where suitable opportunities for them to earn a few quid (and to get into the public eye for a moments) might be coming up. Those same websites also tend to carry announcements along the lines of "The BBC is looking for participants to take part in a new fashion make-over show. Here's how to apply". So it's inevitable that there will be an element of crossover between those who work as extras and those who appear on such shows.

I've got a mate who's done quite of bit of work as a film extra but he'd never call himself an 'actor'. He just regards himself as self-employed gardener who likes to get onto the big (or small) screen occasionally, so it's quite possible that the guy who DeeDeeSa noticed has a similar approach to what he does in life.

It's far from unusual to keep recognising the same people turning up on TV anyway. It happens all the time in different quiz shows. (Just ask our own Jim360!). Even the youngsters who appear on The Voice Kids (where they're nearly all portrayed as just having switched from singing in their bedrooms to appearing in front of an audience for the first time) are often quite old hands at the game. One lad of 11 or 12 years of age (who appeared to be an innocent newcomer to the world of TV) could be actually found on Youtube performing in similar national TV competitions in Poland, France and The Netherlands from the age of 8.
Don't blame Rylan. He probably has no idea about the show until he turns up for work.
App, I like Portillo’s clothes. I like the colours, the cut, the material. He just wears the wrong colours together, all his clothes are too small for him and his trousers are at least half an inch too long.
I am a film/tv extra and i can confirm I am an ordinary person :)

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