Started by Average Comedy Enjoyer, July 28, 2023, 09:10:19 PM
Quote from: Elderly Sumo Prophecy on July 30, 2023, 09:00:57 PMRemember the John Smith's ad where Kay orders 2 lamb bhunas at an Indian restaurant? He fucking HATES lamb bhunas in real life. He usually gets omelette and chips from the English section on the back of the menu.
Quote from: Wacky Homemade Badges on July 31, 2023, 04:29:37 PMHe also fantasises about having the opportunity for a thing with "Claire from work", when in real life he could snap his fingers and have Claire's head brought round in a carrier bag, true story.
Quote from: Ignatius_S on July 31, 2023, 10:29:46 AMWith animated films, there has been a move (starting about 30 decades ago, arguably) to automatically think of big name actors when casting.
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on July 31, 2023, 12:10:27 PMGeorge Clooney has apparently made $40 million from those terrible ads for the terrible, environmentally destructive Nespresso machine.
Quote from: PaoloTramezzani on July 31, 2023, 04:35:15 PMHorne isn't the richest on that list nor the most pious so no reason why he wouldn't take the money to allow himself to do his passion projects or just to take more time off to see his kids?
Quote from: Des Wigwam on July 31, 2023, 07:11:47 PMJust remembered I saw that James Buckley said he's become a millionaire off the back of that thing where you get a celeb to record a message. Accordingly he's made a fortune calling Gary a Bus Wanker on behalf of Daz. Am sure he's said he's recorded about 10k messages - not sure of the logistics of that if so - sounds exhausting. He does seem like a nice bloke though.
Quote from: Ignatius_S on July 30, 2023, 05:52:00 PMSomething worth remembering is that when big-name/established actors and comedians started doing adverts and voiceovers, it hit 'normal' actors hard. As mentioned, it used to be the done thing for American celebs doing Japanese adverts (Jeffrey Archer also did one for whiskey there, fact fans). It was considered bad form to do adverts, but doing adverts there were lucrative and very little chance of people back home finding out. This left the advert field (voiceovers and appearances) to regular actors that actually needed the money. In more than a few cases, the income from this helped people to stay in the profession. Gradually, the stigma of big names doing adverts diminished and celebs only too happy to cash in. This naturally led to less work for unestablished actors - that was followed by attempts to reduce the money they got. What was proposed - and I believe this went through - is that actors would (or rather could) get more money upfront but receive a smaller rate of royalties. Strangely, it's big name performers that can demand a lot of money for ads; those who aren't, can go and whistle (unless that's what the advert actually involves). The reduced rate of royalties isn't so much of an issue if you get plenty of money upfront, but if you don't, it is - particularly, if it turns out to be a long-running campaign. Simon Schatzberger, IIRC, discussed this in newspaper coverage of the proposed changes. He starred in an advert for Yellow Pages (the French polishers one) that revived more than once - at the time of the coverage, he had made more from that advert from the rest of his acting career. Now, it was an advert that was shown an awful lot, but this is someone who had done a fair bit (e.g. Children's ITV and in the title role for the West End musical of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole) - things would have been bleaker with the revised royalties. The last acting job one of my friends did was a DFS - and to be honest, I don't think any celeb could have better conjured the appearance of 'this is one comfy sofa and you can tell from the look of me, I know a thing or two about lazing on sofas'.
Quote from: George White on July 31, 2023, 09:53:47 PMThere's a bit in that documentary Elstree 76 about Star Wars bitplayers, and they interview Angus McInnes, who was one of the X Wing pilots, but had a long career as a Rentayank in British TV and film (as well as a solid career in his native Canada - he's 'Rosie' LaRose, the Quebecois hockey idol in Strange Brew), where he says that, I think because of Equity loosening it up since the 90s, that no longer are that group of Rentayank actors always the first choice if you have a US guest role in a UK TV thing. They'll automatically try to get a US name first.
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on July 29, 2023, 01:11:42 PMThat's right, all he had to do was push the lawn mower around and not even say a word, and he still got a very decent pay day. Iirc I think they did a series of the adverts (as they feature his Keep It In The Family wife Pauline Yates) and he might speak in one of them, but if he does I don't know if it still exists.And thank you for your kind words about him, I still see him regularly and have told him how some people still remember him fondly and he's always surprised but also grateful.
Quote from: Huxwell on August 04, 2023, 06:41:14 PM@Small Man Big Horse That's fantastic that Robert Gillespie is your uncle. I love seeing him pop up in old shows I'm watching. He's in so many sitcoms and is always excellent. I have the 'Keep it in the Family' DVD in my "to watch" pile. I hope he is doing well.
Quote from: Rob1969in on August 04, 2023, 10:59:57 PMOne of the best character actors from my childhood , particularly liked him as the copper in Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads , hope he's keeping well .
Quote from: Ignatius_S on August 04, 2023, 11:04:31 PMGillespie has written two autobiographies - well, worth a read; some really good stuff, such as his experience on Rising Damp.
Quote from: Average Comedy Enjoyer on July 31, 2023, 02:13:19 PMIn those days Phil Harris might have had star appeal despite mostly only being know as a VO guy these days.
Quote from: Twonty Gostelow on July 31, 2023, 03:00:14 PMMade so much money he changed his first name. Like and subscribe if you get that joke.
Quote from: Twonty Gostelow on August 05, 2023, 12:51:17 AMNo likes, but I'm absolutely fine with that.
Quote from: Average Comedy Enjoyer on August 05, 2023, 09:13:45 AMSorry, couldn't find like button. There were three Wongas in my year group. We called them Willy Wonga, WongaDotCom and WongaChukka
Quote from: Icehaven on August 05, 2023, 09:03:08 AMI'm sure when David Baddiel was on either RHLSTP or Adam Buxton's podcast he moaned about a corporate gig he'd done where the first few minutes went so badly he gave up and said something like "You've just paid me ten grand for 5 minutes work" and walked off. Dunno if he said when this was, maybe it was back in the Mary Whitehouse Experience/N&B heyday but I still can't picture what business or company would think getting Baddiel in to entertain the troops at their pissup would be a good idea. He barely appeals to his own audience, never mind a room full of half cut office workers waiting for the disco to start.
Quote from: Twonty Gostelow on August 05, 2023, 10:53:58 AMWas it Specsavers?
Quote from: PaoloTramezzani on July 31, 2023, 04:35:15 PMHorne isn't the richest on that list nor the most pious so no reason why he wouldn't take the money to allow himself to do his passion projects or just to take more time off to see his kids?That's probably how I'd rationalise it anyway.
QuoteThe brash, almost shrill, Katherine Ryan may be from Canada, but owes her perky persona to West Coast America. She gossips animatedly, her bubbly banter dripping with 'Oh my god!'s and a deliberately exaggerated girlish laugh that accompanies every punchline.
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on August 05, 2023, 12:33:13 PMLoads of companies are going to want to do a Taskmaster-style thing, so I'm sure Alex Horne could make a lot of money off that with minimal effort (telling Judy from HR her art is shit). Plus he has a band to feed.
Quote from: Twonty Gostelow on July 31, 2023, 02:57:25 PMYeah, sometimes company awards, sometimes a private exclusive gig as an office jolly. The best supposedly don't just do their act, but do some research into the company, its personalities and that day a paper jam broke the copier, so they can refer to them in their spiel and make everyone feel famous for the evening. The masters are Seann Walsh and that Dante Fires DJ.This is just one of the many companies behind them https://www.gordonpoole.com/uk/comedians/ . Another one I looked at had Baddiel and Buxton in the same £10,000 - £15,000 price range. Bug versus Bills of Mortality?
Quote from: Icehaven on August 05, 2023, 11:22:09 AMI can't remember. Or is there some connection between him and Specsavers that I've missed? I'm pleased to say I've missed pretty much everything he's done since about 1994.
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