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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:44 am    Post subject: Unidentified actors, actresses and stunt performers Reply with quote

New interesting topic

Performers who participated in the series, according to the different media (mainly printed press), which in the majority can be trusted, but have not been identified. This is possible that many people listed below were eventually cut from the episode (s), but even so it will be interesting to see who took part.

So, let's begin.

I will not refer to the various kinds of official documents related to The Avengers and TNA, and will mainly refer to such printed sources as Spotlight and the newspaper The Stage.

1. Derek Ware

Stuntman and actor

This was mentioned in different kinds of sources, including book "Hollywood Stunt Performers, 1910s1970s", that Derek participated in The Avengers. Perhaps he performed only the function of a stuntman in the series, and further research in this area will lead to a positive result. We will see.




2. Norman Florence

Actor, sometimes participated as an extra in British films and TV.

This was mentioned in the newspaper The Stage (in 1997), that Norman participated in The Avengers.





3. Jack Le White

Actor, sometimes participated as an extra in British films and TV.

This was mentioned in the newspaper The Stage (in 2000), that Jack participated in The Avengers.





4. Charlie Stewart

Actor, sometimes participated as an extra in British films and TV.

This was mentioned in different newspapers and theatre programmes in 1960s, that Charlie participated in The Avengers.



Recently I updated the IMDb page for him.

Died: 1985 in UK
Was married on Lily Louise Ann Stewart (actress).




5. Heather Seymour

Girl-actress.

This was mentioned in Spotlight (1967), that Heather participated in The Avengers.





6. Marian Collins

Actress of small roles.

This was mentioned in Spotlight (1966 and 1967), that Marian (indicated as Marianne Collins) participated in The Avengers.





7. Ernst Ulman

Actor

This was mentioned in Spotlight (1966), that Ernst participated in The Avengers.





8. Norman Brenner

Stage comedian

This was mentioned in The Stage (15 August 1968), that Norman participated in The Avengers (the series was mistakenly indicated as The Avenger). There is no page for Norman at any film database, however Norman appeared in films "Alfie", "Prudence and the Pill" and others. Later he became known as comedian Norman Norman.





9. Charles Rea

Actor

This was mentioned in The Stage (in 1992), that Charles participated in The Avengers.





10. Veronica Gardiner

Actress

This was mentioned in Spotlight (1966), that Veronica participated in The Avengers.





11. Maryanne Kerr

Singer and actress

This was mentioned in different newspapers, including The Stage (in 1991), that Maryanne participated in The Avengers. In whole, she not only played bits parts in The Avengers, but designing knit wear in the series.



12. Janet Fairhead

Actress

This was mentioned in Spotlight (1966), that Janet participated in The Avengers.



13. Colin Burbidge

Actor

This was mentioned in magazine The Dropzone (in 2009) of Harrington Aviation Museums, that Colin participated in The Avengers.



14. Roy Beck Jr

Son famous extra and stand-in Roy Beck.

Roy jr personally said he as a child participated in The Avengers.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm8745734/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1



15. Lester's Midgets

Members of this troupe participated in The Avengers, that mentioned in The Stage many times (the earliest seems in 1964).
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:57 am    Post subject: Re: Unidentified actors, actresses and stunt people Reply with quote

Finally, there is person named Jean Luc-Barrow (??? Confused ) who participated as extra in The Avengers, The Prisoner, The Saint, Randall and Hopkirk, Z-cars and many others TV series. Information from The Stage (3 November 1994).

Confused I could not find any information about him anywhere except the mentioned article in The Stage.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great list, Denis. I recognise a couple of the faces so will let you know.
Last one is probably Jean-Luc as that's a common enough French first name.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dissolute wrote:
Great list, Denis. I recognise a couple of the faces so will let you know.
Last one is probably Jean-Luc as that's a common enough French first name.


I will look forward to hearing the news from you, Piers. Wink
I was in doubt as to the spelling of the name and surname Jean Luc-Barrow, too, when I read the article in the newspaper The Stage. Hmm, looked like it was a kind of pseudonym of a person or a mistake in the newspaper! Confused




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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robert O'Keefe

Other unknown person. Confused

This was mentioned in Aberdeen Evening Express on 27 January 1970, that Robert participated in The Avengers.




Updates to Lester's Midgets (members of the troupe who participated in The Avengers, the earliest mention in The Stage seems in 1964).

Members:

Teddy Kiss (yes, a performer who has played in Avengers episode Legacy of Death in 1968)

Angelo Muscat (who was regular as the butler in the series The Prisoner)

Norman McGlen

George Claydon

Mary-Patricia Finn

Kenny Baker (R2-D2 from Star Wars)

Albert Wilkinson

and others
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's Sonia & Leonard Franks from Lester's Midgets in "Girl on the Trapeze"
https://www.dissolute.com.au/the-avengers-tv-series/series-1/106-girl-on-the-trapeze.html#cast

Another of the troupe is a midget clown holding a monkey.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, Piers, it is possible that mentioned midgets are Sonia & Leonard Franks, they are suitable by age and general features of the face. Smile
But in whole there were so many members in the Lester troupe that I'm not sure we will ever be able to list everyone to be sure who played the roles. Confused

Despite, I keep trying to identify a midget with a monkey, his face is most visible in the episode. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:01 am    Post subject: Re: Unidentified actors, actresses and stunt people Reply with quote

denis rigg wrote:

4. Charlie Stewart

Actor, sometimes participated as an extra in British films and TV.

This was mentioned in different newspapers and theatre programmes in 1960s, that Charlie participated in The Avengers.




What is the date of this clipping, and where is it from?
I think Charlie is in "A Funny Thing Happened" but a date would help.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Unidentified actors, actresses and stunt people Reply with quote

dissolute wrote:
denis rigg wrote:

4. Charlie Stewart

Actor, sometimes participated as an extra in British films and TV.

This was mentioned in different newspapers and theatre programmes in 1960s, that Charlie participated in The Avengers.




What is the date of this clipping, and where is it from?
I think Charlie is in "A Funny Thing Happened" but a date would help.


This is excerpt from programme of Aberdeen, His Majesty's Theatre (november 1964). Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this is Jack Le White in Propellant 23


This might be Charlie in Warlock but I'm unsure, the widow's peak doesn't look pronounced enough.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm more certain this is Charlie in The Correct Way to Kill but he must have had a role somewhere in series 1-3 if a November 64 programme mentions it.

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If resume of Charlie in programme of Aberdeen, His Majesty's Theatre (november 1964) was first mention about his participation in The Avengers, guessing that he could to be in the original version of The Town of No Return, for example, as well. Wink

Sadly, I'm trying for the fifth time to find anyone like Charlie, Jack Le White and others from this forum topic in the whole TV series, but still unsuccessfully. Hmm, it's actually doubtfully, that if they all did not get into the final editing. There must be at least two or three of the performers, mentioned in this thread, somewhere on screen in the series. Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laurel Brown

Actress, singer and stand-in

This was mentioned in Daily Mail on 28 February 1970, that Laurel participated in The Avengers.



Unfortunately, I was not able to spot her in the series.

Other photos with Laurel.

1967




1970




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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

David Jackson





Actor

This was mentioned in many Obituaries for actor in 2005, that David participated in The Avengers. As always, it is possible that this is a mistake.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was going to say David was familiar but of course I know him from Blake's Seven. It's possible he's in the Avengers somewhere though, lots of parts back to the early 60s there.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laurel Brown might have been in a party scene or something.

More excitingly, a visit to the National Archives today has given me the information that the model who wears Steed's bowler in The Murder Market is Annabella Macartney, who also appeared in Carry On Cabby.

The Peter Marlowe Model Archives confirms it.


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Interestingly, I would never have thought that the model in The Murder Market and Annabella Macartney are same face. Shocked

This reminds me of the case of Annegret Easterman, who played Miranda in TNA episode Trap.



As model, she used the name Annegret Tree (Easterman was surname her husband at the time).



When I look at her face in catalogs and handouts, I can hardly guess comparing with the person in the mentioned TNA episode.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the shot from Marlowe, the one on the right

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This one has some similarities, although mainly the eyes seem different. Confused Well demonstrates that many girls models are difficult to identify.
As always, if you find confirmation, there is no doubt, Piers. Wink
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The actors' names were printed on the back of the publicity still, there is absolutely no doubt.
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