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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:44 am    Post subject: Unidentified actors, actresses and stunt people 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 (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. 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.



11. Janet Fairhead

Actress

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



12. Veronica Gardiner

Actress

This was mentioned in Spotlight (1966), that Veronica 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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