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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:49 am    Post subject: Joe Farrar Reply with quote

Recently I saw on the Internet this wonderful photo that I had previously noticed on DVD Optimum Season 6 and...



...again remembered our least known actor and stuntman named Joe Farrar (who was also credited as John Farrer and Joe Farrer) thanks to official documents of Mike's book.



Sadly, although he participated in many episodes of the series, his life is still in full secret. Nevertheless, there is some news. Wink

Earlier seemed this stuntman only participated in the Avengers, as I had never seen him anywhere else, but now we know for sureness that he has also been participated in other TV series too. Smile

Page on Moviedude:

http://movie-dude.co.uk/1Actors%20Pages/Joe%20Farrer.htm

Yes, it's still difficult to say how the actor's name is spelled correctly, but I think Joe Farrar is more likely, because in three cases he is mentioned so in the official documents of Mike's book.

credited as Joe Farrer, page 611 (Who's Who???)
credited as Joe Farrar, page 615 (Return of the Cybernauts)
credited as Joe Farrar, page 618 (Dead Man's Treasure)
credited as John Farrer, page 652 (All Done with Mirrors)
credited as Joe Farrar, page 657 (Super Secret Cypher Snatch)

In Super Secret Cypher Snatch, Joe was stunt double for Donald Gee who played Vickers.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I went through every scene mentioned in Mike's book with Phil Ellis and can confirm the identification is definite (which is why Movie Dude has updated his page, the actor was previously indexed as Unidentified Male 80 by MD).

The only one I couldn't see was the driving double rôle in Who's Who???

Credits from Mike's book:
Driving Double for Tulip in episode Who's Who??? COULDN'T TELL, too much glare on the window
Stunt Double for Chadwick in episode Return of the Cybernauts (Joe's face is easily seen) YES
Stunt Doubles for Alex and Danvers in episode Dead Man's Treasure YES, one of the dark driving scenes at the beginning (Alex), couldn't tell with Danvers, didn't look any further too closely, but it's very likely him for Edwin in every driving scene.
Stunt Doubles for Barlow and Ketteridge in episode All Done with Mirrors (Joe's face is easily seen as stunt for Barlow) YES (both)
Stunt Double for Vickers in episode Super Secret Cypher Snatch YES (when Steed knocks him out)
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dissolute wrote:
Yes, I went through every scene mentioned in Mike's book with Phil Ellis and can confirm the identification is definite (which is why Movie Dude has updated his page, the actor was previously indexed as Unidentified Male 80 by MD).


Good news, Piers. Smile Wonder, were there other identifications through the Mike's book? Wink
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