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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Where did you learn about Joe Farrer? I've never heard of him.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recently completed a study to "A Touch of Brimstone", and here are the following conclusions, dear Avengers fans: Smile

It was quite difficult to determine a stuntman for Patrick Macnee, I analyzed a few frames through long time in the footage where someone fights with Jeremy Young in the middle plan.

On some points stuntman reminded one for Patrick from The Girl from Auntie. Smile Finally, I compared several shots from different angles until come to the conclusion that this is... Rocky Taylor. Ha, so long study for the predictable result as a whole. Very Happy

OK, while Rocky played as Steed again, we touch to Alf Joint.

There are uncertain opinions for whom he played in the episode, although personally I have always seen the man in the picture below as Alf.



One, who is Pierre's (Art Thomas) colleague.

While I was working with the episode, I decided to read the dialogue sheets for "A Touch of Brimstone" from Optimum DVD. I found there the following information - one, who is Pierre's colleague, refers in these sheets as the Big man. This was answer and other confirmation: man on picture above is Alf Joint, he is credited as mentioned character in episode.

In that case, who is Bill Reed? I think he only played a tall man with a bag on his head, and not more than. Confused

Unfortunately I do not have any Avengers Blu Ray editions, I could not see the face of a man without a mask, with which fought Robert Cawdron. Sad He was more like to Les Crawford for me (but I very doubt for it actually), I seen his face as very blurred. Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brimstone is a hard one indeed, especially as Bill Reed looks very similar to Alf Joint.

http://movie-dude.co.uk/Bill%20Reed.htm
http://www.aveleyman.com/ActorCredit.aspx?ActorID=76778
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Partly they are similar, and even more thanks to method Alf used in this episode, so you're right, Piers.

Actually, I do not quite understand why Alf Joint tried to hide his face in the episode? There's a strange scene in the basement, where he with Pierre engaged fireworks and Emma Peel watches for within easy reach.
Alf immediately and unnaturally turns away his face from the camera and tries to do everything possible so that it could not be determined even in the middle ground. It feels like if he was as stunt double for some actor. Confused Curious puzzle. Confused
Well, he did not like it in "Legacy of Death", movie Goldfinger, etc.

OK, based on it appears other the question: why Bill Reed in this case played role where hiding the face?

I think, points with Alf and Bill somehow interrelated. It seems there is an important thing at the production stage of this episode that we do not know. Confused

Let me consider my hypothesis, which will confirm your views, Piers, too.
You have suggested that Bill Reed could play two roles in the episode.
My hypothesis is goes in this direction too. Wink

That is, you are right to think Piers (on my opinion) that if in the scene, Bill Reid was with a bag on head, it is quite logical for the potentional reason that he could be somewhere in the episode yet (so it was necessary to hide his double presence). The same thing can be with Alf Joint. If for example, he played a masked man too (and this may be he, actually), in this case, it is clear why he was playing the Big man in this way.
Well, in the process of shooting it often is not clear what the versions of footages will be in the final print and I am sure that there had to be the footage with man in a mask in the middle ground (as an option). As it was not clear what plans will in the end, they could ask for Alf hide him face in both roles.

However, it's only hypothesis. Smile

P.S./ I remember the episode "Escape in Time" (Paul Weston turns played three roles in one episode!!!)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

During the last week I have been studying the newspaper Times of Malta, and suddenly came across an article about William F. Sully, who played the Model in the episode The Bird who Knew too Much.



It turns out that in addition to his acting work, he was also a stuntman. Surprise. Shocked
Newspaper mentions his some works, including Alfie, Casino Royale and Pulp (as a stuntman).

It's interesting, maybe he was doing some stunt work in series The Avengers too. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finished the work for episode What the Butler Saw. Smile

Results:

1. Stunt Double for Ewan Hooper is... Peter Diamond (in one frame, face of Peter is completely good visible, that helped to do the conclusion).

Peter played Security Guard in episode The Cybernauts (add interesting info here http://www.peterdiamond.co.uk/card-18.htm)



and Peter played the role Bernie in episode Honey for the Prince.



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2. Stunt Double for Denis Quilley is Jack Cooper.

Jack Cooper as Brown in episode Trojan Horse.



Also, I think, Jack Cooper played the one of gymnasts in episode The Master Minds.



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3. Stunt Double for John Le Mesurier looks like Joe Dunne.



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And it is more difficult to identify who played the young stunt fighter for Patrick Macnee - as hypotese, Rocky Taylor (according to the his hair at the time and some manner). Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The House That Jack Built

Cheers, Mike Stevens again in row, at this time as one of stunt drivers for Patrick Macnee. Smile
Despite that this is the first Avengers episode where I noticed Mike in this "role", very likely that he could to performe this function before, episodes where stunt drivers are hardly visible. Confused

Mike Stevens



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noticed last night that Terry Plummer is Brian Blessed's stand-in for his fight with Tara in "The Morning After"
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dissolute wrote:
I noticed last night that Terry Plummer is Brian Blessed's stand-in for his fight with Tara in "The Morning After"


Great eye, Piers. Info in Mike's book confirms it. Wink

Interestingly, I nioticed that stuntman Terry Richards plays one of private in this episode. Seems this is most small Avengers role for Terry: extra. Very Happy


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