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denis rigg
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

News today from The Professionals group: https://twitter.com/ci5bdc

1). Stuart Myers (RIP blue jacket), Karen Woodgate (nxt to Stuart) and Dina Faust (to the left of #martinshaw ) all appear in The New Avengers Ep #obsession

https://twitter.com/CI5BDC/status/1224337143885180928

2). #theprofessionals regulars Bill Hemmings (circled yellow) and Derek Chafer (red arrow) in #thenewavengers Ep “The Eagles Nest”

https://twitter.com/CI5BDC/status/1224393571857465346


One of Photographer/Journalists in The Lion and the Unicorn is Don McLean.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Denis, I was about to post the same update. There's also Reg Turner alongside Jerry Baker as museum guards in The Midas Touch

I having trouble finding Derek & Bill in my captures. Maybe 41, 42 or 43 for Bill. Can't see Derek unless he's 46 - who might be John Tatum as well. 50 might be Jerry again and Alan Gibbs might be 60 and 31!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good eye for Reg Turner, Piers. Smile

I think Derek and Bill were only as Nazis in robes (no frames with them on the Dissolute). Maybe there are other extras as Nazis in robes in the Intro, for example, among whom were those who did play only in it.

Indeed, 46 might be John Tatum. At 50 screenshot Jerry is present, but I always got the feeling that this shot was intended for an extra beyond him.
Yes, Alan Gibbs might be 31 (but not 60).
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just added Reg Cranfield and Irene Harrison too.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While I worked on the letter "V" for the actors section on the Alan Hayes' website Randall and Hopkirk (Declassified), I came across an extra named Oliver Tomlin, indicated as Edward VII in film Assassination Bureau Limited (1969).



When I saw the face, it seemed very familiar to me. I started to analyze and came to the conclusion that it could be our unknown actor who played John Tyler in Avengers episode The Fear Merchants (1967).



Indeed, although Oliver in film Assassination Bureau Limited is "gray" (I think he is dyed), his eyebrows and eye shape are identical, like his hairstyle and face shape in general. Confused What do you think?

Other screenshots with unknown extra (aka "Oliver"):


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a good spotting, Denis! Let me check it out but I think you're right.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, Piers, I will look forward to the result. Smile Below is another shot featuring Oliver.

Oliver Tomlin pours Champagne for Olive Mcneil in 1967


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, that is pretty conclusive!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, looking at the last shot... Confused there is already almost no doubt. Like you, I think the name of our bearded extra is known now. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Confirmed and I've credited you with the find on the britmovie forum.

https://www.britmovie.co.uk/forum/cinema/actors-and-actresses/extras-aa/81392-i-know-the-face-but-not-the-name?p=88112#post88112
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks, Piers. Smile
Oliver Tomlin really looked like Patrick Macnee, hiding behind a chair in The Fear Merchants. Very Happy If not for the beard and his eyes from side to side, which helped to study his face better... It’s a pity that we cannot learn more about this person. I searched the entire Internet, including newspapers in www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk - in addition to the screenshots and the photo above with it, is nothing. Sad I hope in the future we will learn something new. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a new one for you - one of the Roman orgy girls in The Grandeur that was Rome might be Olive Gregg, 3rd from left in shutterstock photo.




https://www.shutterstock.com/editorial/image-editorial/raymond-mason-patricia-kneale-olive-gregg-and-anthony-easteal-in-rehearsal-for-much-ado-about-nothing-at-the-regents-park-open-air-theatre-1690466a
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad Alas, Piers, girl by shot above in The Grandeur that was Rome is not Olive Gregg. Olive has eyes larger and a "potato" nose.
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2020 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Curiously, I found information about Skip Martin in the theatre programme of play The Duchess of Malfi in Forum Theatre in Billingham by 1979, which says that he played in The Avengers. Yes, we already know about it, but thanks to unofficial sources.

Official source is as follows (the summary for Skip in mentioned theatre program):

Skip Martin (Grisolan)

Theatre includes Mime roles — French Ballet; Cousin Lyman in The Ballad of the Sad Cafe. Has appeared in a variety of films including Horror Hospital — Frederick; Vampire Circus – Michael ; Sandwich Man — Joey ; Masque of the Red Death; and Circus of Fear — Mr. Big. TV includes The Avengers, Canterbury Tales, and, in the USA, Murray's World, Jekyll and Hyde, Shirley's World
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