Tony Penultimate

Death and other Zombies

Spent yesterday, chucking out stuff from the basement, and came across this bunch of old photos which prompted some reminiscing and the thought that perhaps I should palm them off on you - my long suffering readers, in the form of another of those pathetic 'an old man and his memories' type blogs. So here is a bit more about my time working as an extra during the nineties - or what I can remember of it.

It does seem odd how many times I was asked to be a ghoul, a zombie or even the Grim Reaper himself. I can't even think who any of these people were, when the films were shot, or what the commercials were for. All I remember was that I got paid for doing a phenomenal amount of hanging around: - plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose!

This was some zombie type shoot at the Elephant & Castle shopping Centre in London - an incredibly drab place if ever I saw one (so a good location I guess).  God knows what the remit of the commercial was - I don't think I ever saw it. Below some of my smiling zombie pals

The only thing I remember about the day, was that after it was all over, I traveled home on the tube and forgot to take off my zombie makeup, thus giving several late night travellers the jitters.

and here's me impersonating Death - he won't mind, we're old buddies us two. As I remember it, this was some total rip off of the Bergman film The Seventh Seal

Shot, not on a beach but on some blasted heath near Ashdown forest, I remember an inordinate amount of hanging around as well on this one....


Getting the jaunty angle on my hat just right

Death enjoys a break and a cigarette - well it IS supposed to kill you!

My opponent was some 'regular style guy' and I honestly (again) can't remember what we were selling or indeed, if I ever saw the damn thing on tv!

More tea and ciggies

 The film crew set up




Ha! Very good Paul - hope you're wellx
Hi Peter Did you get any of the other actors to ‘corpse’ ?

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