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Post  discoman41 on Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:20 pm

Well almost! In fact probably not.... but...

I am very pleased to announce that "Rupert" is going to be in a movie!!!!

I was contacted out of the blue the other evening by the production company who want my Elf for filming!

The film is called "Toast" and it stars Helena Bonham-Carter. It's set late 60's and early 70's and I have to go to the Black Country Museum next Tuesday for filming!

How exciting is that?! Razz

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Re: Fame at last!!!!

Post  CamelotR on Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:30 pm

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Congrats!
Although we oldtimer-people are by no means exhibicists, but... erm... well... we like to let peolpe see our cars. Obviously only for education purposes Cool .

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Post  discoman41 on Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:08 am

I'm just pleased because it adds to a story on the car and gives it some history and an interest at shows! Although I'll be an "extra" driving it, I wouldn't call myself that much of an exhibitionist, although being into amateur dramatics and film extra work, maybe I am? Shocked

Don't care though really, life's too short to pass up opportunities, and if a film producer takes the time to seek me out because he wants my car in his film, who am I to argue? lol

Very Happy

(Besides the money's good! Very Happy )

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Post  Big_Al_Smith on Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:39 pm

does this mean you're glad you didn't actually sell him a while back? Laughing

see if you can get a walk on part......
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Post  discoman41 on Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:53 pm

Big_Al_Smith wrote:does this mean you're glad you didn't actually sell him a while back? Laughing

see if you can get a walk on part......

Can't see me ever selling him! I've got a drive on part, does that count?

Laughing

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Memories

Post  horneteer on Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:41 pm

Well done!
Many, many years ago the company producing 'This is Your Life' wanted to borrow my Hornet to
bring the subject to Rochdale Town Hall for the program after surprising him elsewhere.
Apparently he had one as a company car when a rep.
Trouble was it was the local M.P. Cyril Smith, at that time the largest M.P. in parliament!
Poor car never recovered!
Still, they paid well & we got to sit with VIP guests

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Post  discoman41 on Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:10 pm

Well the filming went well! Didn't get to see Helena Bonham-Carter as she doesn't begin filming until next week, but I did see and get to do a scene with Ken Stott - the actor who plays "Rebus".

There were other "action cars" as well as my Elf - An A35, an A40, a Ford Anglia, Morris Minor Traveller and the main star car, a Rover 3.5 Coupe. I think the Ford Anglia had been used a lot for the previous day's filming, but on the day yesterday, my little Elf was used in more takes than the others Very Happy and I reckon it should be seen in at least 2 scenes!

I had to sign a waiver to not reveal any of the plot or release photos of the set prior to screening, but I should be able to get a pic of the Elf on location and alongside the "star car" on here later on.

...by the way, I did all my own stunt driving! lol

Cool

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Post  TONYELF on Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:22 am

I'm getting worried about you getting a "big head" and not being able to get through doors! LOL
A great experience for you though as an amateur with professionals. Did you get Kens No so you can invite him to one of your plays wot you wrote? Now that would be a clinch!

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Post  discoman41 on Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:13 am

Hi Tony, hadn't really considered that sharing all my recent exploits with my rejuvenated elf with you all, might be considered as me being bigheaded. That is not the case at all, I merely proud of my little car and all of the attention he seems to get wherever he goes, and I like sharing that with fellow register members to simply document that he is "doing his bit" to promote awareness of the marque and draw attention also to the register.

I apologise to anyone in the register or just here on the forum, if anyone is finding me bigheaded or indeed just sick of hearing about my elf. Perhaps I should just tone it down to the things I do with the Register....

As for Ken, unfortunately due to his presence of bouncers, nobody could get anywhere near him between takes Like a Star @ heaven silent

but yeah the experience was good.
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Re: Fame at last!!!!

Post  TONYELF on Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:05 am

Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile

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Post  asahartz on Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:43 pm

Tony did put a LOL in there Jase, I don't think he was serious!
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Re: Fame at last!!!!

Post  TONYELF on Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:58 pm

Of course I wasn't serious. It was a great experience for Jase and I'm sure I would have been the same if it was my car.
To have met a celebrity in the acting circle when you're a budding actor yourself must have been fantasticfor him.
I wish him well.


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Re: Fame at last!!!!

Post  discoman41 on Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:08 am

asahartz wrote:Tony did put a LOL in there Jase, I don't think he was serious!

Laughing Yeah, I did notice the LOL, but I have to admit that it did prompt me into thinking "many a true word said in jest" etc and I had myself thought, 'hang on a minute, Jase - your Elf is getting in the limelight way too much lately' and maybe everyone might get a bit bored by it or think I am just showing off....

Tony's right though, when you do amateur drama, being involved with the professional side, if only for a day, does give you a real buzz! I didn't actually get to "meet" him as such, just did the scenes and that was that. None of the drivers could get to speak to any of the actors. Funny really, a whole day filming and "Rupe" will probably be on screen for less than a minute! lol
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Re: Fame at last!!!!

Post  asahartz on Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:36 am

I met you at IMM 2009, and you came over as a nice guy.

I know a couple of people from the Clubman Estate Register whose Minis have both been filmed in Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes. Liz and Steve are also really nice people as we've camped with both.

I don't think fame really affects a Mini/Elf/Hornet/etc owner!
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Re: Fame at last!!!!

Post  discoman41 on Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:23 am

Cheers!

No, you're right any kind of fame doesn't affect the owner.... but as for "Rupe"..... well, they'll be no living with him after this!!! lol cheers
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Re: Fame at last!!!!

Post  elfgirl on Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:32 pm

discoman41 wrote:Cheers!

No, you're right any kind of fame doesn't affect the owner.... but as for "Rupe"..... well, they'll be no living with him after this!!! lol cheers

No living with him, no living without him!!

It's always great to hear all yours and Rupe's exploits! Just to keep you suitably grounded let me just say Malvern 2008.

Take care mate

S xx
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Post  discoman41 on Sat Jul 03, 2010 4:12 am

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let me just say Malvern 2008.

Take care mate

S xx [/quote]

Let ME just say... Malvern 2010..... Are you coming????

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Post  TONYELF on Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:55 am

discoman41 wrote:



Let ME just say... Malvern 2010..... Are you coming????

Smile[/quote]


Are you referring to 24th October 2010 Jase?

I may just be able to make that this year if you wish to organise a club stand Jase. i want to be photograghed with a film star !
Any more peeps interested in making up the numbers?
Maybe a separate thread for this show?

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Post  elfgirl on Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:05 pm

discoman41 wrote:

let me just say Malvern 2008.

Take care mate

S xx [/quote]

Let ME just say... Malvern 2010..... Are you coming????

Smile[/quote]

Can't think of any reason why not! I've just put it in my diary... can I provisionally take you up on the offer of your spare room?
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Post  discoman41 on Sun Jul 04, 2010 1:40 am

You surely can SJ!

Yes Tony, 24th October!

Hopefully the "film star" will have made it to Paris and back in one piece by then!

I am organising a stand, and have 6 car passes already in my mitts!! Very Happy

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Post  Jerry&Naomi on Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:44 pm

I used to love doing extra work - Especially when it was something set in the 1950s or 60's, it was like being paid to have fun. we took the old bikes to one film set and even back in the early 90's the money was good when you supplied vehicles. Well done Rupe, and keep reporting on your exploits and adventures.
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Post  TONYELF on Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:13 am

Jase. Your two photos have appeared in Octobers issue of Mini World on page !5.

When are you to appear on our screens Is it soon?

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Re: Fame at last!!!!

Post  discoman41 on Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:34 pm

TONYELF wrote:Jase. Your two photos have appeared in Octobers issue of Mini World on page !5.

When are you to appear on our screens Is it soon?

Sometime in October was what they said, don't know exact date. Will keep a lookout though.

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BBC1 9pm TODAY! 30th December 2010 - "TOAST"

Post  discoman41 on Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:18 pm

At last!!!

The film that my Elf was used for two scenes is finally on TV tonight!

Having told everyone who knows me that it's on, I hope it doesn't get cut out!!!! Crying or Very sad

Any overseas members should be able to see it on BBC iplayer after it has been aired here in the UK

Happy New Year everyone


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Post  Red Riley on Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:20 pm

I figured out how to get the BBC iPlayer, but I had to fire up the manky old Microshite Windows computer to get the "cloak" so that BBC thinks I'm somewhere in London.
Cheers!

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