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Unique ID: les-dowson
- Playing Age: from 48 to 65
I am a 57 year old male who has had a successful career working in the the recruitment industry. I was brought up in Appleby, Cumbria. I'm married to Mary who is a special needs teacher. We have two daughters in their early 20's.All three have drama degrees. In the mid 90's I set up my own record label, Yassaba Records - my greatest claim to fame was Single of the Week in the NME with Stella Maris and the single Good bloke, Bad bloke and God. I grew up in a family that was used to entertaining. My late father had a 60 year semi-professional career as an pianist and entertainer, my mother also sang so and I have inherited some "performance" genes. I am very adaptable and open to new challenges.
Extras Work, Partipant, Contestant
Employment History & Experience
I have recently become an extra so I bring a fresh face.
Work so far includes the following:
May 2015: Film (Low Budget) playing a business man doing a board meeting presentation to fellow board members.
June 2015: Advert for Lipton's Iced Team for 20/20 Television.Shot in streets and on a bus around Islington, London.
June 2015: Pop video for Italian singer Cecilia - Shot in a club in Balham. Playing a upper class gauest dressed in black tie outfit.
June 2015: End the Awkward - What not to do. Online film for SCOPE to be shown on Channel 4. Production by 2LE Media. Playing a diner in London restaurant having to listen to another diner making totally inapropriate comments to her fellow diner who was blind.
July 2015: How to win at Everything - For National Geographic Science channel. Filmed at North Weald Railway museum. Playing a "City" commuter on a busy train.Film featured a contortionist who was finding spaces to sit on a packed commuter train.
July 2015: Corporate advert for Unilever featuring a "walking tree" scenes were shot across London. I was part of the crowd walking past the tree and reacting to it.
July 2015 - Music video for the band "This Side Up" being filmed by Kerzam Productions. Video was shot in a Hammersmith bar.
July 2015 Advert for the book maker Paddy Power. Playing a football fan as part of a crowd arriving at Charlton Athletic's ground on match day.
July 2015 - French film "Lonely Hearts" playing a rich guest in a upmarket club.
August 2015 - Music video - Filmed in Hoxton, East London in a tradditional "Pie & mash" cafe. The video was for the new single by Scottish band the Prides.
August 2015 - 2 more days on the French film " Lonely Hearts" playing a pub regular in a traddional London pub and a business man in a meeting being held on a up market City Hotel.
August 2015 - I can presently be seen on Channel 4 - On demand in the series of short films for the charity Scope. I appear in the film "Blind date. I was also feature in the Channel 4 advert promoting the series.
Experience & Qualifications
I have current experience of films, adverts and music videos including some speaking parts in "short" films and adverts for "internet" distribution. I have a 30 year career in the recruitment industry so I have gained many people skills both in management and in training and client presentations.
Since becoming a extra/support artist in 2015. I have current experience of TVC's, film and music videos
Interests & Hobbies
Music, theatre, football
My experience in the recruitment industry would be useful for companies looking to make employment and training films and videos.