A while ago i went down to Sheffield to audition for a special Olympics McDonald's advert that's running in July. Then i had to go down to London for a wardrobe call, where i thought i would have to be wearing a union jack cap, union jack t-shirt and union jack shoes. It was a little excessive, but luckily when i got to Sheffield it was much more toned down.
It was a surreal day, i'd stayed overnight in a hotel down the road, a taxi picked me up at 7am, got to the stadium and went into costume and makeup, then sat in the stands while they set up the cameras. Then the extras arrived, and there were so many of them! It was a little daunting, especially when the director had to announce to everyone that i couldn't whistle and needed someone to teach me.
I finished filming at about half ten in the morning, but i knew one of the camera assistants because he worked on Heretic, and he told me everyone else was there until half eleven at night. Very surreal all together!
Once again i have neglected my blog terribly. I spent most of May working as Wardrobe Assistant for a play on at the ARC called Geronimo. Really i should have put up the poster before the play was on to advertise it, but i'm very forgetful when it comes to this blog! Here's the poster anyway!
I think doing costume jobs like this, i was working with the production designer who had a very good idea about what she wanted, but it was interesting interpreting it all myself, and trying to find clothes that worked well. And they seemed happy with the results. I also got to see my friend Bill Fellows after the last performance, who was very encouraging about my decision to move to London this summer (I'll explain later), we're even going to the Groucho Club when i'm there!! Jx