Scbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 11362 posts, RR: 50 Posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1062 times:
I have a couple of examples of people who were one-time heroes of mine, who seem to have "sold out".
Henry Winkler (aka The Fonz) - The uber-cool hero of "Happy Days", is reduced to appearing as Captain Hook in our local Panto. Why?
After a long spell out of the country working in Dubai, I returned to see the shop windows of Marks & Spencer adorned with pictures Bryan Ferry modeling their clothes. Bryan Ferry, the mega-cool lead singer of Roxy Music, now modeling clothes for M&S. Where did it all go wrong?
Maybe I picked the wrong heroes?
Have any of your heroes fallen from grace in your opinion?
Quote: Nowadays, a pantomime occasionally pulls off a coup by engaging a guest star with an unquestionable thespian reputation, as was the case with the Christmas 2004 production of Aladdin that featured Sir Ian McKellen as Widow Twankey, which he reprised in the 2005 production at the Old Vic theatre in London.
Last year we had a performance of Cinderella starring Patrick Duffy* and Susan Hampshire.
My shock is really based on him appearing in panto to begin with, and secondly coming to my small, provincial town of questionable repute.
*Maybe it was all a dream. However, he was widely quoted in the media as saying how much he hated it.
Banco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 55 Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 930 times:
Quoting Scbriml (Reply 6): It really shouldn't happen to one's heroes.
Oh, I don't know. Pantomime is simply brilliant. Where else around the world do kids get introduced to the theatre in such numbers? That's why a lot of American actors love the idea of it, a play that is kind of aimed at children, but with lots of (usually filthy) jokes for the parents? It's an actor's dream, especially from countries where there's no equivalent. Kevin Spacey keeps saying he wants to do one too.
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
EXTspotter From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 916 times:
The ones up there are good at least. About the most famous person who appearded down here was when Hunter from the Gladiators was Jack in Jack and the Bean Stalk in Torquay in about 1996. Since then it always has someone from Gemini FM (The local radio station).
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