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Post  NotBert on Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:22 pm

JOHN H STRACEY

Stracey was a welterweight boxing world champion whose 70s sideburns gave him the look of a landlord of a boozer whereas his demeanour would have him occasionally put on a full length leather coat with a sawn-off in a concealed pocket and carry out a gangland hit on some uppity cunt who's been getting ideas above his fucking station.

He ended Jose Napoles career in his adopted hometown Mexico City in '75 in front of 40,000 people in a bullring who'd have happily seen him cut into steaks. Napoles was a legend in his own lifetime, 35 years old at the time of the fight but having left Cuba in '61 before it outlawed pro boxing, the likelihood is that he'd shaved off a few years and his effortless style (nicknames were only fo the greats and he was "Mantequilla" - "Butter" because he had a silky smooth style, not because he'd throw the fucking head in) meant that he could have been anywhere up to 95 years old...

Napoles however, may have slowed down as he aged. Stracey beat him into the ring by ten minutes and had to stand around for a bit and wait for him. When he turned up, Stracey applauded him - "it's Jose fucking Napoles, he's a legend". Stracey wasn't however in the little bit starstruck. He was however fist-struck as Napoles put him on his arse in the first round and he did well to survive. Two rounds after he returned the compliment and had no end of Mexican cushions rain down on him for putting Napoles down. Three rounds later, Napoles's cuts were that bad that even the Mexican home crowd admitted that it might be a draw... It was a huge shock. Napoles never boxed again and indeed, could not be tempted back by the likes of Hagler.

Stracey would successfully defend his title once and then lose to Carlos Palomino, another Hall of Famer like Napoles, which suggests Stracey was fucking unlucky to have been around when he was.

In later life, Stracey would buy a pub, the Three Horseshoes, in Norfolk, and renamed it the John H Stracey. In 2011, it would revert, but there is no record whether it was considered to be called the Carlos Palomino.

Stracey ran a boxing school and later became a publican but would refuse to confirm or deny he owned a full length flappy leather coat with room for big pockets. The H he used as a middle name initial was only put there to differentiate him from John Stracey, a Barking chip shop owner who spent an awful lot of his Saturday nights frying haddock and telling visiting Mexicans trying to psyche him out to fuck off, the bloke they want is in Bethnal Green, do you want scraps with that? Maybe a pickled egg?

Stracey obviously spent the later years as an after-dinner speaker and appeared in Risen, the story of Howard Winstone, where if you tried to break into the set you'd get leathered by about twenty-five assorted ex-champion boxers all who were given a small part.

Oh yeah, and when there was a Krays memorabilia sell off in the Blind Beggar, he went along, same as he did as a 15-year-old on the night Cornell was murdered there. Thought I was joking about the coat, eh?
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Post  Nobby Cheese on Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:13 am

NotBert wrote:JOHN H STRACEY
 The H he used as a middle name initial was only put there to differentiate him from John Stracey, a Barking chip shop owner who spent an awful lot of his Saturday nights frying haddock and telling visiting Mexicans trying to psyche him out to fuck off, the bloke they want is in Bethnal Green, do you want scraps with that?  Maybe a pickled egg?

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Post  Nobby Cheese on Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:16 am

I remember John very well....I'm a year older than him.....I'm September 1949 he's September 1950.
A solid fighter.
He had a career record of 45 wins, 5 losses and 1 draw, with 37 knockouts.
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Post  NotBert on Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:52 pm

Remember this??

NotBert wrote:Mike and Bernie Winters

Mike and Bernie Winters were of course a double act, two brothers who were eventually split up when a giant fucking St Bernard named Schnorbitz muscled in and took the job of straight man off Mike.  Or Bernie.  I'm not sure which one was meant to be the funny one because in the end, the dog was stealing the fucking show, Bernie remarking through tears on his death the same words Brian May said when Freddie Mercury died - "Well, that's me fucked."

Bernie was culled by the TV assassins in 1991.  Married to Siggy, famous for calling his brother "Choochy Face" before they fell out and "Fuckface" after, he starred in a TV movie where he played Bud Flanagan alongside Leslie Crowther's Chesney Allen.  This vehicle made the blacklist of shows that were to be suppressed compiled in 1990 by Michael Grade, the CEO of C4, and within a year, Bernie had been taken out with radiation poisoning (officially; stomach cancer) after dining with Richard Whiteley.  Leslie Crowther, incidentally, almost died the year after when in a car crash in the same week after The Big Breakfast started.  Gaby Roslin to this day cannot explain her movements on that day...

If you don't believe me, look at Frankie Howerd and Benny Hill.  Died on consecutive days in 1992.  Coincidence?  They didn't find Benny Hill for two days, dead in an armchair and his grave was disturbed around he same time as Crowther's "accident".  Benny Hill, meanwhile, gave a quote for Howerd's obituary, which is impressive for a dead man.  Howerd rang his agent about future plans for a show two hours before his death.  They were less than ten miles apart when they died and Hill lived in Teddington, where the Big Breakfast is filmed.  Chris Evans became a wealthy man after his stint in the Big Breakfast.  Maybe his audition for it was in two flats in London in April 1992?  We may never know...  Howerd was the only one who reached 70.  Bernie never reached 60; Crowther made 63; Hill, 68.

Mike Winters made good his acrimonious split with his brother.  Although they made up in later life, he moved to the States where he carved himself out a career in clubs and promotions.  Mindful of the assassins of C4, he surrounded himself with living legends Muhammad Ali and Angelo Dundee and kept a 3000 mile Atlantic barrier between himself and Michael Grade's forces of darkness.  Towards the end of the first decade of the 21st century, approaching 80, he felt it safe to return to the UK, the C4 Death Squad having seemingly fragmented on the death of the don, Richard Whiteley; Yorkshire has always been a hotbed for murderers and at 61, Whiteley went too young.  Suspicious?  Look at Father Ted's Dermot Morgan, died aged 45.  Graham Norton was a regular irregular on that show.  Worth a few quid now, is Graham "The Cleaner" Norton.  

However, Evans and Roslin had gone, Vorderman had moved into the Ocean Finance loans market, the faces were all disappearing into the woodwork like German war criminals to Buenos Aires.  The Grade Brothers, the original Russian mafia, Lew, Leslie and Bernard Delfont, were all gone; Michael Grade was now of pensionable age and his iron fist could not maintain a grip on British light entertainment.  Mike came back to Britain after 30 years in exile.  He died in 2013, aged 83.  He had published 5 books, two of which were biographical, two were novels and one, a memoir.  The rumoured sixth book - Letters With My Brother - were loosely detailed in his effects but neither the manuscript nor the letters have ever surfaced.  The content is suspected to cover the split, reconciliation, the fucking dog and in the last letters, Bernie's worries for his own life.  We may never know and forever speculate.

There is no truth in the rumour that Derek Thompson was left in the house alone after his car broke down outside the Winters's home in Gloucestershire shortly before Mike passed away...

The bit in bold about Whiteley being the Don, il capo di tutti capi, and the first man of the C4 Death Squad?

Yeah, well look at this - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricky_Tomlinson

Ricky Tomlinson, who of course nearly fifty years ago was imprisoned for effectively being a trade union activist, states

In March 2017, Tomlinson claimed during an interview that the late journalist, broadcaster and game show host Richard Whiteley had been an undercover agent for the British security services and had assisted them in securing his 1973 imprisonment by co-presenting a television documentary called Red Under the Bed, which was critical of his political and trade union activities and had swayed the jury.

Mind how you go... Shocked

(Oh, and beautifully, Vorderman "undecided" https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/ricky-tomlinson-richard-whiteley-spy--12678466)
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Post  Nobby Cheese on Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:07 am

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Post  NotBert on Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:16 pm

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Post  NotBert on Sat May 05, 2018 12:23 pm

Wendy Craig

The 70s was the era of dentists being at war with the manufacturers of Texan bars, where porn was referred to as "blue movies" and pictures were fuzzy because of camera quality and pubic preferences, and BBC sitcoms being either driven by Ronnie Barker or set in the middle semi-detached of a row of middle class houses with velour curtains, an Austin Princess and a big fucking bowl for the car keys when the swinging started after the cameras finished, producing the blue movie previously stated.

Wendy Craig was the doyenne of the BBC's velour-curtained (pick whichever drapes you fancy) generation.  She was married to Geoffrey Palmer in Butterflies, where Nicholas Lyndhurst was her son, she had been in Not in Front of the Children where she played the same fucking scatty housewife to the point that someone says this on Wikipedia and she was a single mother in And Mother Makes Three.  Single mother?  Yes, she could only have ever been widowed.  She ended up writing Nanny for herself when the sideburn sex dried up.  She also has two children, one to her husband and one to John Mortimer with whom she had an affair and ended up Rumpoled.  She was widowed heself in '94.  Her husband played the trombone.  No, he really did.

But where is she now?  Apparently at the age of 83, she has rolled up in Emmerdale and a lot of her back catalogue was erased (see HOBSON, DEREK) so she fills her time writing letters to commissioning editors telling them they could do a crossover in an old folks' home where she would be living with Geoffrey Palmer (now 90) and June Whitfield (92) and an animatronic Terry Scott.  Penelope Keith (78) has also shown an interest but Craig has drawn a line at Whitfield being the only dame.  Flick Kendall is also out because "she just gives it away, the hooer".  That and Richard Briers and Paul Eddington are also dead, but Peter Bowles is sat by the phone.

She likes jigsaws, bridge and occasional underground dog fighting and has the UK's no.3 ranked Akita in her stable.
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Post  Nobby Cheese on Sat May 05, 2018 1:26 pm

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Post  Nobby Cheese on Sat May 05, 2018 1:27 pm

"when the sideburn sex dried up"

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Post  NotBert on Sat May 19, 2018 9:38 pm

BRIAN DENNEHY

I am not fucking about here.  Brian Dennehy is the greatest actor who ever lived.  That sounds a bit odd, but here's why.  You know the way Daniel Day Lewis moulds himself into roles and wins Oscars for playing an Irish writer with cerebral palsy who can write with the toes of one foot only, an oil baron who will drink your milkshake or Abraham fucking Lincoln?  Yeah, so he's a chameleon.

Brian Dennehy isn't.  Dennehy is so fucking ace that when they write a film, they say things like
"The chief of police is a big fella, real fucking hardassed cunt"
"A bit like Brian Dennehy?"
"Fucking bang on, put his name down as the part, call his agent, offer him whatever he wants"
Then the script says "Leading man; maybe leading lady?; confidant of leading man; Brian Dennehy; racist bullying pal of Dennehy; couple of affable deputies; couple of dickhead territorials; twat lieutenant you kill off early doors..."

"Gorky Park, what a book!"
"Yeah, you feel for Renko but you can't help but like that American copper"
"The hard fella, works all but alone, can hold his drink, hard as fucking nails and hard to take down"
"Yeah"
"Martin Cruz Smith might as well have wrote 'can I call him Brian Dennehy'?"
"That's exactly what I thought"

They don't say "Brian, can you act like a tree" in this scene.  They just say "Brian, turn up, be yourself and just nick off when you're done".  In the script, for two pages it just says "Brian is Brian for a bit".

He's still alive, nearly 80 and he's done some serious work over time.  Still looks like a bloke who'd throw you out of a Manchester pub at quarter past eleven for being a cheeky cunt.
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Post  NotBert on Sat May 26, 2018 11:30 am

LAWRIE MCMENEMY

Remember how John Barnes got the ball on the halfway line in the Maracana, Brazil let him walk through without a challenge and he scored and managed to run a career off it? McMenemy can beat that. He is recognised in the Guinness Book of Records (ironic as he advertised alcohol-free shit, Barbican)...



IT'S GREAT, MAN

...
as one of the twenty most successful managers in post-war English football, which suggests that since the war, in English football, there have only been twenty managers.

His Barnes Moment (or as Barnes's moment should be called, his McMenemy Moment) was at Wembley in '76. There is reference to this game in the football forum but the short version is that second division promotees-in-two-years-time-but-not-yet Southampton took on Tommy Docherty's resurgent, star-filled Manchester United in the FA Cup final and were the biggest outsiders in as many as three whole years, when Sunderland faced Revie's Leeds and Leeds were royally humped.

Well, the same result came about. Southampton won one-nil with a goal scored by a bloke who would have failed the height test for the Tufty Club, set up by a bloke whose best years were not only behind him, but upstairs in the loft next to pictures of Tom Finney in the water, and the cup was lifted by a bloke who looked like a Second World War wing commander, only slightly older. McMenemy got back to his desk, cracked open a bottle of Barbican and savoured the complete absence of alcohol and its shit taste and said "fuck it, that's me done, I never have to achieve another thing"

The Cup Final was his alcohol and the rest of his career mirrored the piss he put his name to. Yes, he made a League Cup Final and nearly won a league until he finished seventh and finished runner-up in the season where United won the league after four games according to the Daily Mirror but ultimately finished fourth behind a Liverpool team who took two points from the last seven games they were that far clear. But that was it. He left Southampton in '85 for Sunderland who, as favourites to bounce back into the top flight, he nearly took them down instead. He managed to wrestle them into the third tier the next season and amazingly was sacked for being shit enough to almost take Sunderland down back-to-back. Eat your fucking heart out Allardyce/Moyes et alia. He then became assistant to Graham Taylor when in charge of England - inspired - and was in charge of the U21s until the FA got shut of them. Northern Ireland's FA gave him a run in charge of their national side. It did not end well, but it did end in one year.

He went into media, did a stint at Southampton as the first Director of Football in the English game, a job which is given to managers who they don't want to manage any more but look great to the generation before who remember being successful. He lost that job and called the new board a gang of cunts, so the FA took pity on him and gave him a special ambassador's role, which is the job they give to directors of football who've been told to fuck off by the club who were supposed to be their pension plan. He is heavily involved in the Special Olympics, apparently, which is not unlike his early time at Southampton where he devoted his time to rescuing neglected full backs and rehabilitating broken down ex-Chelsea players.

He now lives in a trailer going around the country as an after dinner speaker as he can't face going back to the six-bedroom family home given the garage and four of the bedrooms are filled with cases of Barbican that he was given forty years ago that is more toxic than nuclear waste and cannot just be poured away. "It's fucking awful, man" he said recently in a frank, no-holds barred interview about his entire career at Wembley in May 76... He's now 81
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Post  Nobby Cheese on Sun May 27, 2018 3:18 am

He now lives in a trailer going around the country as an after dinner speaker as he can't face going back to the six-bedroom family home given the garage and four of the bedrooms are filled with cases of Barbican that he was given forty years ago that is more toxic than nuclear waste and cannot just be poured away.

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Post  NotBert on Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:27 am

The cast of Mind Your Language

Vince Powell was a strange bloke.  Able to write comedy and get it commissioned, he would think with every series "How can I get a joke out of race?"  That's a bit harsh, tbh.  He wrote for Harry Worth, father of a gag we still do in shop windows even today; He wrote Nearest and Dearest (Nellie Pledge, oooooh); He even wrote for previously mentioned Mike and Bernie Winters.

He also wrote Love Thy Neighbour, loved by racists the country over who can't see where Jack Smethurst is taking the piss out of them and his last credit was Never The Twain, the fucking cunt.  Between these, though, was the amusing premise that was Mind Your Language, a language school where every national stereotype imaginable turned up and stereotyped themselves into a stupor.

There was

  • a French woman who was incessantly sexual and horny
  • an Italian bloke who goes a bit mafiosi#
  • a Greek bloke who puts an H before Heverything
  • a Spaniard whose English consisted of shrugging his shoulders and saying 'Sorrite'
  • a dour, serious, efficient German woman who pronounces Vs as Ws and wice wersa
  • a Chinese Mao worshipper who pronounces Rs as Ls and hirrariously, the leverse
  • a Japanese bloke with a camera who says "Ah so" a lot
  • a Pakistani bloke who wears a religious cap who uses overly English phrases from Biggles-type books
  • an Indian bloke who wears a turban and seeks a thousand apologies
  • a Swede who the words of speaking she does she says in the order not correct, yes? and is horny for the teacher as is the French woman
  • an obsequious Indian housewife
    and
  • a teacher who is a bit of a flake


More to come...
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Post  Nobby Cheese on Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:02 am

"and his last credit was Never The Twain, the fucking cunt"

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Post  NotBert on Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:31 pm

NotBert wrote:The cast of Mind Your Language



  • a French woman who was incessantly sexual and horny
  • an Italian bloke who goes a bit mafiosi#
  • a Greek bloke who puts an H before Heverything
  • a Spaniard whose English consisted of shrugging his shoulders and saying 'Sorrite'
  • a dour, serious, efficient German woman who pronounces Vs as Ws and wice wersa
  • a Chinese Mao worshipper who pronounces Rs as Ls and hirrariously, the leverse
  • a Japanese bloke with a camera who says "Ah so" a lot
  • a Pakistani bloke who wears a religious cap who uses overly English phrases from Biggles-type books
  • an Indian bloke who wears a turban and seeks a thousand apologies
  • a Swede who the words of speaking she does she says in the order not correct, yes? and is horny for the teacher as is the French woman
  • an obsequious Indian housewife
    and
  • a teacher who is a bit of a flake


More to come...

Francoise Pascal - is French (born in Mauritius), speaks five languages, posed nude for Penthouse, did extensive charity work yet will only ever be remembered in the UK for bizarrely wanting to get it on with fucking gimp Barry Evans while melting and hardening us all at the same time by putting on a cod French accent she doesn't have and being what would be described in the 70s as "saucy". Aged 69 now, I recall she put weight on after the series but I also recall that (yes, it's an age old punchline) I'd still fuck it. She has a website. I'm spent.

George Camiller - born in the part of Italy known as "Surrey", he looked like he'd escaped the set of Magpie (and Mick Robertson was looking for him). His-a accent-a was-a rilly-rilly bad and the stereotyping phrases he used almost had Italy invade in protest in '76 until they realised their record in such matters again big nations was fucking shit for nearly two thousand years. Okey cokey. He is still in touch with Francoise and is now aged 75. Still probably unsuccessfully trying to fuck her too. Was blacklisted for eleven years for his "being a shit Italian in Mind Your Language"

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Post  NotBert on Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:30 am

Jacki Harding - Played the steretypical efficient German whose Vs vere Ws and Wice Wersa, as I've already said. Unfortunately, the 70s was the home of the Germans episode of Fawlty Towers and Freddie Starr doing Hitler, so she was up against stern competition in imitating the sausage-eating penalty kings and disappeared without a trace. Amusingly, one of her last known roles was in The Lady Vanishes. I like to think she retired to Vest Vittering which she still calls it to the consternation of Roger who runs the paper shop.

Kevork Malikyan - Born in Turkey, played a Greek and consequently was banned from the entire Mediterranean for his entire life, not because of his Greek/Turkey treachery, but because his idea of playing a Greek involved putting an "H" before fucking Heverything. Spent a lot of time with the Italian from Surrey trying to shag the French woman with the nice lils from Mauritius. He's been about a bit - he was a Turk in the first series of Auf Wiedersehen Pet which, despite the obvious language barrier in Dusseldorf, he overcame by learning fluent Geordie. Most impressively, though, he was manhandled by Harrison Ford in the last of the original Indiana Jones trilogy and outbluffed Indy by saying "fuck it, kill me" because he was happy he was going to heaven. Still active, he was cited during a recent job that he didn't mind stereootyping but "there are other fucking names rather than fucking Kemal every - fucking - time..."


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Post  Nobby Cheese on Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:45 pm

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Post  NotBert on Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:42 pm

Ricardo Montez looked Spanish, sounded Spanish, said "Sorrite" all the time, was a Gibraltarian.  Naturally, none of this fucking cast of stereotypes were born where they were supposed to be.

Montez looked bang on Latino, though.  He has at least two credits where he played simply "bandit", "Garcia", and all the Juans, Pablos, Pedros and so forth you could shake a stick at.  He was apparently discovered by Frankie Vaughan who saw something distinctly Spanish in this Spanish bloke, what a fucking shock.  Also considered Michael Caine a friend and might be Leo Sayer's dad, although this has been considered "bullshit".  Died in Southern Spain in his 80s.  Apparently his last words were to shrug his shoulders and say "Norrite".  How we laughed with the coroner
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Post  NotBert on Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:33 pm

Albert Moses might sound like a centre-parted paedophile '30s greengrocer, but he isnt and he is instantly recognisable as "that bloke who was in, oh fuck, what was it, no, not that..."

He was in Budgie where he is credited as "Pakistani".  He was in three episodes of Bill Brand where he is credited as "Pakistani" and he was in an episode of The Fuzz where he is credited as you guessed it, but wrong, because he's "2nd Pakistani".  He has played a multitude of shopkeepers, including a greengrocer (although I assume not a greased, centre-parted '30s nonce) and has a set of Khan, Hussain, Patel and Singh, the last two of which he has been a veritable one man family of at least four of each.  He has the obligatory union card "doctor" as well on at least three occasions, meeting both Indian and Pakistani stereotypes as well as being passed for an Arab and was in two Bond films as different people but Roger Moore* was too busy getting his nuts felt to notice.  In-keeping with the bollocks of failed stereotyping, he's fucking Sri Lankan.

In the series, as an Indian, the teacher sits him next to a Pakistani "fellow countryman" with hilarious** consequences.  He says "a thousand apologies" a lot and threatens people with his Sikh kirpan, which isn't going to go down well with Sikhs as well as his accent being off.  All in all, well-researched is not the word that springs to mind, and a thousand apologies for that.  Hard to figure out how this producer of the show got the part, really...

He died last year.  

*Roger Moore also missed that Octopussy was also shot in the tit in The Man With The Golden Gun and since he fucked Maud Adams in both films, he was clearly not the most observant.

**not hilarious at all
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Post  NotBert on Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:10 am

Pik Sen Lim - stereotype Little Red Book Chinese with full-on uniform and the patter of the anti-western Communist who nevertheless has found herself learning English in 70's London

Would call the programme "Mind Your Ranguage" with hilarious consequences and in a parody of all the others above, she plays a regular token Chinese woman, a Japanese woman, and of course she would naturally be born in Penang, Malaysia... Still working, which is nice
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Post  NotBert on Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:58 pm

Robert Lee - played a Japanese bloke who had a camera and said "Ah so" a lot.

To keep up the theme of "fuck up the stereotype", he was born in China. If only he could have played a stereotypical Chinese person in the show... His wiki says "...was frequently called upon whenever a production required an East Asian character."

I didn't write that but I am looking over my shoulder.

Naturally, he played restaurateurs, soldiers/coppers, dignitaries and hotel staff - one has to assume laundry, FFS. Also turned up on Hawaii 5-0 whenever they needed "one of them there Japanese", and Grange Hill even weighed in with the rhyming Chinese name and played "Ling Ching". Has played Hos, Los, Lees and Lings to the point that Chuck Berry wrote a song about him called "My King of Lings" while some sort took a shit on his glass table.

In Reilly Ace of Spies he played Admiral Togo which, with that surname, he could be considered a Chinese takeaway (To Go? Takeaway? Fuck off) and died in '86. His last film was in '87, the year after he died, and appeared alongside David Yip, who was killed in the second Indiana Jones film and played the Chinese Detective, which in China was renamed The Detective.
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Post  NotBert on Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:20 pm

Dino Shafeek - To stretch the theme even further, he plays a Pakistani in '79, eight years after East Pakistan became, yes, Bangladesh. You get the feeling the cast used to spit on the casting director a lot.

Just to add to that, he played an Indian chai wallah in It Ain't Half Hot Mum (he sings Land of Hope and Glory in the closing credits) where Londoner Windsor Davies played a fucking Welshman, when will it end? The Bangla playing a Pakistani used to argue with the Sri Lankan bloke playing an Indian and call him names like "Poppadum" which is lovely. Catchphrases, "Hello everybodys" and "Squeeze me please" for "Excuse me please".

Again one who was called on to play Akbars, Hassans, Alis and spectacularly, remember when I said Albert Moses earlier played "2nd Pakistani" in The Fuzz? Guess who played "1st Pakistani"? Roles include Indian, Indian (uncredited) a cabbie and no end of servants and manservants.

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Post  NotBert on Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:59 pm

Anna Bergman - she was a later addition to the cast which is maybe why, as a horny Swede in the show, she was actually a Gothenburg-born Swede.

"Snap, that's a match, at last".  Casting later admitted "We shit it, sorry"

The stereotyping might have blinded them a bit, though.  They were looking for a Swede who'd be a sex interest and Given her first three film credits were "Penelope Pulls It Off" where she is a tits-out Penelope, "Adventures of a Taxi Driver" where Barry Evans got to see her lovelies first and may well have lobbied for her, and "Intimate Games", which is X-rated and I'd lay odds she's on for the hat trick

Seventies comic smut.  Fucking A.

Her CV continues in that vein although she appears in the odd serious thing back in Sweden which suggests British casting sees tits and accent and ensures a steady stream of work for her, or that having Ingmar Bergman as a father can be quite handy - film genius, married 5 times, 9 kids.  One of her last jobs was in a TV film that had Colin Firth and Timothy Spall in it called Dutch Girls.  She played '1st Prostitute'.  Wrestler Mitzi Mueller played '2nd Prostitute' and I'm spent.
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Post  Mad Tony on Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:46 pm

NotBert wrote: and I'm spent.

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