Gerry George is a RADA trained classical actor,
and former Variety impressionist, whose track record in legitimate acting in recent
years includes strong character roles in films, stage, television plays and
commercials, in addition to numerous voice-overs.
comedy, he has done featured guest work with Lenny Henry, Paul Whitehouse, and Frank
Skinner, and is particularly proud of a promotional film he did one-on-one
as a spoof theatrical agent with Ronan Keating.
In the last decade
he has played cameo roles in a litany of cinema films, including Evita, starring Madonna, Buffalo Girls, starring Jack Palance and Anjelica
Huston, and latterly Wilhelmina, starring the Dutch star Annawille Blankers, in
which he played a wartime Winston Churchill.
In June 2003 he flew
to the Isle of Man, to take the role of Old Churchill, in Churchill: The Hollywood
Years, a satirical romp, for the cinema, starring Anthony Sher and Leslie Phillips.
actor, and Variety juvenile, Gerry returned to showbusiness in 1981, after more than two
decades in tabloid journalism, since when in addition to performing he has
written two books, the first of which, featuring the Northern comedian Frank Randle, has
been adapted for the big screen, and is due to go into production in next July.
Winning The Web-War
With Winnie ! Peer 1 Hosting, of Vancouver, Canada - one of the planet's
biggest operations in the Media world - chose actor Gerry
George, of Churchill, By George ! to mobilise the language of
the English-Speaking Peoples, and send it into battle, in their
on-going war against the competition, and thereby retain their
winning place in the international web-hosting war.
Gerry George as heard
on Sunday 21st August 2009, in the persona of wartime prime
minister, Mr. Winston Churchill, on the BBC Radio 4, FM
programme, interviewed by Steve Evans. The programme is
produced and directed by Rupert Allman.
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CHURCHILL, AS SEEN
THROUGH THE EYES OF HIS FORMER ENEMIES
Final checks on-set, in Sardinia - and last-minute instructions from Ealing Met Film School, student-director, Giacomo Costa,34, (right, standing) -
during the filming of *The Choice*, in his hometown, Cagliari. Left, a crewmember replenishes the brandy glass of Winston Churchill (Gerry George).
Seated, is Michael Good, who plays Colonel Locke; an almost ethereal character who takes Winnie and his conscience to task in this controversial,
yet thought-provoking anti-war movie, albeit as he was viewed by the Axis powers, and the prostrate and bombed-out peoples of Germany and Italy,
by the end of WWII.
SOME LIKE IT HOT: GERRY GEORGE, AS CHURCHILL ON THE ITALIAN RIVIERA !
Relaxing in between scenes, in the sweltering heat of Sperlonga, on the Italian Riviera -
during the shooting of veteran director Giorgio Capitani's romantic movie *Callas e
Onassis*, for Lux Vide SPA pictures of Rome - is Gerry George (Churchill), with actress
Elena Croce (Lady Clementine Churchill).
Gerry, who has a pivotal role in this major mini-series, intended for worldwide
television, has been out there since May, and commutes on a weekly basis from his London,
"It's hot work, but very rewarding, and - if nothing else - for the magnificent
weather and gorgeous food" said Gerry, who will be working on the movie, until August
" and that's not to mention the elegant and beautiful Italian ladies."
Other locations for this film, which he has already visited, include the larger Riviera
town Terraccina, and Viterbo, an ancient spa city, about one hour's drive out of Rome.
Next, he is off to Trieste, and thence to a mock-up of the Onassis yacht, *Cristina*
cruising in the Greek Islands.
The two principal players include the beautiful Italian star Luisa Ranieri, as Callas,
with major, French star, Gerrard Darmon, as Onassis.
THE BRUISED RAF SIT-DOWN SOCCER TEAM ON
turned football referee on Friday, March 13 - or
rather, Gerry George who impersonates him, did -
when he visited RAF Halton, Buckinghamshire, to do
his bit alongside
officers and airmen, hiding their bruises
while strenuously sitting-it-out in a series of
hectic Crab Football knock-abouts, staged to raise
funds for Red Nose Day.
The 2006 FIFA
World Cup is upon us. Now one bond unites us all, to support
England until victory is won and never surrender ourselves to
failure and shame, whatever the cost and agony may be.
(With special thanks to Jimmy Perry and David Croft,
who breathed life into a gem of a series)
tribute to Arthur Lowe the splendid actor, who made famous the role of Captain
Mainwaring, the bumbling commanding officer of the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard,
in BBC Televisions blockbusting recurring series Dads Army -
is the latest addition to Gerrys stable of characters.
he is all kitted-out for the role, in which he has already performed with considerable
success, at corporate functions and sales-orientated seminars, all over the UK. .
Last month (November 04), Gerry
as the intrepid Captain spearheaded a team of appropriately garbed sales
directors, at the Cadbury/Schweppes/Trebor sales seminar, in the Hilton Metropole Hotel,
at the Birmingham International Centre. Performing before nearly 1,000 young sales
representatives all highly successful operators working within this corporate
juggernaut he earned rousing cheers and applause, clowning his way through a spoof
sketch presiding over his mock platoon of 'chocolate soldiers', before departing, only to
re-emerge, later on in the show, out of clouds of smoke, and to the strains of
Beethovens Fifth Symphony, as the wartime Winston Churchill, alternating his famous
Victory 'V', with a hand-crooked, Cadbury C.
"My Lancashire hometown of Ashton-under-Lyne, is not all that far from Arthur
Lowes Derbyshire neck of the woods", said Gerry, "and I have always been
able to handle that strident accent which Arthur adopted, when assuming his pompous,
blustering, and yet so lovable, legendary character." Gerrys biggest ambition
where Arthur Lowe is concerned is to one day be able to reprise the
character on television.
BANNED, FOR LOOKING TOO MUCH LIKE
Harry Enfield, with Churchill, by
George, in the
banned Madasafish Broadband commercial
(see Daily Mirror story, by clicking on Gerry's "Churchill" website, below)
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