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    I was wondering in what films/TV shows do our regular extras ever speak in. I was wondering do we ever hear the voices of...

    The Lewis's
    George Hilsden
    Juba Kennerly
    Pauline Chamberlain
    Jim Brady
    John Tatum
    Reg Thomason
    Maxwell Craig

    Or any of the many others we talk about on this forum.

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    Off the top of my head, I can recall hearing George Hilsdon, Jim Brady, John Tatum and Reg Thomason speak; I usually try to mention if they get lines when I make a sighting, though it is frequently the case that when they open their mouths, someone else's dubbed voice is heard.

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    Peter Evans in the Scotland Yard short The Unseeing Eye (artificial eye specialist) and I think The Pink Panther (as a doctor giving the post-mortem on Elke Sommer's first victim); Jack Arrow as an Irish policeman in Father Brown (noting all the items Alec Guinness has with him as he arrives at the police station); John Tatum in The Saint episode The Master Plan (as a doctor recounting a funny story to a colleague); Juba Kennerley in Jennie (Lady Randolph Churchill) - Recovery, calling John Bailey to give a speech in the House of Commons ...

    I've heard George Hilsdon a few times. A pub scene in All Coppers Are ... is all that comes to mind at the moment.

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    Jim Brady's voice in Doctor at Sea was much higher pitched than I expected.

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    As he has pointed out in the past, Aitch's voice near the beginning of the first episode of RANDALL AND HOPKIRK DECEASED is dubbed (possibly by Bruce Beeby). I think Pat Ryan gets to use his own voice, however, when he plays a policeman in The League of Gentlemen (1960).

    Cy Town's voice can certainly be heard in "The Suicide Club" episode of MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION inasmuch as he's singing a song!

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    George Hilsdon gets several lines as a security guard in The Liquidator, and have heard Jim Brady's squeak in several things. Don't recall if Guy Standeven or John Wilder ever had any lines more than stuff like "Yessir," etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stonefan View Post
    I was wondering in what films/TV shows do our regular extras ever speak in. I was wondering do we ever hear the voices of...

    The Lewis's
    George Hilsden
    Juba Kennerly
    Pauline Chamberlain
    Jim Brady
    John Tatum
    Reg Thomason
    Maxwell Craig

    Or any of the many others we talk about on this forum.
    George Hilsdon played Nicholas Ball's Dad in Hazell and certainly had lines in that series.
    I think Victor Harrington had a couple of lines in one of the Saint episodes, I seem to remember he had a croaky voice. I've not seen the Steptoe episode he's in, but imagine he must have had lines in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigon Man View Post
    George Hilsdon played Nicholas Ball's Dad in Hazell and certainly had lines in that series.
    I think Victor Harrington had a couple of lines in one of the Saint episodes, I seem to remember he had a croaky voice. I've not seen the Steptoe episode he's in, but imagine he must have had lines in it.
    Victor is in fact in three episodes of STEPTOE (he's only credited in one), but I don't think he has any lines in any of them.

    Robert Rietty has dubbed for so many people, when you see him onscreen speaking his own lines, it can look a bit weird. Similarly, when Michael Collins speaks, it seems so odd to hear Auric Goldfinger's voice emanating forth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald Lovell View Post
    Robert Rietty has dubbed for so many people, when you see him onscreen speaking his own lines, it can look a bit weird. Similarly, when Michael Collins speaks, it seems so odd to hear Auric Goldfinger's voice emanating forth.
    Same goes for when you see Barbara Jefford on screen, too. I think Collins did a quite good job of emulating Gert Frobe's voice, while making it more distinctive. Frobe's actual voice is a little more high-pitched.

    Victor has a couple of brief lines in the Invisible Man episode "Point of Destruction." Very normal, diffident sounding voice, no trace of a regional accent. I don't think Juba or the Lewises ever spoke on screen, though I recall John Tatum having a couple lines here and there.

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    I have heard Guy Standeven speak in Bergerac, Matlock and in the kids show Nightmare he has loads of lines but he's not seen. He plays a talking wall ! He had a good fruity voice. Victor Harringtons Steptoe appearance is on Youtube in the episode he's credited in. He has a perfectly decent voice as he does in 39 Steps. His one line, as has been posted before, is 'where do flys go in winter?' Thanks for all the replies by the way.

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    Victor Harrington and Stuart Damon (both wearing dark glasses) are in the final scene:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qtwaMgTe68

    Steptoe And Son: S6E5 [Series 6 Episode 5] - Without Prejudice.

    Quote Originally Posted by Screencap72 View Post
    I don't think Juba or the Lewises ever spoke on screen, though I recall John Tatum having a couple lines here and there.
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    Juba Kennerley in Jennie (Lady Randolph Churchill) - Recovery, calling John Bailey to give a speech in the House of Commons ...

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    Sorry, cornershop--missed that comment.

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    I'd forgotten that Victor has quite a few (poshly-spoken) lines!

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    George Hilsden and Reg Thomason were both very good at doing lines.

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    Andrew Andreas has a good scene, as a waiter of course, in the first episode of Scorpion Tales - Easterman (1978):



    I heard, for the first time, his strong Greek accent when Det. Insp. Trevor Howard asks about Don Henderson's boyfriend.

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    Paul Beradi in "Moment of Danger" 1960 he has a broken English accent that suits his look.

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    In his credited role in Mysterious Mr. Nicholson (1947), Pat Ryan gets a fair bit to say in quite a heavy Irish accent.

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    Lew Hooper has plenty of lines to say as a vicar delivering a eulogy in Joanna, but unfortunately it's all overlaid with music. He odes have a few lines as the copper with a bag of bats in The Abominable Dr. Phibes. Juba has the best line in that film, demanding quiet in a commanding big game hunter voice while the police try to unscrew Maurice Kaufman from a large unicorn statue.

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    Nice replays to an old post I started, thanks. I have yet to hear Jim Brady speak. Does anyone know if there's anything on line that he's in? I'm intrigued to hear his high pitched voice. I guess all of the regulars spoke at some point. Walter Henry, Maxwell Craig? Did they ever have lines?

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    Jim Brady is particularly squeaky in Doctor at Sea (1955) and Scott Palmer has told me Walter Henry had quite a high-pitched voice too. I'm not sure I've heard Maxwell Craig talk apart from an odd word or two in a few things.

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