Colin Hoult/Bryan Medici Interview: Medici and The Holy Trinity Outtakes to Feature Heavily as DVD ExtrasApril 5, 2013 | Howard Gorman
Colin Hoult has the amazing ability of swiching from one comedic character to another in the blink of an eyelid. Although famous for a plethora of personas, one that has gained him a great deal of critical acclaim recently was his hilarious portrayal of Warwick Davis’ spiritual adviser, Bryan Medici.
Shaun Williamson was a postie, worked on a supermarket wines and spirits aisle before breaking into the entertainment business. Most remember him as the lovable yet hapless Barry Evan’s in EastEnders who met his fate a decade ago. Other television roles have included the likes of the detective series Inspector Morse and the BBC sitcom Waiting for God but what flung him back into the limelight was his appearance as a washed out, unemployable version of himself in the BBC sitcom Extras. His role on Extra’s certainly won Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant over as they asked him to recur his role in their follow-up series Life’s Too Short with Warwick Davis. Tonight sees Shaun back on our screens again, this time accompanied by the other two members of the “Twat Pack” so laughs are guaranteed. Here’s what Shaun had to say about his hopes and expectations for the Easter Special and beyond.
Keith Chegwin broke into the entertainment business at a ripe young age as an actor in the Sixties swiftly going on to make quite the name for himself with appearances on the cult shows Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, Cheggers Plays Pop and Saturday Superstore. From there the larger than life presenter turned his hand to the role of roving reporter for the likes of The Big Breakfast and GMTV. He’s certainly earnt his status as a cult hero and as I chatted with him it was more than clear he is so appreciative of being considered as such. It was not surprising that Keith then went on to get an out of the blue phone call from Ricky Gervais to appear on the shows Extras and Life’s Too Short, as well as most recently competing in Dancing On Ice. Now Keith’s back with the “All Star Funtime Trio” for a Life’s Too Short Special where it appears we’ll be getting a ‘double’ helping of Keith Chegwin…
Les Dennis became a household name with his comedy impersonations and TV work on shows such as Russ Abbott’s Mad House and of course his 16 year stint presenting Family Fortunes. Whilst many thought the series Extras was his first real acting role this couldn’t be farther from the truth as he has spent many years slowly adding feathers to his acting cap, performing in television, theatre and musical theatre.
Following yesterday’s confirmation of the date and time of BBC Two’s Life’s To Short Easter Special (Saturday 30 March, 10pm) an exclusive video was posted this morning on the BBC’s official website.
Ricky Gervais introduces us to this one-off special and the cult stars and there’s a special clip showing us that Shaun Williamson, Keith Chegwin and Les Dennis could very well have a singing career ahead of them.
There will be a further two exclusive teaser clips release next week prior to the show.
This one-off episode finds Warwick’s life running smoothly at the helm of Dwarves For Hire when his old friend Val Kilmer pays him a visit to brainstorm the idea of a Willow sequel, which ultimately comes at a cost. Now having to find money to fund the projhect, Warwick holds an investment seminar and manages to rope in none other than Keith Chegwin, Les Dennis and Shaun Williamson to put on a cabaret show, The All Star Funtime Roadshow, to tour the pubs and clubs. It looks like we’ll be witnessing a version of Family Fortunes like no other. With the helping hand of his accountant, spiritual leader and ex-wife, and old friends Ricky and Stephen, Warwick will be have the weight of the world on his shoulders as he has to juggle his agency clients, the roadshow and Val Kilmer’s vision of filming the highly anticipated Willow sequel.
The BBC have now released a series of exclusive images and the broadcast date has been confirmed for us by Cheggers Plays Pop himself:
— Keith Chegwin (@thekeithchegwin) 20 de marzo de 2013