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Gary on 28 Acts
Gary Le Strange just about to be faintly praised and mildly slagged off
GARY LE STRANGE TASTER TAPE
BBC TV, 2004
Gary Le Strange
Written by Waen Shepherd
Director: Stefan Gates
Notes: A taster for a potential Gary Le Strange pilot. Sadly, the moment passed and the TV show never became a reality.
Gary Le Strange blowing smoke in a park
LOOSE LIPS
Living TV, 2003
Gary Le Strange
Produced by Scream Films for Living TV
Notes: This was actually a chat show appearance so it shouldn’t really count, but I was playing a character so it does.
Gary Le Strange adores the 1980s
CRASH
Untransmitted pilot, 2003
Gary Le Strange
Produced by Shane Allen for Talkback and Channel 4
Notes: A pilot for a show to replace the old 11 O’Clock Show slot, starring Simon Amstell, Sarah Kendall, Rhys Thomas  and Gavin Webster. The slot was eventually won by The Friday Night Project.
"Maybe you'd cry if you couldn't make toast"
The PS2 in its early days
PLAYSTATION2: THE WOLFMAN
Commercial, 2001
Narrator
Director: Tim Hope (not David Lynch as many people have erroneously assumed)
Notes: A rewritten, re-recorded version of the original Wolfman animation. The ad can be seen here.
A screaming woman
THE INCREDIBLY STRANGE PEOPLE SHOW
Low-budget feature, 2001
Moon
Written and directed by Jason Del’ Orme
Notes: OK, I say it was a feature film but it was actually more of a low-budget feature-length sketch show. Had a straight-to-video release in 2001, or at least I think it did. My bits were cut from the final edit (purely for technical reasons), but included as an extra on the video, so I was still in it, sort of.
Origen's slightly scary original face
ORIGEN’S WAKE: GROBSCHNITT’S REVENGE
Animated short, 2000
Narrator, Origen, Grobschnitt, Scott, Loueez, Craig, Animals
Written by Tim Hope and Waen Shepherd
Director: Tim Hope
Notes: The original 4-minute version of Origen’s Wake, which was briefly available to view on a website called hahabonk.
The scientist before his transformation
THE WOLFMAN
Animated short, 1999
Narrator
Written by Tim Hope and Waen Shepherd
Illustrated by Bartek Kubiak
Director: Tim Hope
Notes: This animation won various prizes including two at the 2000 British Animation Awards. Was broadcast on Channel 4 at least once and can be seen in its entirety here.
Pav Machek's wobbly house
"Have you got ten pence for a new mouse?"
Weaving a virtual basket
COMEDY NATION
Series 2: 2 eps, BBC 2, 1999
Narrator
Written by Tim Hope and Waen Shepherd
Directed by Tim Hope
Notes: Two brief animated shorts appeared under the name Pav Machek’s Compressed Horror as part of this comedy compilation. Early versions of The Wolfman (see above).
THE NET
BBC 2, 1997
Online tramp
Notes: One of many things I did with Tim Hope and Julian Barratt under the banner of The Pod. The Net was a technology-focused factual magazine programme so I shouldn’t really include it, but I was playing a character in a comedy segment, so why not?
LONDON SHOUTING
BBC 2, 1996
Virtual tabla player
Producer: Jon Rowlands
Director: Nick Wood
Notes: Another thing I did with The Pod and my first credited TV appearance, though I didn’t have any lines and you can’t see my face. A pilot for a Simon Munnery TV show, it was broadcast once on BBC 2 but, astonishingly, a series wasn’t commissioned. Even more astonishingly, The Pod’s bits can be seen here and here. I’m the one in the helmet.
PETERFORD GOLF CLUB TASTER TAPE
Angel Eye, 2002
Stuart, Betty, Papey
Written & performed by Simon Farnaby & Waen Shepherd
Notes: A taster for a potential Peterford Golf Club pilot which we sent to Channel 4 for possible consideration as an episode of Comedy Lab. Despite the inclusion of a five pound bribe paper-clipped to the tape box, the idea was sadly rejected.
The original Stuart Ogilvie
Yes, that really is me. I'll upload the video when I've got a spare moment
CALENDAR
ITV (Yorkshire only), 1994
Myself
Notes: OK, this was a news item, not a bona fide acting part. But it was a news item about a play I was in and the first time I ever appeared on telly. Which, as an added bonus, features my first and only ever televised tantrum.
28 ACTS IN 28 MINUTES
BBC 2, 2005
Gary Le Strange
Producer: Rohan Acharya
Notes: A live performance filmed at Television Centre. I sang precisely 60 seconds of Is My Toaster Sentient?
Radio & Audio Credits (1991-2014)
TV & Film Credits (2007-2017)
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CUBBY COUCH
Untransmitted pilot, BBC Bristol for BBC 3, 2006
Singing fox
Producer: Helen Nabarro for BBC Bristol
Notes: I played the voice of a fox for an animated song written by Steve Oram, a demo for which can be seen and heard here. But it’s not my voice on the demo.
Some lovely animals in a wood
Captain Darkness
ORIGEN’S WAKE: THE IMAGINATION OF DOOM
Channel 4, 2001
Narrator, Origen, Grobschnitt, Gran, Animals
Written by Waen Shepherd
Produced by Alan Marke for Channel X
Director: Waen Shepherd (trust me to cast myself as the lead!)
Notes: An animated episode of Channel 4’s Comedy Lab series. You can hear the theme tune in all its glory here.
THE WORLD STANDS UP
2 eps, Paramount Comedy Channel, 2006
Gary Le Strange
Producer: Ian Wilson for IMWP
Notes: Live performances filmed at the Clapham Grand. As far as I know, I was in two episodes (performing Is My Toaster Sentient? in one and Grey in the other), though I recorded enough material for five. You can see a clip here.
The World Stands Up
CV: TV & FILM
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VIDEO
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1997-2015
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2000-2012
The Forgotten Picture Show
Recording 'Lot 249' with John Guilor
Gary Le Strange on 'Crash'
Concrete Trampoline
Me wearing too many hats
Seedy Pimp