Zippy auditions for Scarface

From the archives of the Woolly Actors’ Guild comes hitherto unseen archive footage of puppet actors auditioning for some of the most famous roles in cinema, all in aid of Comic Relief

From the archives of the Woolly Actors’ Guild comes hitherto unseen archive footage of puppet actors auditioning for some of the most famous roles in cinema, all in aid of Comic Relief

Bet you never knew Rainbow’s Zippy was up for the lead in Scarface did you? According to the Woolly Actors’ Guild, he auditioned for the part only to have it cruelly snatched from his polyester-mix grasp in favour of Al Pacino. Just one example of the prejudice routinely faced by thespians of a cloth-covered nature.

 

As well as Zippy, the WAG campaign features Bagpuss’s terrifyingly authentic screen test for Jurassic Park

 

Zippy’s old compadre George in what we now think of as the ‘Julia Roberts role’ in Notting Hill

 

And, also from Rainbow, Bungle in Jaws

 

Monkey explains all (more here)

Agency: Mother

 

 

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