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Me, Tom Cruise And Barry Seal

I look more like Barry than Tom does ...

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I've done quite a few interesting filming jobs in my time, but the one I'm on at present is especially interesting. I got a call from a film company and asked in for an audition ...

Barry Seal flew for the CIA and Tom Cruise starred in the film about him called American Made.

Barry Seal flew for the CIA and Tom Cruise starred in the film about him called American Made.

It was for the role of someone called Barry Seal in a reconstruction documentary. I looked him up and found that he was a notorious American drugs dealer, but more curiously that the actor who last portrayed him was none other than ... Tom Cruise.

I phoned the company and told them that flattered as I was, I had few, if indeed any, similarities to Tom Cruise. They told me to look at a photo of the real Barry Seal, and yep, I look more like him than Tom does.

So, I got the job and am currently filming. I'll let you know when it's out and where you can watch it. I've got a rather spectacular death scene which I'm especially looking forward to.

But I still get the nagging feeling that had Tom Cruise been available and had the company had a larger budget, he's have pipped me at the post for the role.

"Would you like to know more?"

If you think I look more like Barry Seal than Tom Cruise does and would like to hire me for a film role, give me a call on 01234 241357 or click here to ping me an email and let's see how I can help you.

Until next time ...


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More about David Pibworth ...

David is the owner of David Pibworth Productions (DPP) which provide corporate entertainment and also actors for corporate training and development.

Having worked in the Light Entertainment field for many years and produced shows for Al Murray & Joe Pasquale amongst others, David is in a position to advise on well-known comedy and musical acts. DPP also represent Ray Galton and Alan Simpson's scripts which include Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe and Son.

He is the director of MK Theatre of Comedy who are very well known locally for their stage adaptations of classic comedy scripts such as Fawlty Towers, The Vicar of Dibley, Allo Allo and many others.

He is a long-standing member of Equity and the Directors Guild of Great Britain and has acted in, and directed, many productions over the years, mainly in Light Entertainment, but with occasional forays into Shakespeare etc. Every Christmas he is contracted as an Ugly Sister in Cinderella, currently with 'That's Entertainment' who also use him as a director.

He teaches eccentric magic for The Pauline Quirke Academy and MKTOC also run a youth drama school in Olney from the DPP offices.

David maintains his busy lifestyle is a surefire way to avoid being on any committees. He is married to Julie, and they have one daughter, Esther and live in Clifton Reynes, surrounded by dogs, cats and horses. They live so close to the church that David has instructed his daughter - when he dies and not before - to fire him over the wall from a circus cannon.