DIARY: Buonaguidi fulfils his teenager fantasy and gets into Agutter's bed

Dave Buonaguidi thought he was dreaming when he was asked to star in a bedroom scene opposite his teenage fantasy woman Jenny Agutter. Alas, images of lusty looks and ripping bodices were dispelled when he read the script and realised he'd been handpicked to play the part of a "drunken, unconscious, snoring, fat City boy in a short film directed by his mate, Martin Jones, for the Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival.

"It wasn't quite what I'd envisioned, he admitted. "And there was really no acting involved at all. All I had to do was turn up unshaven and look like I'd passed out on the bed in my grey pants. So, no change from the normal routine then for the former creative director of St Luke's, now running his own agency, Karmarama.

The film opens on Agutter waking up at dawn to find herself in a living post-one night stand nightmare, complete with her own dribbling man-mountain hogging the duvet and snoring loudly. She decides a quick exit is needed, and once she has retrieved her earring from her sex machine's arse, eases her way out of the flat. "Obviously the film goes downhill from then on, as I'm not in it, Buonaguidi explained modestly, shaking a copy of this week's The Stage.

And he's keen to build on his new-found talent for lying around in bed in his underwear with actresses of a certain age. "The phone's been ringing off the hook, he says. "I'm perfectly qualified for the role."


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