The Annual 2006: Top 10 lookalikes

1. Tamara Ingram and Selma Bouvier

It pains us to point this out, it really does, but the Grey chief executive bears an uncanny resemblance to Selma Bouvier, Marge Simpson's sister. Wild hair? Tick. Fag permanently clamped between lips? Check(well, at times of stress). Thankfully, the similarity is purely a physical one. Ingram is famously friendly and displays none of the sociopathic tendencies of her cartoon doppelganger.

2. Moray MacLennan and Lewis Collins

Dress the smooth-talking suit in a beaten-up leather jacket, impound his Aston Martin and put him behind the wheel of a Mark III Ford Capri and the transformation to 70s camp crimebuster William Bodie is complete. Industry conspiracy theorists point to the fact that Lewis Collins disappeared from our screens in 1983, the very same year Moray MacLennan joined Saatchi & Saatchi. Coincidence? We think not ...

3. Mark Reddy and Geoffrey Rush

If Geoffrey Rush isn't up for reprising his Captain Barbossa character for the final instalment of Pirates of the Caribbean, the producers need look no further than Kingly Street. Slap a patch on his eye and perch a parrot his shoulder and Bartle Bogle Hegarty's head of art Mark Reddy is perfect for the part.

4. Nick Howarth and the "Frosties" kid

With his cheeky grin, youthful enthusiasm and propensity to break into a tune without warning, Clemmow Hornby Inge's chief scallywag is a double for the stage school kid whose performance in the "they're gonna taste great" Frosties ad this year was so annoying that it led to internet rumours it had cost him his life. Luckily, the child star is alive, well, and either living in South Africa or overseeing the CHI group in Noho.

5. Nick Hurrell and Postman Pat

It's not just physiological; look at the supporting evidence: both rise early in the morning (when the day is dawning); both are cheery in their delivery of messages; and both are well known for their devotion to bright red transport, although Hurrell is likely to beat Pat in a race - the former's wheels carry a Ferrari badge, earning him the nickname Postman Patek Phillippe by his waggish former colleagues at M&C Saatchi.

6. Ringan Ledwidge and Ben Affleck

Judging by the swelling harem of women in the industry whose hearts beat that little bit faster when Ringan Ledwidge's name appears on a script, the director would have matched the Hollywood hunkster click-for-click in BBH's Lynx spot. Phwoarr!

7. Mark Holden and Gavin Peacock

Should the ex-Queens Park Rangers midfielder-turned BBC pundit Gavin Peacock find himself incapacitated, PHD's Mark Holden could fill his boots. Admittedly, it's hard to imagine the fates conspiring to create such a necessity, but should it occur, Holden's got the tactician's brain and well-buffed pate for the job.

8. Nick Bell and Brennan Brown (the Orange Film Board chief)

They dress in black, occupy vast offices and spend their days laughing maniacally as a string of weak script ideas pass across their desks. Sometimes it's next to impossible to separate fact from fiction in adland ...

9. David Wethey and Ballard Berkley (the Major in Fawlty Towers)

Atten-shun. Industry "chatter" coming in on the wires informs us that David Wethey is dressing in civvies these days to avoid the incessant military allusions in the trade press. It's not working is all we can say - the Agency Assessments commanding officer is a dead ringer for the bumbling Major Gowen in Fawlty Towers.

10. Chris Pinnington and Major Charles Ingram

Word from our moles inside Euro RSCG London tell us that the chief operating officer, Chris Pinnington, has never so much as inflated a cab receipt, let alone cheated on a gameshow with a top prize of £1 million. It doesn't stop him from being the spitting image of Major Charles Ingram, though.


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