When they say don't work with animals or children, they really mean
it. Especially when the little dears are 16-stone thugs who hail from
the local estate.
The latest unfortunate people to feel the rough end of this adage were
Another Film Company's Tim Marshall and Steve Reeves, who were filming a
BT campaign in dodgy Vauxhall.
Reeves and Marshall rocked up for the shoot, only to find that a number
of locals had come out to welcome them. How thoughtful.
"They were quite large kids, actually," Marshall says. It appears the
boisterous mob had enjoyed a few too many Strongbows, which didn't help
With time ticking on and no way of disbanding this group of yobs, it was
time for some serious action. "In these situations you try and find the
local hard man, and that way you get rid of them," Marshall breezily
says. Er, how exactly? "Well, a few phone calls later you just kind of
find them, really," Marshall responds mysteriously.
This hotline to London's underworld delivered the goods, as Mr Hard Man
himself appeared and, as if by magic, the trouble-makers scarpered. "It
was a bit of a professional move," Marshall proudly says. "They
certainly knew this guy."
It wasn't all bad though; they did have the pleasure of a visit from
Hollywood superstar Winona Ryder, shooting just down the road. "Her
buttocks have graced our crew honey-wagon," Marshall boastfully states.