Extra Extra!

In amongst all the other goings-on at this year’s Somerset Scythe Festival was a woman searching out extras for a scene in the new Anna Karenina film starring Jude Law and Keira Knightley. By all accounts there’s a scene featuring the grass being cut by scythe and the production team are looking for people who can mow to take part when it’s filmed later in the year.

Of course this is too good an opportunity to miss so we all queued up to be photographed and give our names and contact details.  Some were more keen than others, particularly my friend John Letts who, in his efforts to meet Ms Knightley offered, amongst other things, to grow a beard for the part, his services as ‘ancient crops consultant’ and access to his own fields of ancient wheat for filming!

Stardom awaits, keep watching this space (and possibly ‘Hello’ magazine) for the gossip!

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About Steve Tomlin

I am a greenwood worker and scythe tutor. I carve spoons, bowls and other products from locally sourced greenwood. During the summer I teach scything around the UK.
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6 Responses to Extra Extra!

  1. And guess what. I got a phone call on Friday inviting me to come and be in the film! Haven’t ascertained the dates yet. But clearly it means I am better looking – or possiblt more Russian-looking – than John 😉

  2. Alf says:

    Look out for the ‘Brum Reapers’, coming soon, hopefully not a horror.

  3. Dammit. And here was me thinking I looked most Russian of all.

    More seriously, that’s good news. It’ll be great fun with a crowd.

  4. kathy says:

    Dates?????

  5. Guest says:

    Good luck to you all…working for a supreme director like Joe Wright is an honor.

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