My name up in lights

Ok, I don’t actually have my name in lights anywhere, but I’ve made it onto IMDB and feel like trumpeting this minor achievement to the general public.

In fact, I’m sort of there twice, at least in spirit. The first time up is my own page detailing some of the films on which I’ve worked. It’s quite incomplete really as some of the films I’ve worked on aren’t up there and I’m not sure I can really go adding films, but it’s a start anyway.

So what did I mean when I said I’m actually sort of up there twice. Well there is Cpl. Alex Leonard, a character in “Ultimate Force” a TV show made in England with Ross Kemp. Amusingly I was at a fund-raising auction and the incredibly sound Rob Heyland had put up for grabs the honour of being named in the next TV show he was going to write for.

In the end he named pretty much all the characters in that show after people I know, all of whom ‘bear no resemblence to persons living or dead’ yadda yadda. I’ve never seen it so I don’t know but I believe my namesake in that show is a half-caste bisexual killing-machine (or something), which I’m pretty sure doesn’t bear any resemblance to me 🙂


  • The character was played by Mohinder from Heroes though, so that's cool!

    Well done on the IMDB page of your own… are you going to pay in order to add a photo and your other credits?

    • Oh cool. I didn't realise it was the Mohinder actor 🙂

      I think to add photo etc I have to sign up to the pro account or something. I find the IMDB site incredibly confusing. I had signed up for the pro trial but then half way through realised that adding people's credits to films whether yours or others has nothing to do with having a pro account.

      I think they have another pay listing service which is specifically for putting your résumé on IMDB.

      Regarding getting other credits up there I think the film has to be submitted by someone else. Not sure that I can randomly add films. Like I say, their site is very poorly laid out and confusing!