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BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Quite common for an 18 year old to play a teenager for logistical reasons.
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.
JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Jacq posted:
According to both the Emmerdale wiki and IMDB, Toby Cockerell, who played Scott, was born in 1976, which would mean he was nearly 18 when these episodes were made. Surely not? Scott's meant to be a few weeks off 14 at this point, and he barely even looks that old.

Not beyond the realms of possibility. When I was that age, I looked years younger. I've known males and females with a similar experience.

This happens in all sorts of shows, all the time.
Yeah, it's a common trope. TV Tropes calls it Dawson Casting, because of Dawson's Creek doing this. And the original Power Rangers were 18 or older playing 14.
KE
kernow
JAS84 posted:
Jacq posted:
According to both the Emmerdale wiki and IMDB, Toby Cockerell, who played Scott, was born in 1976, which would mean he was nearly 18 when these episodes were made. Surely not? Scott's meant to be a few weeks off 14 at this point, and he barely even looks that old.

Not beyond the realms of possibility. When I was that age, I looked years younger. I've known males and females with a similar experience.

This happens in all sorts of shows, all the time.
Yeah, it's a common trope. TV Tropes calls it Dawson Casting, because of Dawson's Creek doing this. And the original Power Rangers were 18 or older playing 14.


This sort of thing has been happening in film and TV for decades.

A good example of this is the Railway Children. The eldest of the 2 children were adults. Sally Thomsett who played the middle child was 20, and Jenny Agutter who played the eldest, was actually younger than Sally, at 18.

Another example is the Sound of Music, where Charmian Carr, who played the eldest of the children was 21, and was playing a 16 year old.
NicB1971 and Brekkie gave kudos
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Truth is stranger than fiction...

"Lil' Chris" (aka Chris Hardman, he was on Channel 4's Rock School and launched his music career off the back of his success on the show, before succumbing to depression and suicide in 2015) was 15 years old when he appeared on Rock School in 2006 and hadn't even reached 5ft in height, hence the nickname. He looked very young for his age and was fortunate enough to remain that way until his passing.
NB
NicB1971 Central (West) Midlands Today
JAS84 posted:
Jacq posted:
Not beyond the realms of possibility. When I was that age, I looked years younger. I've known males and females with a similar experience.

This happens in all sorts of shows, all the time.
Yeah, it's a common trope. TV Tropes calls it Dawson Casting, because of Dawson's Creek doing this. And the original Power Rangers were 18 or older playing 14.


This sort of thing has been happening in film and TV for decades.

A good example of this is the Railway Children. The eldest of the 2 children were adults. Sally Thomsett who played the middle child was 20, and Jenny Agutter who played the eldest, was actually younger than Sally, at 18.

Another example is the Sound of Music, where Charmian Carr, who played the eldest of the children was 21, and was playing a 16 year old.


The character of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz was meant to be 11 - Judy Garland was 16 and bound in a corset Rolling Eyes
WH
Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
The character of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz was meant to be 11 - Judy Garland was 16 and bound in a corset Rolling Eyes


Not to mention drugged and starved by the studio so that she would lose weight.
JW
JamesWorldNews Central World News
*allegedly
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JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
*allegedly


I doubt anyone involved in the film is going to sue us for libel now.
JW
JamesWorldNews Central World News
You’ve gotta love TVF, though. Where else would a conversation about Emmerdale Farm lead to comments about a drugged* Judy Garland, a wizard and a talking lion! Love it!






* allegedly
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JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
With a soap connection, the cowardly lion is a dead ringer for Leslie Schofield, who's been in several soap roles over the years Razz

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Ben Shatliff, JamesWorldNews and Brekkie gave kudos
JW
JamesWorldNews Central World News
I’ve never seen him in a mane role though........
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JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
*groan*

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