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Under the Radar: The Mike Edmonds Story (2016)

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The story of one of cinema's true professionals, "little person" Mike Edmonds, from his early life in Essex to the Star Wars franchise, Time Bandits, the RSC and beyond.


Simon Frith





Credited cast:
David Bell David Bell ... Himself
Mark Billingham Mark Billingham ... Himself
Jeremy Bulloch ... Himself
Vin Burnham ... Herself
Mike Edmonds ... Himself
Paul Elliott Paul Elliott ... Himself
Colin Firth ... Himself
Terry Gilliam ... Himself
Geof Harwood Geof Harwood ... Himself
Sue Hodge ... Herself
Danny John-Jules ... Himself
Darren Kent ... Himself
Kelly Lewis Kelly Lewis ... Herself
Day Murch Day Murch ... Himself
Michael Palin ... Himself


Since his first break in Ken Loach's Black Jack (1979), Mike Edmonds has stolen scenes in some of cinema's biggest movies (Time Bandits, Return of the Jedi, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Harry Potter and more) and worked extensively in theatre, TV and radio. A true "actor's actor" who's also a huge hit with fans, he's met the challenges imposed by achondroplasia (or dwarfism) with his immense talent and a true dedication to the craft. This fascinating and warm-hearted documentary follows Mike from his early life in rural Essex (and dreams of joining the circus) to a life-changing decision to answer an advert for "midgets" in The Stage. The career that followed has been truly remarkable, encompassing Hollywood blockbusters, a stint with the Royal Shakespeare Company, iconic TV series like Maid Marian and Her Merry Men, pop videos and, of course, the occasional panto. Along with his fine acting skills, Mike's athleticism, endurance and sheer good humour have made him a favourite of countless...

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8 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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Red Stable Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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What a lovely documentary
28 September 2019 | by dee_tailsSee all my reviews

What a lovely insight into the life of a man who's entertained so many for so many years rooted in some of the most iconic movies of our/my childhood. His happy outlook is completely infectious and inspirational. What a life, what a career he's had and is still having backed and verified by those who have all worked with him and been inspired by him.

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