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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.

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Simon Frith
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David Bell David Bell ... Himself
Mark Billingham Mark Billingham ... Himself
Jeremy Bulloch ... Himself
Vin Burnham 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
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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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The story of the "little man" actor Mike Edmonds
30 May 2016 | by markrathbone-71192See all my reviews

An unashamedly affectionate look at the life of a Time Bandit, an Ewok, Jabba the Hut's tail (really) and Maid Marian's Little Ron among many others. Without being mawkish or indulgent this really does do what it says on the tin - it tells Mike Edmunds story and it would be a "warts n all" portrayal but there doesn't seem to be that many warts either. Heart warming, poignant and inspiring - I could not recommend this more highly. Detailing Mike's early life at home and school and his childhood dream to "run off and join the circus", the story is dotted about with quips from lifelong friends from school, the British film and TV industry and Hollywood A listers such as Mr Terry Gilliam and much of Mike's own, humble words. I was struck by the sheer humanity, humility and downright normalness of such an inspirational man and his story.


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