Probably about 20 years ago or more as a domestic appliance engineer, I would constantly get called 'Del Boy' from my customers - not because I was a wheeler dealer or ripping them off!! But in looks!! It was a constant "You're a DelBoy Lookalike and even a DelBoy Soundalike" - it got to the point of growing a moustache to disguise the look! 13 years ago I joined a drama group. I was asked to do a small part in panto - I ended up doing the Dame!!(Oh yes I did!!)
It was a brilliant feeling on stage - the buzz was excellent. Then it was plays and cabarets and then more pantos, plays and cabarets - sometimes I was doing two drama groups at the same time. Years ago I was doing a cabaret and at the interval, word was that a lot of the audience thought David Jason was on stage!! When the "write up" in the paper followed the next week it commented - 'is Maurice Canham really Del Boy!! - Mange Tout - I'd had enough. I phoned a look-alike agency and never looked back.
People ask me - Well what do I do!?!
Apart from being a Del Boy Lookalike and a DelBoy Soundalike, I interact with people by telling jokes, selling dodgy gear (Del Boy Style!) and entertain by ad-libbing with witticisms that will create laughter at any event all in Delboy lingo. A proven icebreaker at any social and corporate occasions. Will meet and greet, mix and mingle, do anything basically, but pole dance!!
Functions: - I've done loads of them including:
BBC, ITV, Dell Computers, Orange, Vodafone, Siemens, UKGold, Royal Bank of Scotland, EasyJet, British Gas, Tescos, Virgin, Next, Marks & Spencer, BMW, Rover, Mercedes, Honda, Sharp, Thorntons etc.. etc.. etc.. is it getting boring?
This is to let you know Del Boy fits in anywhere and everywhere - Mange Tout!! I've even done loads of weddings - interrupting speeches, guest from hell!! Birthdays / Bar Mitzvahs, advertising, voiceovers, corporate videos etc.. etc. - If it's not down, ASK!! - He who dares!!!