Interviews are already under way for an unusual ‘meet-and-greet’ position – as a zombie scarer at Thorpe Park. After a more conventional face-to-face interview, applicants donned creepy head-to-toe zombie costumes, before undergoing a one-hour session in the make-up chair to complete the look required for a 127ft (38.7 metres) climb onto the platform of one of the rollercoasters. And the job is clearly not for the faint-hearted as several of those who applied failed the ‘head for heights’ test. Interviews for more than 200 high-flying positions took place ahead of the announcement that the Surrey theme park will be staging a Year Of The Walking Dead in conjunction with AMC’s global TV phenomenon. Wannabe zombies are required to meet strict ‘scare-factor’ criteria including the ability to frighten guests in any environment, coping with sudden screams from thrill-seekers, and keeping in character in any … [Read more...] about The weirdest job interview ever? Apply now tbe a Thorpe Park Walking Dead ‘scarer’
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Have you ever wanted to hear a Harry Potter story told by Rick Grimes from the Walking Dead? That might still be a while away, but here's the next best thing. The Walking Dead actor Andrew Lincoln will be the voice for the audio book, Quidditch Through The Ages. Written in 2001 by "Kennilworthy Whisp" - definitely JK Rowling - the book details the Harry Potter sport since its theoretical inception. One downside, however, is that listeners likely won't be hearing the book read in Rick Grime's thick southern American accent. The London-born actor Lincoln will probably read the book in his usual British accent. According to Nerdist, Lincoln said he was thrilled to be joining the Harry Potter universe in some way. "The Wizarding world is one that I always wanted to get the chance to step into," Lincoln said. "What makes this project so special is not only that it allowed me opportunities to create something my kids love and enjoy, but it also supports great causes, like Comic Relief and … [Read more...] about The Walking Dead season 8 delayed because Rick Grimes is busy playing quidditch?
The mother of a stuntman who died after falling 20ft from a balcony onto a concrete floor while filming zombie drama The Walking Dead is taking legal action. John Bernecker, 33, passed away on 12 July after succumbing to a head injury sustained days earlier. The 6' 1" stuntman's cause of death was listed as blunt force trauma. Susan Bernecker filed a wrongful death suit on Tuesday (23 January) in Gwinnett County State against the show's network AMC and other parties, saying his death could have been prevented. She claims that AMC Networks Inc. "orchestrated and enforced a pattern of filming and producing 'The Walking Dead' cheaply and, ultimately, unsafely". AMC is also accused of pressuring production company Stalwart Films to work with unreasonably low budgets, which led to inadequate safety precautions. Susan, who is seeking a jury trial and asks for punitive and compensatory damages as well as attorney fees, hopes that taking a stand will force film and television companies to … [Read more...] about The Walking Dead: Mother of stuntman who fell 20ft onto concrete floor files wrongful death lawsuit
ACTOR Andrew Lincoln, who many will recognise as Rick Grimes from the US hit series The Walking Dead, was spotted enjoying Stroud’s bowling alley last week. The international superstar who landed his first majoy TV role as Egg in BBC drama This Life happily posed for photographs with staff and customers when he popped in to Stroud Bowl for a couple of games on Friday. Apparently this is not the first time that Andrew has been seen in the town, it is believed that he visits friends and family from the area a couple of times a year. … [Read more...] about Walking Dead actor Andrew Lincoln spotted at Stroud Bowl
HORROR fans, rejoice! The Walking Dead has been renewed for a ninth season and the show is getting a big overhaul behind the scenes with a new showrunner.The zombie epic is said to be worth more than one billion US dollars, so it's no surprise that bosses want to extend the run.Former co-exec producer and write Angela Kang will take over as showrunner for the ninth season after being with the show for the past seven years.President of AMC network Charlie Collier has said: "This is an enormously important day for the entire The Walking Dead television universe."We are proud to acknowledge Angela's significant contribution to the series and to set a clear path forward for a ninth season under her direction."Charlie went on to pay tribute to former showrunner Scott M Gimple who has been promoted to the role of Chief Content Officer, adding: "Further, with grattitude and admiration, we also recognise Scott's broad impact on, and leadership of, the content that fuels our TWD universe."New … [Read more...] about The Walking Dead will return for a ninth season