While watching numerous Aussie-Kiwi encounters recently, I have been struck by Grant Elliott’s face.
Not in a bad way, there’s nothing wrong with it, it’s actually pretty nice, but it is the kind of face that I feel I’ve seen loads before. I haven’t seen as many films as other contributors to this blog, but I’m quite sure Grant Elliot was in all of them, and also in every TV drama/comedy and advert as well, playing the following roles:
In a political film, the adviser to the guy you’re not meant to be getting behind.
The lawyer on the other side in a courtroom drama.
Harried dad of a youngster, in a madcap comedy where the kids are the main characters
Slightly idiotic best friend of the leading man.
Guy working in a high-end Barney’s-style men’s clothing store.
Bit part in a rom com playing an insignificant ex who was inoffensive but not “the one”.
The good, but compromised, Nazi.
The cool guy in a sitcom who looks good but doesn’t really say anything funny.
The businessman who is one of a mixed bag of characters in a disaster movie, who dies early.
Boyfriend of a Chelsea boy in a hip HBO show
Urban professional in an ad for luxury catfood, playing the foil to a woman and a soft grey cat.
Son of shipping magnate who sleazes on shipping magnate’s female employees.