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Adam Pearson Asks Why Actors Still Crip Up

September 11, 2018

The actor Adam Pearson has a similar condition to Joseph Merrick, whose story was told in The Elephant Man. When the BBC was remaking the biopic, he did not even get an audition. This is why he calls cripping up the 2018 version of blacking up.

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  1. mark taha permalink
    September 11, 2018 11:38 am

    What’s wrong with blacking up-or whiting up-or any other kind of makeup?It’s called acting! First requirement is that you look right.

  2. September 12, 2018 8:04 am

    Well Adam Pearson **not even getting an audition** says it all.

    But then it’s the ATOS-CAPITA-BBC

    (£560Million)
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2017/new-contract-technology-services
    Previously –
    http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240214384/BBC-starts-search-for-suppliers-to-replace-2bn-Atos-outsourcing-deal
    CAPITA-BBC
    http://www.capita-dis.co.uk/case-study/bbcs-tv-licensing-service
    “In 2011, Capita won the contract to administer the BBC’s TV Licensing function for 8 years.”

    So what does he expect?

    “What’s wrong with blacking up-or whiting up”

    Er –

    .

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