By that even on the show many people had no idea who he is.
Althou to be honest he has changed.
He seems to have lost that 80's look he seemed to have had for years.
And he looked old.
I am not sure how old he is but I bet he looks older than he is.
In fact he did not look well.
His problem is that he has not done mainstream. Ie ron jerramy is well known as he is on tv all the time. plus ron geramy is larger than life.
I watched it. I like the guy, he seems like an all around nice guy.
He was wanting a role in a soap opera or something similar, no soap opera is going to take an ex porn star on. I could see him working in comedy shows or as a stand up.
Kinky Dollars is the only thing that converts anymore
he got done at Heathrow once if i recall
shooting in the multi storey carpark
agreed it took some nuts to shoot anything more than
Razzle shit in those days.. attitudes to porn have changed
dramatically since, particularly since the advent of the web
so yes, the old boys acted as pioneering xxx minesweepers
for the rest of us.. but nevertheless they still laughed all the
way to the bank for a decade pre-web, when physical product
& distribution was King.. seriously doubt many of them would
be driving Ferrari's if they started out in the current climate..
bottom line.. Ben Dover ain't the sharpist knife in the box imo
but nevertheless he still had business acumen and took risks
which defined him as a true old skool porn entrepreneur
i also empathised with a lot of what he said.. particularly when he mentioned
that in private a LOT of people knew him, but would never admit to it in public..
( same reason no fucker i know wants to add me on fucking Facebook LOL )
but whenever he encountered anything remotely intellectual
he dismissed it immediately as "a load of bollocks"
he may be cock-sure, but he sure ain't brain-sure..
guy is packed full of insecurities.. he said it himself
that without his big dick he would probably be struggling..
regards his aspirations for mainstream stardom.. i think he's
just afflicted with a severe case of vanity.. he obviously loves
personally i think he SHOULD typecast himself in mainstream
as the stereotypical cockney gangster / pimp / porno guy
watching him play posh roles was proper cringeworthy..
However (AND I COULD WELL BE WRONG) I think that you may be confusing him with Vinny Curran?
He shot a sex in public places vid In the late 90's with Georgette O'Neil, next to the miniature Concorde model they have on the main roundabout outside Heathrow...
But, like I say, I could well be wrong myself
I think I know who you mean by Vince, but Im not 100% sure if Im thinking of the right guy... I met a few times in Dudley, Birmingham where he was the talent for a lot of club17 stuff that a guy use to shoot there.
Cant remember his name either, but he was a huge mountain of a man, but very gently spoken...
The mind plays tricks these days LOL
The main problems now are linked to not eating since August and very very weak. Have good days and do a little posting on them. Even corrected some pictures last week. Hopefully will be right again by March/April then I will take a holiday and after get back to work.
This is the incident I am thinking of though...
http://dictionary.sensagent.com/georgette+neale/en-en/Georgette was arrested with Vinnie Curran in Heathrow Airport while making a video in the main car park. The two of them attracted a large audience from a building site on the net car park who cheered. The noise of which attracted the police to investigate resulting in the arrest of herself, Vinnie Curran and Vinnie Curran's father who was acting as the cameraman. She went to court and was ordered to pay a fine and do community service.
never thought i would ever be FULL of admiration for Grandpa Markham..
but i fucking am now..
massive respect old chap.. you've got serious backbone..
now go away.. before the corner of my eye gets all moist