Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Corsets & Crinolines - Intel Ultrabook ad

A couple of months ago, I was lucky enough to be cast as a featured extra in a global Intel advert. It has been out for a couple of weeks now, and I've had a number of tweets from as far afield as Australia, asking if the tall, bonneted lady was, in fact, me. It is indeed, and while I got no dialogue and not exactly masses of screen time, it remains the most exciting, and indeed best-paid job of my 'acting' (by which I mean 'supporting artiste') career.

Here's the full advert! It was filmed in Sunderland train station on a chilly nightshoot, and at the Bluebell Railway in Sussex. It's a tried-and-tested (for Intel) concept - their new Ultrabook is so modern and cutting edge that it makes the protagonist go back in time.



Blink and you'll miss me! Seeing the three days condensed into 45 seconds means you miss a lot of the very carefully thought-out detail as well. Do take note of the modern, orange high-vis clad cleaner who becomes the chimney sweep, the newsagent and the policeman, even the bags and the clothing we're all wearing is specially chosen to be the same colours in both eras.

Here are some badly-taken iPhone snaps from the set!


The full costume and bonnet... only just long enough for lanky old me! 


Seeing period-costumed extras on mobile phones is always amusing.
I LOVED the lampshade dress on the right. 



The urchin and I. As much as I like this costume, I definitely think it adds about ten years!

Have you seen the ad on telly yet? Do look out for me!

Fleur xx
DiaryofaVintageGirl.com

30 comments:

  1. Oh how neat!! Congrats to you! You look darling! xox

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  2. Congratulations, that is such a wonderful addition to your career! I have seen this advert many times but simply just hadn't reconized you! I love the costume,
    Love Lil x
    www.littleliloflondon.blogspot.com

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  3. Haha that is so cool ad :DD How cool that you are in it, congrats ! You look so lovely!

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  4. Oh what a fun project, congrats on the ad! How neat. And the costumed women on their cell phones is really quite adorable and hilarious at the same time. :)

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  5. That's cool! I haven't seen the advert yet. But did I also see your face used in photograph form on that Bletchley park murders series?

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  6. I LOVE this ad - but have to confess I have missed you when I have seen it on t'telly. Must pay better attention!

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  7. That's supa cool! Although I wish you had some lines cause I liked your voice when I listened to your tutorials!;)

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  8. I saw this advert a few days ago and didn't realise it was you!
    That outfit is great!

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  9. That's so cool! I much prefer your outfit to the outfit on "skinny jeans girl".

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  10. I've seen this so many times! I never realised it was you! How silly of me!

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  11. Very cool ad!! I did see you =)

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  12. I have seen the ad..... and it IS you!!! How wonderful!!!!

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  13. How fantastically exciting! I'm delighted for you and hope that this is only the beginning of a long and prosperous career in front of a movie camera.

    ♥ Jessica

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  14. OOH! I HAD seen it once but hadn't paid a ton of attention. So exciting for you! You look great!

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  15. so cool! you look great in this outfit!
    and the ad is so cute! )
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  16. You are beautiful! I also had an fiming experience recently, stylized around late 20's
    http://nchick.blogspot.com/2012/11/cinema.html

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  17. Amazing! I've followed this blog for so long now that when this came on the telly I went 'I KNOW HER'. And then everyone looked at me and I had to explain that... well, I just read her blog. But I feel like I know you, so that's good enough for me! I'm starting to think I'm sounding a little creepy, so I'll go and stand over here now...

    (lovely outfit)

    www.foodfashfit.com.

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  18. YES!! I've seen it (in Australia no less).In fact, just as I was reading this post, it came on :) Well done!

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  19. Awesome job Fleur! My boyfriend works for Intel in R&D here in the states. You look very lovely as usual.

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  20. Congratulations on the commercial! Your photogenic self shows up beautifully on film and you look amazing in period costume, Fleur with your tiny waist.

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  21. Congratulations! So exciting. I haven't seen it yet, but I don't watch too much TV and I'm not sure if it is airing in Australia. Love the girls checking their phones in costume.

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  22. I've seen a different version to that ad and you're seen in it a lot more.

    I was the same as Food, Fash and Fit who commented above...I yelled "I KNOW her!" and then had to explain that I don't know-know I just read the blog! LOL!

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  23. Ahaha! I've seen that ad! I was like 'She looks familiar!' Congrats!!

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  24. Saw the ad in Arizona...I made my husband rewind it so I could make sure it was you! You're famous!!

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  25. Hello Fleur. I've seen this ad in Australia, and just realised it was you! Congrats on being featured in the ad! I've also, been reading your blog for awhile now (first time commenting) and love to read all about your adventures. Great job! :)

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  26. I just saw this ad in Chicago today, yay!

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  27. People lived in past years they used to wear corsets. i think they want show they are beautiful and rich. Nowadays corset is normal fashion for girls. Our company making every kind of corset that suits for every events.

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  28. I just saw your commercial in LA! Usually UK commercials don't come over.

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