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September 2018

Footballing school head puts best foot forward in film

Language school principal, Mark Rendell, has made his film debut. He appears in The Bromley Boys, a feel good film that is set for release on DVD next month.


Mark, who works at St Giles International London Central, plays a Bromley Football Club (FC) player in the film which is based on a hilarious novel by Dave Roberts about the worst football team in Britain in the swinging 60s.

Mark who lives in the borough, is a Bromley FC season ticket holder who answered a call for supporting actors on the club’s website.

He was shocked to be offered a role as a football player: ‘I guess the fact that I was slightly over-weight and hadn’t kicked a ball for fifteen years made me the perfect choice for a place in the worst football team in Britain,’ said Mark.

He attended the film premiere at Wembley Stadium rubbing shoulders with a number of well-known British actors who starred in the film, including Martine McCutcheon, star of Love Actually, Alan Davies of QI fame and Brenock O’Conner who plays Olly in Game of Thrones.

Mark found the experience addictive and enjoyed the excitement when the camera was rolling.

He appeared in most of the football scenes, where he ‘always seemed to be running in … the wrong direction’.

Despite Mark’s new found fame he is keeping his feet firmly planted on the ground and he confirmed that he won’t be taking his talents to Hollywood just yet.

The Bromley Boys DVD is set for release on October 22.

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