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Student brushes up on football skills to play with Robbie Williams

By Somerset Guardian  |  Posted: October 13, 2012

  • BIG MATCH: Robbie Williams celebrates scoring a goal against Midsomer Norton actor Scott Stevenson, with Olly Murs, left, during shooting of an advert for the singer’s new fashion range Farrell Clothing

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A Midsomer Norton man working his way through university as a supporting actor had to brush up his football skills for his latest role alongside singer Robbie Williams.

Scott Stevenson, 29, will be shown playing a goalkeeper in an advert for the star's new autumn and winter Farrell Clothing fashion range after spending a day kicking a football around with him, and singer Olly Murs.

The advert involved Mr Stevenson and other supporting actors playing in a five-a-side football match in the middle of a busy London park.

He said: "Details had to be very secret and we all got driven to the site in a blacked-out car and had to hide Robbie and Olly out of public view before filming could begin.

"As people passed by walking their dogs, no one seemed to know what was happening as cameras were carefully out of view – it just looked as though a few mates were having a kick about.

"We spent about ten hours having a laugh playing football before we wrapped and Robbie caught a flight back to LA."

Mr Stevenson is studying environmental science at Bath Spa University and said he chose acting as he needed a flexible job but has no aspirations to become a full-time actor.

He joined a few agencies and acted in student films and low-budget productions before attend castings and auditions, landing roles in films and TV series.

Mr Stevenson has recently won a role in the new Simon Pegg comedy World's End which is due to be released next year.

He is also a supporting artist on the film production of Les Miserables starring Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman, playing a member of the chain gang.

Mr Stevenson can also be seen as a recurring and persistent policeman zombie alongside actors Corey Feldman and Termininator 2's Edward Furlong in The Zombie King which was filmed around Shepton Mallet and Blagdon, and is due for release soon.

In all he has worked on 11 films including the recently released The Wedding Video where he was also comedian Rufus Hound's body double.

Mr Stevenson said: "Because I was of similar size. I had to go through his movements so the director could achieve what he needed regards to lighting, camera angles and interacting with other cast etc."

His appearances on television include Lewis, Casualty, Trollied, Skins and more recently in Doctor Who where he had a small acting role in an episode due to be shown early next year.

But while he enjoys his acting work he is looking forward to forging a career in the environmental sector.

Mr Stevenson said: "I have no aspirations of becoming a full-time actor but appearing in the odd film or TV show is a lot of fun and great for a bit of extra cash."

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