The Grinch

Here in the UK, on the 9th November, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch hits cinema screens, and recent advertising of the movie has brought back some fond memories for me.

Back in 2015, when I was still involved in the local political scene, I was asked if I would like to help the fledgling Whitehaven Town Council to put on Christmas celebrations. I was happy to oblige.

My role for the event was in helping with planning and advertising of the event. I was also a volunteer photographer & videographer. One of the most popular attractions that the team secured for the event was Grinch lookalike, Mark Bowes.

I captured all the fun on video. To date, my Grinch video clips have been seen by hundreds of millions, worldwide, via YouTube, TV, the Press, and Social Media.

Oh, it’s because I’m green, isn’t it?

The Grinch is a misanthropic and egotistical creature who despises Christmas and the people of Whoville and occasionally pulls dangerous and harmful practical jokes on them with vengeance. Watch Mark in action:

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    1. It was fun to record. You probably heard me trying to stifle my laughter. We had to apologise over the tree – everything was unscripted. Lol

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