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Frankie Oatway.(Strippers Actor) and Alan Barnes Actors Coach

Alan Barnes actor and Actors coach

Alan and i met 14 months ago when being cast and working on a commercial together in Germany’s capital Berlin .We were both invited to go along to an audition for a big commercial at the time we didn’t know each other at the audition and even after we were told we got the part.

It wasn’t until we were about to board the flight that we realised we were going to the same shoot in Berlin.I will never forget the first words that left Alan’s mouth he looked at the size of my suitcase and noticed how big and heavy it was and said (You planing on staying for a year) I laughed and said well know not really mate its just that i do tend to try and ware my own clothes as much as possible for any sort of filming if i get the choice you know what i mean) From there on over the course of the next few days Alan and i became very close friends

The commercial was a German production and extremley proffessional and a German director you can imagine the laughes we had doing this.The set up was we were builders on a German building site about to order our lunch me being the largest of the gang .We are all in a Portacabin sitting round a table.

Im looking at everyone opening there lunch boxes and they start looking at me sitting there with nothing.All of a sudden the door flies open and in walks a Sushi delivery fella he shouts out (Who ordered to Sushi.)

The others were supposed to look supprised when my hand goes up and say yes its mine in German .Well they done about 12 takes and by the time i finnished i was about two stone heavier.What made it worse i had to say it in German it gets worse the director said in a typicle German accent.(You will eat zaa pizza Frankie and zen look at zee others and startz a laughing)

Well we all looked at eachother and pissed our selves it was a bad version of The Great Escape very funny. After finishing the commercial that day we all went to a beer festival and had a great time the commercial is about to be released over the coming weeks.

From that week onwards Alan and i are now best friends at the time i was about to take part in several productions although very new to the industry Alan took time to look at some of the work i was doing .One was a Theatre production he imediatly offered to help me get into shape to perform for the project.

Like always good to his word Alan worked with me like no one i know Alan didnt let on but he is an excellent acting coach and put me through my paces.I was playing the lead part in the show so the part was very demanding. To this day without Alan i would never got through it.

Alan was an english teacher in his early years and that along with his ability to coach was a dream come true in my mind the best in the game at coaching actors .If i was to give anyone some advice who wants some guidence and from a proffesional this man will do the business .And give you all the tools you need to get you ready for either an audition or for film TV or Theatre

To this day i know my success would have been very different if i never met Alan the name of his set up is called BU think about it  simple really.Please feel free to take a look at the clip below and take time to make a note of his mobile number along with IMBD links.

Alan  is very modest anyone that really knows this man will know he doesnt blow his own trumpet. When one day he out the blue he told me he worked reguler on BBCs Eastenders ITVs The Bill and endless other tv productions to many to name .

In fact it was Alan who played Bent Old Bill in the episode in Eastenders who nicked Dirty Den.A record audience was recorded for viewing figures and Alan was right in the middle of it.

Along with this he played a reguler part in The West End hit The Graduate with Kathleen Turner and Jerry Hall .The storys Alan has to tell are brilliant and you will be hearing many more of them on here over the coming years .

Alan run his own Theatre company and made his mark in the industry for over twenty years he has to many credits to mention but one West End producer by the name of Terry Johnson cast Alan in the TV production of COR BLIMEY the story of Barbera windsor and Sid James relationship.

Yet another great body of work by the dark horse Alan Barnes his work speaks volumes. Below is another typical exapmple of how Alan is so very versitle.Last year i was cast to play a corrupt Police Detevtive in a film by Phil Visili .Called The Crack i told Alan about the film and asked him if he would be interested in coming along for the day.

Low and behold Alan turned up i suggested to Phil it would be blinding if Alan could play one of the parts in the film. That very day Alan took part and nailed it like always. Please take time to look at the video clip below. Hope you enjoy it and find Alans story interesting feel free to contact Alan for advice and your coaching needs


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18 Nov 2011 – 2 min – Uploaded by thecrackfilm
A trailer of the film The Crack written and directed by Phil Vasili. Uploaded by thecrackfilm on Nov 18 

IMBD movie data base for Alan Barnes British actor please take time to look at the list of Film and TV Credits

Alans Mobile number  UK 07785917429 for Acting Coaching needs(BU)


Frankie Oatway. Radio interview with Paul Neal Rohra and Anthony Musco Castle Rock Radio 31.10.2012

This is a interview i done recently with an American Radio Station The Paul Neal Rohra Radio Hour  and Anthony Musco from Castle Rock Radio in Colorado USA Hosted by Paul Rohra and Anthony Musco.Please click on this Link to listen to the show(Click here to view.and listen

The show took place 31st October 2012 .Paul and Anthony were talking to me regarding a new music track (Frankie Getting Dirty With 3 Strippers) And the new TV show Strippers Cars For Cash by National Geographic Channel.Here is the link so you can listen to the track and also the ringtone that is now available for download please click on the link below to listen and download

Paul and Anthony like always  have given me all the support and encouragement in the world from the very day i started acting i cant thank them enough. They also gave me a chance to talk about many subjects including new projects i will be involved in over the coming months.

A film The Ref screened at The San Josey Film Festival in Hollywood on the  19th October 2012 now awaiting for results and responses. Also we talk about the content of Strippers the comedy value the idea behind the show how its going.

And my part in the show and how i got the part and how it can inspire the young and old regarding how to make money out of scrap metal.We also talk about  the language and slang’s i use in my everyday life that are now having an impact and a following.

National Geographic Channel have created a Frankie Thesaurus link on there website they introduce the public into my way of speaking or terms i use that has a direct link to the London accent my own way of talking if you like. The youngsters and adults are finding it very funny and even repeating the phrases to me in the street.Below are the links to Pauls show and Nat Geo Frankies Thesaurus.I do hope you find it interesting and tune into and become regular listeners to Paul’s show


Frankie’s Thesaurus – Niagras – National Geographic Channel

23 Oct 2012 – Frankie’s Thesaurus from Strippers: Cars For Cash on National Geographic Channel.

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Click here to view. and listen to the interview and below the jingles  for the show on Castlrockradio (Strippers Cars For cash.Jingle For Castlerockradio) Strippers Cars For Cash Jingle For Castlerockradio

Roaring Success Radio Hour on Wednesdays at 9a PT/10a MT/12p ET

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This is some behind the scenes footage of the new TV series Strippers Cars For Cash by National Geographic.In these videos is a family of boxers The Upton’s who kindly volunteered to take part in the episode.

I take a car door to Essex to a well known Boxing Gym although it was the most unlikely place to do a deal it made perfect sense for the comedy value alone.

The door was from a Volkswagen Golf that was only fit for the tip.The director of the show decided it would be hilarious if i took the door to a group of Boxers in there Gym as always i arrive uninvited while they were in the middle of one of there training sessions.

Out the blue in i walk in all dolled up like i was about to go to The Talk Of The Town there i was struggling with the door.I get to the Gym and like always i looked like i was as nutty as a fruit cake about as sensible as a chocolate fire guard if you like.

In i go and interrupt one of there training sessions immediately they looked in shock in the meantime the boys then decided to put me through my paces and asked me to hold one of the big punch bags while one of them punched the living daylights out of it-me

Finally i managed to sell the door and walk out with the money. This episode is called Hatch Back Heroes and will be aired very soon on all Nat Geo Channels

Hope you find  the videos entertaining



National Geographic .StrippersCars For Cash . Frankie Oatway…Share

30 Sep 2012 – 26 sec – Uploaded by collombia100
This is a new TV series By National Graphic Channel Produced by Attaboy TV.. Frankie Oatway The dodgy 



Nat Geo .Strippers Cars for Cash. .Frankie Oatway – YouTube…Share

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National Geographic .Strippers Cars For Cash.A new TV series about to be released 8th Oct 10pm .Behind 


Frankie Oatway

During the filming of National Geographic new TV series Strippers Cars For Cash I was sent all over the country. To try and find the right motors along with this i was sent out on the road to sell the parts that were Stripped off the cars to the punters.

It was very funny at times we couldn’t stop laughing it was a deliberate idea by the director to send me to the places throughout the country.Especially in The North of England and The West Country knowing my accent and the way i speak would be impossible to understand.

At times i couldn’t understand myself the various sales and unusual selling techniques i use while i go through the process of selling i have to admit i look at the punters and see how very confused they look while I’m talking. They have no idea what is about to happen and if anything nine times out of ten they don’t know weather to laugh or walk away.

Its all very light hearted and such a laugh we shake hands after every deal and even to this day we have connected as friends outside the production.

One sale was to take place at an old Airfield in The North Of England Warwickshire. Now i can understand anyone who lives outside Hammersmith Broadway let alone Warwickshire but that is exactly what they wanted to do to make it funny.

Even worse the punter was a geezer from Newcastle a Geordie his name is Frazer he has no idea what is about to happen. The location now being used as a race track for high speed Sports Cars and Motorbikes. There i was dressed to the nines in a black suit pink shirt about a hundred and twenty degrees

The director said (Right Frankie this is what i want you to do get into the white transit van  we will load the old engine and diff and you drive round the track and pull up to sell the parts to Frazer on the actual race track.I looked at himand thought he must be on the old Colombian marching powder or something. Anyway off i went

The cars and bikes were going ten to the dozen and scared the crap out of me wooosh then wooosh wooosh again.Onwards and upwards I drive round the track cars flying past like something out of Wacky Races.

There was old Jumbo Jets and Harrier Jump Jets parked up it was amazing to see but a bit scary my arse was hanging out like a red sock at times with the noise.

There i was now driving on the racetrack in my White Transit Van i couldn’t have looked more out of place if i wanted to.The crew and director arrived and parked and set up the cameras and waited for me to do the deal with Frazer.

I pull up jump out armed with a mouth full of Cola drops. Frazer is there i start talking Frazer never doing this kind of thing before just stands there in total silence.I thought oh dear im bang in trouble here. So i start talking and decide not to let Frazer get a word in edgways.

What Frazer didn’t realise is that is exactly what the director wanted it was hilarious the director and the crew were pissing themselves laughing while this sale was taking place.

All i can say is i must have looked like a mix between Alf Garnet Del Trotter and Ken Dodd on special K. Frazer didn’t realise just how very good he was in fact if it wasn’t for him this scene would not have been half as funny.Below is the clip hope you find it amusing












Nat Geo.Strippers Cars For Cash.Frankie Oatway – YouTube…Share

30 Sep 2012 – 2 min – Uploaded by collombia100
This is some behind the scenes footage of a new TV series by TheNational Geographic Channel .Produced 

Frankie Oatway

Here is the link that will take you to the National Geographic Channels new TV series Strippers Cars For Cash online channel also below are more great shots and  one of many stills for the poster that were taken during filming the series of National Geographic Channels Strippers Cars For Cash.

The photography is excellent as you can see .These shots were taken during the film shoot of the trailer for the series an old warehouse in a breakers yard in South East London.The idea of the shoot was to use the the term Strippers to make an impact on the public and draw attention to the show a great idea it certainly worked.

Immediately it got the punters interested and the buzz around the series was brilliant even before it was aired.Once again the breakers yard was converted to a sort of Strip club with a massive car pit and a raised stage area if you like that allowed me to do the various scenes required for the filming .A group of extras were used and made to look like mechanics and even a young model dressed in clothing to look like it was a strip club. It was a big shoot and the production values speak for itself . Added to this post is the trailer for the series along with one of many posters and link to the Nat Geo Strippers website








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2 Oct 2012
INTERACT. MORE. Cash for Scrap. Launch promo for Strippers:Cars For Cash on National Geographic 

Brand new StrippersCars For Cash on Nat Geo UK – YouTube…Share

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Brand new StrippersCars For Cash Mondays at 10PM on National Geographic Channel. Join two teams of 

Frankie Oatway .Singing Getting Dirty With 3 Strippers

The song and ringtone called (Frankie Getting Dirty With 3 Strippers) is now available to purchase and download on ITunes .

I was recently approached by a music producer Dappo from Toaster Studios Cable street in London’s East End. We had lunch and decided a cockney Rap would be a great idea using the old school London accent phrases and slang’s revolved around the new National Geographic TV series Strippers Cars For Cash .

Dappo suggested i should maybe think about another direction singing would make a change and who knows a cult following would be great.This is one of many songs i will be doing over the coming weeks. Its great im looking forward to what comes out of this.Who knows a new career out the blue .

The way i speak would help rediscover the London accent i seem to be getting a following since i started the series Strippers from the UK and now all over Europe.

The language i speak is from the old school that is now become a dying lost language instead its now mixed up with a new age version of slang’s.

Dappo thought a good idea would be if i used phrases and words in the track i use everyday. It was such a good laugh my first time at this type of thing but once i got going it seemed to be easy

Dappo and the fellas at Toaster studios helped me through the process .Attaboy TV producers of the TV series Strippers came along to film me singing the track in the recording studio.Now in the process of post production the video will be released over the next few weeks. I think it will definitely be a club track its already about to be played on an American radio station next Wed 31st on the Paul Rohra Roaring Success Radio Hour on 5pm UK… 9am US MTN time.Also Paul and Anthony liked the track so much that they asked me if Dappo would kindly produce a Jingle for there show using the track . Please tune in and listen to the song and jingle Strippers Cars For Cash Radio jingle.For Castlerockradio .You never know it may get the birds up and dancing round there pension books .Please click on the link below now available on Itunes download and listen to the track and the ringtone for your phones   

Frankie Oatway .Strippers Cars For Cash TV series Episode 3 American Muscle 22nd Oct

Tonight on Nat Geo and Nat Geo+1 and Nat Geo HD Channels will be broadcasting Episode 3 American Muscle 22nd October 2012 this episode like so many has some very funny moments.if you’ve seen the trailers for the show you would have seen me with my head in my hands there is a perfectly good reason for this.

its got something to do with the car choice i made unfortunately it had to be done there was no other option.The only type of car we had available with the look and especially the condition was vital to create this episode there’s not to many Thunderbirds available in The UK. And you definitely wouldn’t send this one out to rescue someone. It looks like its been well and truly FABd Virgil.Brains must have done a disappearing act and went down the boozer when he clapped eyes on this car.

It left me to buy the motor from a farmer in the North of England and low and behold when the motor was revealed to me for the first time no one was more shocked than me.It had moss growing on it there was Foxes sleeping in it .The windscreen looked like it had been in a bad episode of Dukes of Hazad instead of diving through the side window to get in someone looked like they dived through the front one. It was rolled and the only thing that worked was the electric seat belts even they was on the blink.

There is some great scenes to this episode the car itself was at one point in its life a great car the engine is massive and it will be interesting to see who i sell it to on tonight’s show.

The seats have a great story to them the punter comes down from up north to meet  me at my office or should i say my command post. They arrive and look shocked at the state of my office and set up junk yards of all junk yards .They then try to explain to me how they make office furniture out of car seats.

Again the language barrier kicks in they think i sound like I’m talking Eskimo language with a London accent .What unfolds is like something out of Crossroads except I’m playing the part of Benny.The fellas try to explain and demonstrate how they put the frame and seats together. All i do is get in there way and make something simple look very complicated very funny. Its a must to watch photos and video will be posted here over the next few days hope you enjoy tonight’s show

Frankie Oatway at Santa Pod with Togethia TV 26th 27th October 2012

Santa Pod Drag and Drift car racing circuit is one of the biggest in Europe Flame and Thunder. Friday the 26th and Saturday 27t October 2012 is going to be a great couple of days. I will be on the starting grid interviewing some of the biggest names in the business Including Ken Block  one of the worlds best .

Togethia  TV producer Peter Farrow is going to put me through my paces yet again has organised for me to drive a Drift car at high speed. Photos and videos of the event will be available on here next week.Below is an example of Peters great work .Hope you like it please follow the Youtube link.During the Nat Geo TV series Strippers Cars For Cash one of the cars i bought was a Subaru Impreza from Jap performance parts in Crawly. Saj  the owner of the company suggested it would be a good idea if he allowed me to be a passenger in one of his Drift cars and be driven and terrified by top class drift car racer Walton Smith .Well me being me it should be a piece of cake. Well he took off like S..T off a shovel i almost left myself behind when he started driving.There was smoke burning rubber. It was that fast .Driving sideways isn’t my game walking yes but driving no

Frankie Oatway on Location for The film 24 weeks shooting 5th 6th 7th August 2011

The Trailor for the feature film 24 Weeks will be taking place from the 5th to the 7th August 2011.On location between Manchester and Burnley.This film is based on a couple struggling with life and the ups and downs in married life.They decide to have a baby and during the pregnancy things get very tough for the couple. Frankie has been selected to play the father by producer Alan Weeks .This trailer will be released in October 2011 showing the world what a great story this is.Alan has put so much effort into the production and researched the characters down to fine detail. Frankie from London will be working amongst some very talented people from the North of England. The Wrap party will be taking place this week end .The locations will include a local Hospital in Manchester and various housing estates in Burnley in the North of England.

Frankie Oatway the film The Crack 4th July 2011 rehearsal

Frankie Oatway will be busy rehearsing  for the film production The Crack on the 4th July 2011. Written and produced by Phil Visili. This story is based on some true events in Phil’s life.A book he recently wrote called Felt and Battened. it shows the tough times a builder from London faces not only in the business but private life. Frankie plays a powerful part of a corrupt police detective. Filmed on location in North London. Along with this production Phil is also going to cast Frankie for the Walter Tull story playing the part of a football coach. Again the Tull story is going to be a great production based on the life of Walter Tull a Black soldier fighting on the front line for his country. Not only was this man a hero but shows the pain he had to endure with racism in the British army during the first world war. Walter was an exceptional footballer and played for spurs football club .Frankie will be playing the part tottenham hot spur football coach Terry Warren to be shot early 2012