Manuel (Charles Haslett) - Manuel Lookalike | South West(no reviews)
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I (as"Manuel") can be used at corporate and private events, exhibitions and conferences, product launches and openings to meet and greet, mingle, entertain at dinner tables, present prizes, make announcements and cover many other situations.
Ice-breaking and table-hopping quite often with "Basil the rat" climbing up his arm Charles creates a happy atmosphere where guests can laugh at him and relax with each other. Guests love to take "selfies" with Manuel to recall their unique experiences!
At large public events and at Theme Parks I have been used to entertain in character the queues o ... f customers while they wait to gain entry. Also once inside I can keep clients "amused" while they wait for the main act to start .
Charles is a complete IMPERSONATOR of this character in body language voice and visual image.
He plays 2 other characters equally well: Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers) and Prince Charles (his namesake!) If appropriate 2 characters can be played in sequence at one event for example at a wedding reception :
Meet/greet and reception mingling as MANUEL (perhaps 90 minutes) followed by HRH the PRINCE OF WALES to say a VIP speech just prior to the first speaker (thus also introducing the first family speaker) at around coffee time.
At Golfing Days Charles has played all 3 character impersonations during the day .... please contact if interested.
Began impersonating "Manuel" at Wedding Receptions 1994. Following immediate success targeted the Corporate Entertainment Sector and gained in popularity throughout the turn of the century. Approximately 1500 professional bookings up to present 2018.
TV appearances: BB1, BBC2, LWT, C4, "The Big Breakfast" , Carlton Germany, Hong Kong and Spain. GMTV, Blue Peter. Loraine Kelly Live.
Famous people worked with: Prince Charles, Sir Peter Ustinov, Roger Moore, Stephen Fry, Joan Collins, Gerry Halliwell, Caprice, Victoria Wood, Norman Wisdom, Andrew Sachs, Barry Cryer, Bobby Davro.
Pres ... s coverage includes: Daily Telelgraph, The Independent, Daily Mirror, Daily Mail, The Star,various regional newspapers when covering local events and promotions.
With over 20 years experience of entertaining "live" people in real environments I can say that in the character of Manuel I can make any groups / individuals have a good laugh either at me (if they see me moving visually only) or with me if I am among them. I have a natural instinct to entertain others and one observant gent at a wedding reception said it was my own natural humour coming through in the disguise of Manuel. I think that's a good anaysis! I've entertained nationally and internationally including: Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Dubai & UAE.
My style is very physi ... cal comedy (has been said I'm like Charlie Chaplin in silent movies) but subtle at the same time. I don't need props (just a tray and a spoon oh and "Basil" the rat!) I use people and the environment they are in to create humourous moments then go away to do it again in a different group!
My humour transcends international barriers, it just happens to be cloaked in a waiters outfit. I even made Japanese business men chuckle at a dinner once . They had never heard of Manuel but they understood my huourous nature without words being spoken. I understand Asian sense of "silly" and "fun" because I lived in Hong Kong for 2 years before I became an entertainer.
Some higher profile clients: Cartier, Hilton Barcelona, The Arts Hotel Barcelona, Choice Hotels Norway, Natural History Museum London, Madame Tussauds & Alton Towers (Merlin Entertainments), P&O Cruises, BZW, Price Waterhouse Coopers, KPMG, Alcatel, Fedex, Mercedes Benz, Renault Trucks, Range Rover, McLaren.
Wedding Reception Entertainment Birthday Party Entertainment Private Parties Corporate Events Cocktail Receptions Christening Entertainment Product Launches Trade Shows Christmas Party Events Bar Mitzvah Bat Mitzvah Gala Dinners Jewish Weddings After Dinner Entertainment. Theme Park entertainer at Thorpe Park and events at Alton Towers Football Club Venues and Golf Centres. Have previously lived in Hong Kong for two years and understand Asian interpretation of humour.
Member of Equity M 00139560 and Insured though Equity "First Act" for Public Liability limit £10,000,000
CRB (DBS) checked.
Charles Haslett also performs as : PRINCE CHARLES Lookalike and INSPECTOR CLOUSEAU Lookalike
Reviews/ testimonials available on other sites including my own website. (1997 - 2017)
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