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Roberta O'Donohue

My daughter and I were walking through the ‘Girls Big Day Out’ back in 2005 and discovered Background Talent Ltd. It was then we both signed up.
 
My first job was the Briscoes Christmas Day dinner advert and met Tammy. 
My daughter Daynas first job was Cheerios for an American advert.
 
My three sons joined BGT also. 
We got to do work together and one tv series was ‘Legends of the seeker’.  Meeting lots of extras as well on set.  Some of these people I am still in touch today. 
 
I think my favourite role was dressing as a police officer, but that is only one of many experiences working as a background extra.  
 
Always keep your work professional, be on time, and your work flow will flourish.
 
You never know what you are going  to be doing on the day of the job. Always kept  confidential.
I always look forward to looking at  all my efforts I have been in over the years. 
I have been in commercials, movies, TV series, photographic work. 
I was on a billboard for launch of Spark.
There is such a variety of work and it is not always about just being a background extra!
 
I have really enjoyed my second job over the past few years. 
 
I remember attending the 10th birthday. Now over 20 years on...
 
The last three years I have not been working, but miss BGT. I continue to be signed up though. 
Thank you Sarah and Team. Present and past to my BGT family. 
Look forward to my next job with you.

Roberta O'Donohue