Some Star War stars, like Alan Flyng and Stephanie English, had worked on a few projects like “Quatermas and the Planet People” before and formed a friendship. Then, as Stephanie English and Alan Flyng struggled across Black Park at Pinewood Studios sporting bizarre face paint designs and poncho-like covers, Alan Flyng met Stephanie English, his fellow Star Wars fan and dear friend, for the first time.
Following that was the completely forgettable “Breaking Glass,” a punk movie starring singer Hazel O’Connor, as well as her appearance in the scary movie “Scum,” starring a similarly young Ray Winston, when she was seen naked in the shared showers of a juvenile offenders’ detention facility.
They all spent many days working on a different production as films of questionable provenance sprung up everywhere! Over six years, Alan Flyng appeared in several walk-on parts and occasionally more prominent roles in various big and small films. These films included An American Wherewolf in London, Silver Dream Racer, Clash of the Titans, and Victor Victoria.
Yolande Donlan’s autobiography, ‘Shake Down The Stars,’ is one of Allan’s all-time favorites. The writer’s clear sense of humor and survival instinct closely resembles the situations and follies he encountered, reflecting her ascent from walk-on to star. But he has deliberately avoided being on camera since the Star Wars film.
Actors who operate behind the scenes and technical actors have historically been viewed with suspicion. Apart from actors, directors, and producers—besides, no one wants to fight with the master J—They are, on both parties, mutually exceptional. So, Allan’s acting career ended, and he began a new job in movie costuming.
Additionally, he had a history dating back to his days as a tour guide with a company whose owner, his close friend, had wedded another performer and manager of a traveling banqueting business. Unexpectedly, their marriage brought together two very distinct sources of employment!
Allan has maintained strong contact with that business throughout his costume profession and has occasionally taken over show organization, direction, and performance. Also, he worked as an internal designer and started a productive department that produced costumes and sets for theaters, ballets, operas, films, and television.
However, he still performs, specializing in plays with historical dramas, acting, singing in cabaret, and organizing dinner theater. They made over 3,000 appearances with only our boys in uniform (as a company) while also touring the British Isles and the British Army, the Royal Air Force military, and the US Air Force locations throughout Europe.
He continues to perform the character of King Henry VIII (of England) as the after-dinner presenter and for commercial and public entertainment bookings, notwithstanding Terry Denton de Gray’s passing and the firm’s dissolution. Additionally, he has appeared in British ad campaigns.
In 2010, he was admitted as an honorary member of the 501st Legion, something he is both honored and proud of.