I visited Ipswich on March 4th, 2022 to bid farewell to my friend Watty, who was leaving the following week to work in Dubai. I remember the exact date because it coincided with the death of Australian cricketing legend Shane Warne.

We met at The Plough for lunch and had some food washed down with plenty of beer. Later, we went to The Cock n Pye for more drinks. However, around late afternoon Watty got a text advising him to get himself home, so we headed back towards the bus station.

As we passed The Shamrock pub, we noticed some commotion and decided to check it out. We were hurried in and were told to just stay at the bar and we’d be extras in a film scene being shot there.

After filming we chatted with Jordan Barrow, who was acting in the film, and Mark Nixon, the legendary hairdresser from Felixstowe who sidelines as an official extra.

It was a fantastic way to end a top notch day, despite the sad news about Warnie.

Below is a small clip from the film. You can see Jordan in full flow and around the 30 second mark is Watty and myself (we are not kissing)

One Ranger

In this heart-pumping action-thriller, Texas justice collides with British intelligence. Thomas Jane plays a sharpshooting Texas ranger who pursues a bank robber through the unforgiving desert, only to uncover that the criminal is actually an international terrorist plotting to detonate a bomb in London. After his partner is killed, the lawman teams up with a British intelligence agent and her superior to capture the fugitive, whether it be by lethal force or alive and brought to justice.


Alex Tyree played by Thomas Jane
Agent Jennifer Smith played by Dominique Tipper
Angel played by Rachel Wilde
Yuri the Cossack played by Nick Moran
Doc played by Patrick Bergin
Geddes played by John Malkovich
Handsome Dude played by Jordan Barrow
and featuring Jamie Versey and Ian Watson as themselves

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