Famous Wig wearers and why they did it

November 5, 2020 1:00 pm


It’s not easy being in the public eye. You have to look good all the time and the passing of the years is not always kind to the body face and especially the Hair. Many stars have found that the need for a little extra help in the department is required. Sometimes it is the work of a body double but for more extended use of screen time the actor needs to turn to a wig. Technology has advanced massively in this area and for some upto date options you should look at Hair systems Cheltenham based outlet Barber n Bar. Here are some examples.

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  1. The entire cast of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy save one. The only person to not wear a wig of some kind was the Director’s 3 year old daughter. Also the majority, if not all of the Riders of Rohan were played by Women as they were the best at riding horses.
  2. Paul Daniels. The TV magician persisted for years and years with the wig to try and make him look youthful next to his dear wife Debbie Mcgee. Why? The man did have talent after all. Paul eventually left the wig behind.

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  1. Sean Connery. A balding James Bond was not acceptable and so a hair piece for the top was constructed. Connery even got it back out again for the Bond spin off Never say Never again (for the character purposes) but never bothered otherwise in other roles.
  2. William Shatner. As he ran around in TJ Hooker (an eighties cop show he did after Star Trek) it was touch and go whether it would come off. When the Star Trek films began going again it was dubbed “Wigs in Space” by some critics in a very unkindly way.