GeneralMy keenest interest is in keeping my act fresh and entertaining. The sound of applause and laughter on leaving the stage after another successful appearance is a wonderful reward for the attention I spend in preparing and perfecting every aspect of my "look", voice, posture presentation and material. I also very much hope that I can continue to amaze and entertain the widest possible range of audiences for the forseeable future and the world remains full of smilling faces who think they know my face...... It has been my privilege also to be involved in raising over £80,000 for a variety of very worthy charities and I hope that I may add to this on an ongoing basis.
MusicAs "Sven" I am sure you would expect my favourite group to be ABBA..., and It's strange that I have always liked their stuff even before becoming the alter ego of the enigmatic Swedish charmer! I have been associated with many music videos and World Cup "anthems" over the years. NEW for 2010 is the very funny antidote to W-cup songs! Enjoy!: I think however, my taste in music could be described as wide and varied including everything from Classical to Hard Rock and since my wife has Irish roots, I have also aquired a liking for a whole range of traditional and modern Celtic music and slightly weird but somehow compelling stuff from the Penguin Cafe Orchestra (sample:)
TelevisionI have had the privilege of working on GMTV many times and had a four week run on Top of the Pops Reloaded (with The Sugababes and Craig David amoung others). My starring role in an episode of MacIntyre's Big Sting was a gas and the 9 continuous hours live on Sky One's Music Industry Celebrity soccer six World Cup was something of a highlight and very worth while for the charities who benefited from the entertaining week end of broadcasts. The (terribly titled!) "lookey Likey" prime time TV series was great fun to shoot and was "comedy pick of the day" in several week end TV guides when it was broadcast. I was very proud to be acclaimed by the producer (Sean Miller) as "the most convincing lookalike in the UK". (The series is rumoured for a second showing so watch out for it if you missed it the first time...) SONY TV commercial for World Cup 2010:
HeroesMy real heroes are mainly among the (often underated and overlooked) talented actors and performers who also "by coincidence" happen to be "dead ringers" for well known celebrities. All the lookalikes who have qualified for memebrship of the exclusive non-profit organisation www.lookalikes-unite.com are personal heroes!
- Oct 6, 2010 10:30 AM Leicester Foxes welcome Sven-Goran Eriksson!
- Nov 30, 2008 10:21 AM Sven look-a-like
- Nov 8, 2007 2:33 PM The first "major movie" part.
- Jul 12, 2007 6:50 AM Sven causes chaos at Man City's Eastlands stadium:
- Jun 17, 2007 12:47 AM BBC and other fun bookings.
About me:ATTENTION: Rates are no different whether this act is booked directly or through one of my agents. Booking through an agency is preferred but if you want "the authentic, No.1 full entertainment package" please ensure that you ask for me by name and accept no other non-performing "lookalike" imitation..... If you already have an agent or event planner handling your event, please have them contact me directly. For all other bookings, contact me directly to confirm the date and you will be contacted by a highly reputable, qualified agent to handle the booking. If you are an agent, producer or other talent broker, please contact me directly for more information. I may be very interested in joining your roster of talent!! MEXICO CITY JULY 2008! You may be interested to here and see the rest of the news regarding my "conquest" of Mexico but please know that there was NO use of fake documents or claims of my authenticity. SEEING IS BELIEVING and all doors were opened without question for "Sven". All of the many football officials and star coaches encountered over 2 amazing days did NOT see through the initial encounters but were informed of the whole series of harmless pranks afterwards and all without exception saw the funny side of the stunts which were never designed to cause any embarassment to anyone. Screwfix Masters finals for BBC Children in need 2008 Recognised and acclaimed as THE most convincing, authentic and entertaining Look-alike / sound-alike - celebrity impersonator available. I hope that you may have seen some of my recent TV shows/appearances, videos, commercials or movie parts? I have remained pretty busy and continue to attract "rave reviews" I'm delighted to report, and I am very happy to provide some further information.... We rare few "larger than life, real dead ringer's" create exactly the same (and often much more!) buzz, provide equal and very often more entertainment value and often attract even greater publicity and attention than "the real thing", as my recent exposure on every international TV news and newspaper worldwide confirms.... In addition to 100's of TV broadcast hours, I have been mistaken for my Doppelganger by members of the FA personnel and England Soccer squad during personal appearances. As you probably know, I continue to achieved wide acclaim as an actor/comedian/entertainer host and MC in my own right, while principally being "type cast" in my popular characterisation and interpretation of a certain much loved, intriguing and charming Swedish "babe magnet".... I very much hope that the following may be of additional interest? Blog/promo blurb: Clients say: "Totally professional, extremely charming and thoroughly entertaining". "An warm and outrageous character who could charm the birds out of the trees". "Non stop entertainment with a real element of surprise and delight for guests". "Absolutely fascinating.., and he fully lives up to the the public image of sex appeal and charm of that much admired Swedish bad boy". "Hilarious". "Once we discovered "Sven", we knew what a real celebrity double should be and we have booked him again and again... No more "lookalikes" for us...", "Our guests were absolutely stunned that we had "the real" Sven-Goran Eriksson and many never did realise that Derek was not "the real thing" as he graciously charmed and entertained all for over four hours, including almost endless photo calls..." The interest in (and fascination for) Sven-Goran Eriksson (and me as his lookalike-soundalike double) has continually grown over the years as my act has developed and experience broadened and the warm affection of the Great; British, European, Australian, Mexican, Croatian and Asian public, plus the extremely positive response of audiences of all kinds across the UK and around the world is almost overwhelming and constantly gratifying to me. The media says about Sven: "Sven-Goran Eriksson has never dropped in public approval polls and the most recent ones in the Spring and summer of 2008 show 80% to 90%+ approval ratings. The England official fan organisation and MCFC fan's "Save our Sven" campaigns may indicate the true level of British public support and continuing admiration for "their Svennis"... TheFA rate Eriksson as England's second most successful coach/manager after Sir Alf Ramsay...., with only five competitive games lost during his tenure, he is on that basis, statistically No.1." "It is a strange irony that a balding middle aged Swede has such a highly rated sex appeal for females of all ages and classes and is such an enduring icon and figure of abiding affection for most red blooded males". "The worldwide public and media interest in Sven-Goran Eriksson is endless, and is not often satisfied due to his reclusive nature and frequent globe trotting..." In addition to my prime time "comedy pick of the day" (Mail on Sunday preview) six part TV series and countless other TV shows, features and advertisements plus a recent good part in a Hollywood studio movie, I have maintained a good reputation within the speaker, events and show business industry, and recent acquired further "world wide fame" (every UK TV channel's main news plus articles, reports and features in just about every newspaper around the world!) through the (false) reporting of one of the many "candid camera" style publicity stunts and pranks for a Mexican (press and TV) media group that you may have noticed. I am very glad to report that my reputation was promptly re-instated when the false rumours of my activities were rebuffed by the people involved and the innocence of the project was revealed in a half hour Saturday night prime time TV "special" of my adventure. I remain based in Hertfordshire UK and work as a full time professional entertainer on personal appearances, TV and other projects across the UK, in Europe and around the world. I have a rapidly increasing fan base with a steadily growing reputation as a corporate event "guest", entertainer and speaker (in addition to black tie dinner "cabaret", TV and film work, among so many other things) and now Svennis is hitting the sports reports and main news across north and central America as well as the UK and Europe, Asia & Africa, I can perhaps, modestly claim to be a truly "international artiste"? Recent TV: GMTV interview video including real story of the Mexico "scandal" and false rumours of my decline in popularity: Click on>>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgdRi7t3vhw ITN news report video: Click on>>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b5wf6nz3RQ In addition to the "traditional (meet and greet/mix and mingle etc) lookalike" work, I offer around 30 minutes "stand up" or after dinner entertainment on mike with a constantly up dated content aimed at comedy and entertainment, plus walkabout "cabaret" guest interaction in character and photo call (just about everyone wants a photo with "Sven"). I am also available with my gorgeous "Sven's babes" or as a double act (or ensemble) with "Fabio Capello", "David Beckham" and many of the world's other greatest living celebrity doubles and tribute acts. I continue to work hard to enhance my reputation for total reliability, guaranteed "wow factor" entertainment and I am available for engagements worldwide 365 days a year subject only to pre-existing bookings. I always have fun and it appears that my audiences share that? My CV/biography includes appearances at many of the UK's (and some of the world's) most prestigious venues (both solo and with many of the UK's other star celebrity doubles and some of the biggest names of sport, TV, film and show business) and I have starred, featured or appeared in many dozens of TV shows, videos and recently within a Disney Studios feature film due for release next Spring. I hope that my act may be of interest to you and will be pleased to provide any further information and my latest high resolution promotional images upon request. Derek Williams is "Svenalike" Sven-Goran Eriksson's world famous double. Seeing IS believing and everyone loves Sven! As seen on international TV, Movies, stage and press. Advertising, TV commercials and live appearances as an event "guest" or speaker/entertainer.... "A talented, professional and versatile actor and comedian in his own right!" (Chris Woods - BBC) "The most convincing and entertaining celebrity double".. "The UK's No.1 lookalike". (Sean Miller - ITV/Granada) "Comedy pick of the day.." "Hilarious" (Mail on Sunday TV review "Lookey Likey show" ITV2 6 part series) "The whole cast and crew thought our "Sven" was the real thing, but we had to clear the set when they fell about laughing during some of Derek's sketches" (Harriet French BBC2 "Top of the Pops Reloaded") "He had us completely fooled..." "..I really liked the guy!" (Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti - Pumas coach - Mexico City) "He had over 150 celebrities, 16000 fans in the stadium and around 8 million SKY ONE viewers convinced" (Mark Chambers - Cup events) ***New: Comedy song "They call me Sven..." (and star studded video) out soon!*** ***New: Scenes in "Goal!3" feature film due out Spring 2009*** Mobile/Cell: 0044 (0) 7941 743658 E-mail: Svenalike@tiscali.co.uk Further information, images and video at: http://www.youtube.com/svenalike Facebook tag "Svenalike Derek Williams" (Booking enquiries via authorised agents please) A totally "uncanny" impersonation of Sven-Goran Eriksson that who has even convinced members of TheFA management and staff and members of the England FC squad. GUARANTEED to amaze and entertain....... As soon as Sven Goran Eriksson was appointed by The FA (as the England head coach and manager) I became the subject of intense public interest and was (and remain) frequently stopped in the street for autographs or photos. With a background in performing and public speaking, it was a fairly natural transition to become a professional celebrity impersonator and I am represented by a wide range of lookalike, entertainer, casting and speaking agencies and have a wide repertoire of solo and double acts including Hospitality host, "larger than life real dead ringer" celebrity guest, stand up comedy and after dinner speaking that keeps me very busy most of the time. I have had extensive exposure on prime time TV for many years but the interest peaked during 2006 with the World Cup and I achieved over 30 hours of broadcast time on BBC1, BBC2, ITV1, ITV2, 9 hours live on Sky one, and many other TV and video and a huge variety of live club and other venue performances including pre-match hospitality and party entertainment for TheFA during which I have been mistaken for the real thing by FA staff and members of the England squad. I have had a considerable number of TV assignments since my screen debut in 2004, throughout 2007 with several more in 2008 and will feature quite extensively within "Goal!III the movie" due for general cinema release Spring/Summer 2009. I am constantly gratified to be so well received by all and it seems that the general public recognise the achievements of my doppelganger in winning all but four competitive games in the five and a half years he was in office.... I hope that you will enjoy the slide shows and video clips that follow and especially thank: www.skysports.com www.bbc.co.uk www.itv.com www.ok.co.uk www.greatmagazines.co.uk www.newsoftheworld.co.uk www.thesun.co.uk www.shailerryde.com www.thefa.com Setanta TV. Channel Four. Channel Five. BBC Radio Four. Five Live.... And all the national, regional and local TV and radio networks who have so graciously employed me.. ...plus all the agents who kindly represent me in the various areas of show business, events and after dinner speaking etc., and all the many other media, commercial and private clients that it has been my great privilage to perform for!>>>>>>> **** THANK YOU FOR MAKING AND KEEPING ME AT "No.1"!**** .. ..
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Who I'd like to meet:I have already met and worked with hundreds of the top sporting, pop music, TV & film celebrities during the course of my career and many celebtrity photos can be found within the galleries on my personal web site at: www.svenalike.co.uk Well.., err., While I have been under the same roof as the real Sven many times doing a variety of appearances and performances, our paths have never crossed and, like most lookalike / celebrity impersonators, my real celebrity character is the one I would most like to meet. I hope that he would also be interested in meeting me one day maybe....? Sven V Elvis
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