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07 August 2011 @ 10:30 am
Nicholas Cutter's Jacket  
Tim Haines, one of the producers of Primeval, recently auctioned off several items in an attempt to raise money for one of his mother's charities. I sort of randomly put in a bid of £100 for Cutter's jacket and then promptly forgot about it on the assumption that someone was bound to cough up more. So I was a little surprised when I won. fredbassett delivered the jacket to me when we met up in the Forest of Dean on Thursday.


The first major surprise, given how short I am, was that the jacket actually fits.


Not the best photo of me.

The sleeves are a little on the long side but otherwise it's fine to wear. It was a bit warm for a sunny July day but it appears to be a well-made winter jacket so I now feel a little less guilty about the money since it would appear I've got a good winter coat with simply oodles of pockets out of the deal.

It also came with a large copy of the following publicity still, signed on the back by Tim Haines, guaranteeing the provenance of the jacket.



This immediately set me wondering about how you could guarantee that the jacket was the one that went with the picture? However I don't suppose there is much of a market in counterfeit Nicholas Cutter jackets!

This also lets us investigate the interesting question of "How tall is Douglas Henshall?" which has been a source of some discussion. Assuming the jackets are indeed the same and thanks to the wonder of the Gimp I deduce that this is where I would come up to were I to stand next to Dougie.



I'm 5 foot tall so the slightly surprising conclusion is that he isn't really all that short.


This entry was originally posted at http://purplecat.dreamwidth.org/51957.html.
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lukadreaming: Nick smilinglukadreaming on August 7th, 2011 09:44 am (UTC)
A very dashing jacket! And blimey, I thought you were taller than 5ft! I reckon Dougie is 5ft 8", tops. An orange box for Mr Henshall!

And I am sniggering at the idea of a market for counterfeit Cutter jackets *g*.
louisedennislouisedennis on August 7th, 2011 09:53 am (UTC)
It must be said the photoshopping isn't conclusive because quite a small change in the size of the jacket makes quite a big change in our comparative heights. I was trying to match up the drop from the shoulder to the bottom of the jacket. But still, it he can't be huge!
(no subject) - wellinghall on August 7th, 2011 09:55 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - louisedennis on August 7th, 2011 09:59 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - wellinghall on August 7th, 2011 10:01 am (UTC) (Expand)
bigtitch: primeval_cutter_stephenbigtitch on August 7th, 2011 09:54 am (UTC)
Hee! You look good in it!

And I think if there isn't a market for counterfeit Cutter jackets we should start one!
louisedennislouisedennis on August 7th, 2011 09:56 am (UTC)
Well I have a picture confirming provenance, all we need to do is find a fake jacket!!
nietie: nickseason2nietie on August 7th, 2011 09:54 am (UTC)
It looks good on you!
When I was at fred's I tried the jacket on too. It fitted me rather well, and I'm around 5ft9" and 5ft10".
louisedennislouisedennis on August 7th, 2011 09:57 am (UTC)
I must be a magic one-size-fits-all jacket. Maybe we should attempt a range of comparison photos next time we all meet up!
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(no subject) - nietie on August 7th, 2011 10:04 am (UTC) (Expand)
fredbassettfredbassett on August 7th, 2011 09:57 am (UTC)
I had a feeling all along it would fit you! *g* And as soon as I saw it at Tim's mum's house I was certain!

The jacket certainly looks pretty lived in, so I suspect it was used in more than just one photoshoot. *g* I think it's fabulous that a Denial member has got the very jacket that was used in one of our early headers!!
louisedennislouisedennis on August 7th, 2011 10:01 am (UTC)
I definitely intend to use it. I'm wondering, it must be said, if it was a second-hand jacket to start with, though its difficult to tell!!
(no subject) - fredbassett on August 7th, 2011 10:07 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - louisedennis on August 7th, 2011 10:10 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - wellinghall on August 7th, 2011 10:17 am (UTC) (Expand)
fififolle: Mark Wakeling - dork eeee!fififolle on August 7th, 2011 10:02 am (UTC)
OMFG!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

That is all.
louisedennislouisedennis on August 7th, 2011 10:07 am (UTC)
I'm looking forward to winter now!
parrot_knightparrot_knight on August 7th, 2011 10:04 am (UTC)
That jacket suits you rather well - do you feel as if you've been incorporated in the Primeval narrative at all? (I've not seen series five, but think that you would add some focus to the ARC team.)
louisedennis: dinosaurlouisedennis on August 7th, 2011 10:09 am (UTC)
*g* They have more nods towards the idea that the anomalies might be scientifically interesting in series 5 but the focus remains much where it always was. Though, to its credit, B could watch series five fairly happily where he often left the room in disgust during series 2 and 3!!
(no subject) - lukadreaming on August 7th, 2011 10:11 am (UTC) (Expand)
kristen_mara: Grandkristen_mara on August 7th, 2011 10:12 am (UTC)

Well done, lucky you!

To quote Stephen: "You wear it well."

I do love that jacket...

louisedennis: primevallouisedennis on August 7th, 2011 01:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm really pleased with it!!
athene: grab a dododeinonychus_1 on August 7th, 2011 10:12 am (UTC)
cool :-) And it does appear to fit you rather well.

Also... you're only 5 foot? I thought you were taller than that, mostly because I don't remember you being shorter than me, and I'm 5'2. Possibly we just never actually stood next to each other long enough to notice, lol.
louisedennislouisedennis on August 7th, 2011 01:01 pm (UTC)
Well I've now got a photo of nietie in the jacket. I think we should all have our photos taken in it and then line them all up in a size chart!
jooles34: NickPrettyjooles34 on August 7th, 2011 10:13 am (UTC)
Weeeee! That is so awesome! And the jacket looks fab. Between Denialists we're getting a full outfit together!
louisedennislouisedennis on August 7th, 2011 01:02 pm (UTC)
We are! Though it's going to be a strange hybrid character once we get it done. The Frankenstein of Primeval!!
reggietate: earlynickreggietate on August 7th, 2011 10:23 am (UTC)
It looks really good, doesn't it? Am now green with envy :-)

To the best of my knowledge, Dougie's about 5ft 9, which isn't huge, though his legs and arms are obviously going to be a bit longer than yours (though his arms can't be that much longer, because the sleeves of that jacket aren't short on him).

I think there were two of these jackets knocking about - the one from S1 is a slightly different shade of green. I've a feeling this one is from S2, which always looked a bit more tailored somehow. But I might be wrong!
louisedennis: primevallouisedennis on August 7th, 2011 01:05 pm (UTC)
I distinctly remember that sg101 had one pass through her place of work on the way to a charity auction. I also thought this was the S2 one except that the publicity still is from an S1 batch on Shootastic. Of course they may have had several, or used different ones in publicity shoots and in the actual show.
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Michellehalftime1030 on August 7th, 2011 12:02 pm (UTC)
*claps* I'm so happy for you!

*iz also pleased to know I'm not the only one around who's only 5 ft.* ;D
louisedennis: primevallouisedennis on August 7th, 2011 01:05 pm (UTC)
There are certainly several of us on the short side!! I quite commonly meet people around the 5 foot mark, but very rarely anyone shorter. It's quite odd in a way.
(no subject) - halftime1030 on August 7th, 2011 01:23 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Carrie: Primeval - Cutter S3madscribbles on August 7th, 2011 02:29 pm (UTC)
That jacket is absolutely my favorite piece of Cutter's wardrobe (outside of the black t shirt of course). Lovely a Denialist has it now and it definitely suits you. *g*
louisedennis: primevallouisedennis on August 7th, 2011 02:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
steamshovelmamasteamshovelmama on August 7th, 2011 04:56 pm (UTC)
Wow! Congratulations! You do look good in it too.
louisedennis: primevallouisedennis on August 7th, 2011 08:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
Cordelia Delayne: james lestercordeliadelayne on August 7th, 2011 06:35 pm (UTC)
Well done you! It looks really good :D
louisedennis: primevallouisedennis on August 7th, 2011 08:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
sallycandance on August 8th, 2011 06:07 am (UTC)
Aw, the jacket looks dashing! Congrats on winning!!! I envy you a bit... ^.^
louisedennis: primevallouisedennis on August 8th, 2011 08:05 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm very pleased with it!