Ant videos cast list

Welcome to the video cast list. It is almost complete, with only Adam's three EMI videos missing. Most of the cast information was taken from the 1986 Hits video package.

Kings of the Wild Frontier

Directed by : Stephanie Gluck and Clive Richardson

Singer - Adam Ant
Guitar - Marco Pirroni
Bass - Kevin Mooney
Drums - Chris Hughes / Terry Lee Miall

Additional info : This was the second video which Stephanie Gluck had produced for the band. The first video was the one which Adam used to encourage Malcolm McLaren to work with the band. When Adam asked CBS for money to produce a video, they declined, and therefore this video was made from Adam's own resources.


Dog Eat Dog (live)

Directed by : Steve Barron

Singer - Adam Ant
Guitar - Marco Pirroni
Bass - Kevin Mooney
Drums - Chris Hughes / Terry Lee Miall

Additional info : The live version was filmed in Manchester in 1980. This is the version which appeared on the hits video in 1986. Many fans don't consider this to be a proper video, however, this was the 'official' video at the time, and it was used on many TV shows. Once again, CBS had refused to give Adam money for a video. Physical from the best of... video in 1993 comes from the same source. On the best of... video a clip from Top of the Pops is used - it contains the same line-up, but I do not know who the director was.


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Directed by : Steve Barron and Daniel Kleinman

Singer - Adam Ant
Guitar - Marco Pirroni
Bass - Kevin Mooney
Drums - Chris Hughes / Terry Lee Miall
Girls at table during second verse - Amanda Donohoe / Jordan
Puzzled looking man during guitar solo - Daniel Kleinman

Additional info : This was the second video which Stephanie Gluck had produced for the band. The first video was the one which Adam used to encourage Malcolm McLaren to work with the band. When Adam asked CBS for money to produce a video, they declined, and therefore this video was made from Adam's own resources.


Stand and Deliver

Directed by : Mike Mansfield with Adam Ant

Highwayman - Adam Ant
Guitar - Marco Pirroni
Bass - Gary Tibbs
Drums - Chris Hughes / Terry Lee Miall
Stagecoach maiden - Amanda Donohoe
Stagecoach dandy - Charles D. Whiteing
Red haired girl - Stephanie Gluck
U.S Marines - "Torso"

Additional info : This was the first video which Mike Mansfield directed with Adam. The idea was to create a Hollywood movie in three minutes. The making of the video was featured on a BBC programme. The hanging sequence in the video was considered to be too violent, and so many programmes broadcast a re-edited version which cut out the scene all together.


Prince Charming

Directed by : Mike Mansfield with Adam Ant

Prince/Clint Eastwood/Rudolph Valentino/Marlon Brando/Highwayman - Adam Ant
The Ants - Marco Pirroni/Terry Lee Miall/Chris Hughes/Gary Tibbs
Fairy Godmother - Diana Dors
Ugly Sisters - Charles D. Whiting/David Moulder
Roller Skater - Paula Owen
Dancers - "Torso"

Additional info : The guests in the ballroom sequence were made up of Adam's friends. The video was choreographed by Stephanie Gluck. The making of this video was shown on "Swap Shop" which was a children's programme. It took Adam two goes to record that famous swing on the chandelier. The toy cat at the beginning was called "Sooty", and he was given away as a prize to a competition. The panther didn't have Sooty's acting abilities - he kept going to sleep when they wanted to film him!


Ant Rap

Directed by : Mike Mansfield with Adam Ant

Lancelot/American footballer/Bruce Lee - Adam Ant
Wide boy - Charles D. Whiting
Damsel in distress - Lulu
Statue of Liberty - Mary Stavin Liberace - Marco Pirroni
The Ants - Marco Pirroni/Gary Tibbs/Chris Hughes/Terry Lee Miall

Additional info : Adam took the Bruce Lee immpression very seriously, and spent hours watching videos in order to copy the moves!


Goody Two Shoes

Directed by : Mike Mansfield with Adam Ant

Singer - Adam Ant
Guitar - Marco Pirroni
Lady reporter - Caroline Munro
Butler - Graham Stark
Charlady - Dandy Nicholls
Reporters - Jay Strongman/Barry Robin/Marco/Daniel Kleinman/Jules B/Paul Stahl

Additional info : According to VH1, Adam actually missed the crash mat when he leaped over the bed in the video! The girl who wears the Kings jacket in the video was Adam's cook, and apparently she found it difficult to stand up because it was so heavy!


Friend or Foe

Directed by : Adam Ant

Singer - Adam Ant
Guitar/Chicken eater/clown - Marco Pirroni
Boy with crisps - Barry Robin
Girl with crisps - Karen
Devil - Greg Murfet
Gladiators and tap double - Peter Challis/Geoff Unkovich
Parisian moll - Beverley Paul
Wrens - Chris Monk/Bobby Kingsley/Sandra Easby/Ali Minto/Beverley Paul

Additional info : This is the first video which Adam produced on his own. It also featued another classic Marco moment when he appears as a clown.


Desperate but not Serious

Directed by : Mike Mansfield with Adam Ant

Singer/boxer - Adam Ant
Seconds - Marco Pirroni/Jay Strongman/Paul Stahl
Boxing ring blonde - Trudy Pack
Vampire Girl - Kim Leeson
Drummers - Bogdan Wiczling/Barry Watts
Guitar - Cha Burns
Saxophone - Stewart van Blandamer/Steve Farr
Trumpet - Tony Hughes
Bass - Chris de Niro

Additional info : This was the first video to feature the new band line-up. Adam used the theme of boxing to help cover up the sexual element of the lyrics.


Puss N' Boots

Directed by : Mike Mansfield with Adam Ant

Singer/King Rat - Adam Ant
Guitarist in clock - Marco Pirroni
The King - Lionel Jeffries
Pussycat - Karen Landau
Mice gang - Kim Gavin/Robert Wheeler/Colin Lane/Ricky Kerwin
Cat - "Shabs"

Additional info : One of the helmets used by the mice gang was given away as a prize on BBC1. After making this video, Adam was accused of performing for kids - this was to be disproved with the next video!


Strip

Directed by : Mike Mansfield with Adam Ant

Singer - Adam Ant
Tailor - Marco Pirroni
Dastadly cad - Charles D. Whiting
Heroine - Mary Stavin
Butler - Barry Robin
Can Can dancers - Beverley Paul/Bonny Brigg/Chris Monk/Mary Stavin
Toulouse lautrec - Chris de Niro
Waiter - Steve Farr
Basket thieves - Steve Farr/Tony Hughes/Stewart van Blandamer
Stagedoor johnnies - Stewart van Blandamer/Jay Strongman/Paul Stahl/Bogdan Wiczling/Tony Hughes

Additional info : This video was banned from BBC TV, and the single was banned from Radio One. It was considered to be too 'risque'! If this is the case, then why are videos by artists such as George Michael broadcast?! The single would surely have done well in the charts if it was given the airplay it deserved. Because of this, no further tracks were released from the Strip album. Mary Stavin also appeared with Adam when he performed the song on Mike Mansfields TV show.


Apollo 9

Directed by : Daniel Kleinman

Singer/astronaut - Adam Ant
Guitar - Marco Pirroni
Bass - Chris de Niro
Drums - Count Bogdan Wiczling
Controller - "Max"
Astronauts - Neil Armstrong/Michael Collins/Buzz Aldrin/Edward White

Additional info : The video was shot in one day at the Moonlight Club in West Hsmpstead where Adam played many times between 1978 - 1980. The star guitar used to belong to the Gary Glitter band, and the "Super Yob" was once owned by Dave Hill from Slade!


Vive Le Rock

Directed by : Frances de Lea

Singer/biker - Adam Ant
Guitar - Marco Pirroni
Bass - Chris de Niro
Drums - CCount Bogdan Wiczling

Additional info : The idea behind the video was to shoot footage from every conceivable angle and create an electrifying video.


Room at the Top

Directed by : Daniel Kleinman

Singer - Adam Ant
Marie Antoinette - Sarah Stockbridge
Calamity Jane - Palas Citron
English riding woman - Phena
Liberty - Miss Jackie

Additional info : This video was shot on 20/21st December 1989 at Westway Studios in London. Adam rehearsed for five days to perfect the 'magic microphone' effect. The video appeared in many different versions, including a special 12" edit. Sarah Stockbridge is one of Vivienne Westwood's favourite models, and she also recently appeared in EastEnders.


Can't Set Rules about Love

Directed by : Daniel Kleinman

Singer - Adam Ant
Girl - Taina
Babies - Lotte and Jo-Jo

Additional info : This video was described as "surreal and simple" - if you add 'sensual' to this list then that just about sums the video up! The video was shot in reversal film, and the making of the vidoe was featured on a Children's programme.


Rough Stuff

Directed by : Daniel Kleinman

Singer - Adam Ant
Marine leader - Charlotte Weston
Sergeantesses/boxing barbarians - Sabena Hiliard/Dawn Andrews/Judi Daniels/Sasha Millard

Additional info : This video, like Strip, was also given limited time on music shows. The best of... video featured the 12" mix of the song. Once again, the theme of boxing was used to cover up the sexual content of the song.

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