Former Sidmouth College pupil stars as Transformer film extra

Sean James shared these pictures from his day on set on Transformers The Last Knight

Sean James shared these pictures from his day on set on Transformers The Last Knight - Credit: Archant

A former Sidmouth College pupil has snapped up a blink and you will miss role in a Hollywood blockbuster.

Sean James shared these pictures from his day on set on Transformers The Last Knight

Sean James shared these pictures from his day on set on Transformers The Last Knight - Credit: Archant

A former Sidmouth College pupil landed a ‘blink and you will miss it’ role in a Hollywood blockbuster.

Sean James was among the extras for Michael Bay’s Transformers: The Last Knight.

The 45-year-old had no clue his first feature role would be in the popular franchise until he arrived on set, believing he was working on a film called Buttercup.

Sean, who was the star of Channel 4’s documentary Repo Man, was also surprised to find he had made the film’s trailer after racing to grab a spot behind the knights’ round table.

Sean James shared these pictures from his day on set on Transformers The Last Knight

Sean James shared these pictures from his day on set on Transformers The Last Knight - Credit: Archant


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He said; “One guy said, ‘You’re in Transformers’ and I said, ‘It might be my first film mate but don’t take the Mick!’

“I’m in it for about five seconds, which is a lot because they cut lots out. I was behind King Arthur - you can see me and my flag and there are Transformers behind me. I couldn’t have asked for a better place, it was absolutely brilliant.”

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After leaving Sidmouth College, Sean served in the navy as a radar operator on HMS Ark Royal during the first Gulf War.

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