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Johnny Foreigner, meet Joe Ventura.

by Andrew MacGregor

The adventures of Joe Ventura continue as he moves to London and signs with Johnny Foreigner for commercial representation. You may know Ventura from his stints at Wieden+Kennedy and Mother, or as one half of the director duo Jill with Phil Morrison.

Ventura, for his part, knew straight away what Johnny Foreigner represents for directors like him: "I'm very excited to be joining the roster. Having just moved to London, I was made aware of everything Olivia Hirschberg was doing and as soon as I heard, I knew I wanted to be a part of it."

When Hirschberg looked at his reel, she got a kick from commercials like this one for Royal London. Gethin Alderman explains to a child that anybody can get sick and die - even kids! Alderman is a pleasure to watch, as always, and his stroll through a Regency-era park while the people around him give up at the prospect of death is far funnier than the subject matter would suggest.

For more on what Joe Ventura can bring to your next project, call Olivia Hirschberg ( on 07785 351153 or Anna Allgrove ( on 07855 406 650‬.