One of the big decisions in the casting of the new Charlie And The Chocolate Factory was casting Deep Roy as ALL of the Oompa-Loompas. Technology makes this easy, but it was a sad day for the section of Equity who deals with actors of restricted height. So to add to the insult: the sorry story of Ezzy Dame: a man who claimed to have played an Oompa-Loompa in Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory. Unmasked by chief Oompa Rusty Goffe as a charlatan, this American liar was never painted orange or sang “Loompity me and loompity you”. Not on camera anyway. What he does in his own time is his own business.

I know what some readers will be thinking, that this is similar to a story I tell. Except
a) I never claimed to have played an Ewok, I was too short to be picked
b) My story is true.