minor role

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Noun1.minor role - a small roleminor role - a small role        
persona, theatrical role, role, character, part - an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona"
soubrette - a minor female role as a pert flirtatious lady's maid in a comedy
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The Absolutely Fabulous star, 71, who had a minor role in Bond classic On Her Majesty's Secret Service in 1969, admitted she doesn't think the British actor is right for the role.
The actor spent much of his career doing radio work and was bemused by the fame he gained for his minor role, which took him just an hour to record.
Prosecuting, David Crook said that Roberts had only had a very minor role in the dealing.
The 56-year-old Italian, who has the most expressive eyebrow since Roger Moore, has a minor role in Star Trek Beyond, which will be released next year.
Her arrival marks a return to the long-running soap 30 years after she played the minor role of bookmaker's wife Mrs Chadwick.
Michael Morpurgo By an incredible fluke, the granddaughter of one of the First World War veterans to whom he dedicated his moving tale 30 years ago had also been given a minor role unknown to producers.
Ten Large Down is a real credit to connections and appears to be coming back to something like his very best form following a spell on the sidelines, but he had to take a back seat behind the selection in the first round and may have to settle for a minor role here.
What is clear is that renewables (wind, tidal, subterranean heat and solar) can only play a minor role in UK energy needs at their present state of development.
However, there's set to be disappointment for many movie hopefuls - 16,000 budding actors have already applied for a minor role.
Mesquitta was sent to a Young Offenders Institution for 18 months while Smith, who played a minor role in the first robbery, was allowed to keep his freedom and given a suspended prison sentence.
The plant plays a minor role in the energy system of North Caucasus, since its capacity is just 25 MW.
Kevin auditioned and within six episodes a minor role as Iraq war veteran Dr Owen Hunt had become a permanent fixture in the biggest show on US telly apart from American Idol.