Gielgud's first job as a professional actor was as a spear-carrier
in a 1921 production of Henry V.
King Lear" was the first play Cronin ever acted in - he was a spear-carrier
when he was in college himself - but not until now has he played the title role.
If I'd known that back then I would have knocked technical drawing on the head and signed up to become a young Romeo, understudy for young Romeo, spear-carrier
for young Romeo, I don't care, just let me in on the Romeo action.
He remembers: 'I thought people were joking when they said they were just a spear-carrier
He played Anthony and I was a humble spear-carrier
He was a spear-carrier
in a Shakespeare in the Park production of Twelfth Night.
He singled out arch-rival BBC1 for blame, accusing the pubcaster's flagship channel of prioritizing ratings over its traditional role as the industry's creative spear-carrier
Roy Wiggins was, until a couple of years ago, wowing the pensioners from behind bars at Baginton Road Post Office and John Barnes rose to become chief spear-carrier
at the Criterion Theatre (Earlsdon, not London).
And in the demanding ranks of tolling rep, he soon graduated from spear-carrier
to featured comic supporting player.
Stuart said: "The best performance you could hope to get from Tony Adams is as a spear-carrier
with no lines to deliver.
Marotin's book takes Valles up to the point where at last he could stop being a spear-carrier
on the journalistic stage, edit his own papers, and, shortly afterwards, involve himself up to his neck in the Paris Commune.
Brown has been a spear-carrier
for the Democrats for so long that no one realized that he was a black man," one Rainbow Coalition activist said.