All Separated at birth articles

  • Tom Fraser Savills

    Separated at birth: Tom Fraser and Michael McIntyre


    Savills Cambridge development director Tom Fraser may have some way to go to fill out conferences like Michael McIntyre packs in the audiences for his Big Show but he does already share a strong likeness with the world’s top earning comedian. 

  • Dominic Morris Workspace

    Separated at birth: Dominic Morris and Rick Astley


    You can never go wrong with a consultant that’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ and so Metropolis hopes that Workman building consultancy partner Dominic Morris shares the attitude of 80s singing legend Rick Astley as well as his looks.

  • DavidMcNellis Lisney

    Separated at birth: David McNellis and Dara Ó Briain


    They may come from different sides of the Irish border, but Metropolis hopes for the benefit of his colleagues at Lisney that director David McNellis shares the comedy skills as well as the looks of Robot Wars host Dara Ó Briain.

  • Jim Jeffries Comedian

    Separated at birth: Matt Partridge and Jim Jefferies


    The new year is often a time to try new hobbies and Metropolis was impressed to see Infabode chief Matt Partridge already take his comedy act to Live at the Apollo and Netflix, but a post-Christmas double-take found that it was stand-(up) double Jim Jefferies.

  • David Kaye landscape

    Separated at birth: Armando Iannucci and David Kaye


    Metropolis was surprised to see Glasgow-born satirist, writer, director and radio producer Armando Iannucci on last week’s finance pages. On closer inspection it was actually Puma Property Finance chief executive David Kaye.

  • Colin Elliot CBRE

    Separated at birth: John Barrowman and Colin Elliot


    Metropolis wonders how actor and I’m A Celebrity contestant John Barrowman has time to lead CBRE’s corporate capital markets business when he’s meant to be in the jungle. It turns out the firm’s newly appointed chief finance officer is actually Colin Elliot.

  • Alfonso Ribeiro_Shutterstock_credit_Kathy Hutchins_360696470

    Separated at birth: Alfonso Ribeiro and Gareth Dominique


    Gareth Dominique’s colleagues at property development company Southern Grove reckon he’s the spitting image of recent Strictly Come Dancing guest judge Alfonso Ribeiro, also known as Carlton Banks from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

  • Andrew Cooper

    Separated at birth: Andrew Cooper and Ron Perlman


    Metropolis isn’t sure whether Andrew Cooper from the London development land team at Savills has ever been described as a ‘Son of Anarchy’ but he does bear a striking resemblance to a young Ron Perlman, star of the Spike TV crime drama series.

  • Danny Dyer_shutterstock_1186506337_cred Featureflash Photo Agency

    Separated at birth: Danny Dyer and Stephen Wasserman


    Metropolis isn’t sure whether EastEnders actor Danny Dyer knows as much about bridging loans as West One Loans MD Stephen Wasserman, who features in our latest PW Perspectives supplement, but the pair certainly share a likeness.

  • Craig Revel Horwood

    Separated at birth: Edward Offenbach and Craig Revel-Horwood


    Metropolis hopes Colliers’ new London office specialist Edward Offenbach doesn’t deliver feedback to clients in quite the same cutting style as Craig Revel-Horwood but he does share a striking resemblance to the fab-u-lous Strictly Come Dancing judge.

  • PW161118_Sarah Silverman_shutterstock_1037969251_cred Kathy Hutchins

    Separated at birth: Emma Cohen and Sarah Silverman


    Metropolis doesn’t think there are that many laughs to be had in the world of property law, but recent Legal View columnist Emma Cohen of Norton Rose Fulbright seems to have forged a successful US TV comedy career under the name Sarah Silverman.

  • Ryan Giggs

    Separated at birth: Ben Hall and Ryan Giggs


    Colliers may have hired Ben Hall for his “exceptional track record in the north” but he still has some way to go to match the impact in that region, and worldwide, of his doppelgänger and Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs.

  • Dean Pelton

    Separated at birth: Phil Wilson and Jim Rash


    Metropolis doesn’t know if Phil Wilson, Peel’s housebuilding chief exec, has any outlandish outfits from his college days, but he’s certainly the double of actor Jim Rash, who plays Dean Pelton in American sitcom Community.

  • Melissa Leo_shutterstock_651765016_cred Kathy Hutchins

    Separated at birth: Caroline Penn-Smith and Phil Deakin


    Metropolis doesn’t know if Carter Jonas partner Caroline Penn-Smith has ever had to be bleeped during a speech, but she could easily pass for Oscar-winner Melissa Leo who memorably swore when accepting the best supporting actress award in 2011 for her role in The Fighter.

  • Chris Wilkinson Jo Cowen

    Separated at birth: Edward Norton and Chris Wilkinson


    It looks like American actor, filmmaker and activist Edward Norton has added another string to his bow by honing his design skills at Jo Cowen Architects. Turns out it’s just his doppelgänger Chris Wilkinson, co-director at the architectural practice.

  • Phil Deakin Hanson Chartered Surveyors

    Separated at birth: Eddie Howe and Phil Deakin


    Not content with steering AFC Bournemouth from the depths of League Two to the top half of the Premier League, manager Eddie Howe seems to have found time to moonlight at Yorkshire firm Hanson Chartered Surveyors, in the guise of senior surveyor Phil Deakin. 

  • Al Gore

    Separated at birth: Al Gore and Richard Mully


    We don’t know if Richard Mully, new non-executive chairman of Great Portland Estates, has much American political experience, but it’s an inconvenient truth that he could be mistaken for former US vice-president and environmental campaigner Al Gore.

  • Eric Clapton

    Separated at birth: Mitch Tonks and Eric Clapton


    Metropolis doesn’t know if Mitch Tonks, seafood ambassador, restaurateur and owner of the Rockfish chain, has any musical talent, but he is certainly channelling English rock and blues star Eric Clapton in some way.

  • Toyah Willcox

    Separated at birth: Toyah Willcox and Claire Haywood


    Metropolis didn’t know British singer and actress Toyah Willcox knew so much about the symbiotic relationship between offices and retail. It turns out it was actually Sheppard Robson partner Claire Haywood writing in last week’s professional comment section.

  • Hiugh Bonneville 2_shutterstock_303293549_cred Kathy Hutchins

    Separated at birth: Julian Kent and Hugh Bonneville


    Metropolis doubts Buro Four’s recently appointed project director Julian Kent shares his home with a small Peruvian bear like Hugh Bonneville’s character does in Paddington and Paddington 2, but the pair certainly do share a likeness.