Throwback Thursday Packie Bonner


In 2002, to coincide with the launch of Total Shaving Solution into supermarkets, Tom signed up Irish goalkeeping legend Packie Bonner to star in a TV advert which would be aired TV3.

The recording was done the night before the Irish squad headed to Saipan for the 2002 World Cup. Sadly, we ran out of time and we weren’t able to complete the campaign with Packie.

Undeterred by the late drama, Tom headed to the recording studio in Dublin.

Without any professional acting experience, Tom became the star of the advert which was aired for 6 weeks across the summer of 2002.

Packie ended up in the middle of all the drama in Saipan, clean-shaven throughout. He was a gentleman to his famous fingertips and remains a loyal customer today.

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