I'm Mark O'Hare, the official Aer Lingus George Best Lookalike.
I have been known for my striking resemblance to George Best for several years now. In early 2010 the writers for “Dancing Shoes” The George Best story, Martin Lynch and Marie Jones were nestled away in The Slieve Donard Resort and Spa in Newcastle County Down getting the script together for the Stage Play on Georges life. Martin joked with me asking if I could sing or act – with no experience I was called to Audition for the part of George as the playwrights were so struck by my remarkable resemblance to a young George Best. Although I failed to get the part and lost out to a professional actor, I was seen on UTV’s documentary on the musical being made and was invited to the World Premiere of the show at the Grand Opera House in Belfast. I was sitting beside Angie and Calum Best and this is were people really started to see the remarkable likeness to George Best…
“It’s great to be here on a night out in my dad’s hometown and it’s amazing that Mark’s keeping his memory alive like this. He should get work around Northern Ireland as a lookalike.”