Monday, January 14, 2008

Thomas Yau, star of new Halifax commercial


The latest can't-get-it-out-of-your-head Halifax commercial features a Mr. Thomas Yau, an employee at the bank from Leeds who auditioned after seeing an internal email.

I don't know how they do it but the people who make the Halifax ads seem to have a knack of choosing songs that really stick in your head! Still, it's a fun ad and it's nice to see a Chinese face in a commercial who isn't doing the usual, predictable, stereotypical stuff.

You can see behind-the-scenes clips and an interview with Thomas on Halifax's dedicated website: www.halifaxsomethinggood.co.uk/

And here's the ad itself (Warning: Contains catchy song!):


12 comments:

Sandmaiden said...

I wonder if he'll be doing a tour of all the Halifax branches! I met Howard Brown at my local!!! Hehe

Anonymous said...

isnt he just GORGEOUS!!...mm...

lucy said...

Im in love with thomas yau he is ssoooooo hot!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

thomas yau is incredibly sexy

Anonymous said...

WE LOVE YOUR ADVERT WE'VE EVEN MADE UP AN AWSOME DANCE!!!!!!!!!!
LOOK OUT FOR IT ON BEDROOM TV!

AMIE, HOLLY AND NIAMH

Thomas Yau said...

OMG, my name is Thomas Yau, that's well freaky, maybe we're related. If he's got Hakka relatives, then we could.
,from Thomas Yau

Anonymous said...

its the most annoying crap advert ever.

thomas said...

we met this badman in a brand new halifax branch in brighton today. they gave us free popcorn and we put our arms around him and took a photo. howard was meant to be there but he was a chicken and he didnt arrive we got thomas instead, which in esscence was a better deal overall. we also got free glasses which magnified it made you a bit fuzzy but you DID look like the howard brown, you know the one off the halifax adverts. signed turner newmeir -drury and lewis nicholls.

Anonymous said...

crap advert...
makes him look like hes run out of G.A.Y

batman

Anonymous said...

I think looks like a sweet, funny, cute guy! Hope he doesn't lose his job! And to the last blogger, I wouldn't mind meeting him in Rupert St Bar anyday!

Hayley said...

I love him!
he's so sweet I want to meet him!

the future alison yau said...

thomas is my hero.. i love him sooo much.. he makes the sun come out on the darkest days.... please marry me :)