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Marketing Executive
Alliance Insurance Management Ltd

Marketing Executive
Alliance

BBC Actor
Hitchhikerâ€s Guide

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Alliance Corporate Risk Management - News - Industry news

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Alliance's new hire offers a 'hitch hiker's guide to risk management', Alliance appoints David Learner as Marketing Executive.He takes up the position of Marketing Executive responsible for new business

Ex Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy star, David Learner has joined Alliance, a fast-growing business insurance and risk management company based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
David trained as a professional actor at RADA where fellow classmates included Alan Rickman and Trevor Eve (Waking the Dead).
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David then left the world of acting in 1999 to pursue a career in Sales and Marketing and since then David has worked in various marketing roles before joining Alliance this month.
David says of his appointment: "It's great to be joining Alliance at such an exciting time in the company's history.Many people think the subject of business risk management is dull - it's part of my job to disprove that myth and educate the market about risk management - a 'hitch hiker's guide to risk' if you like."
John McLaren-Stewart, Chief Executive of Alliance comments: "It's great to have David on board.
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David is appearing in a new Sci-Fi documentary series to be shown on Sky One on 27th September where he will be interviewed about his role as Marvin the Paranoid Android in The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy.The programme is about the greatest robots in Sci-Fi and David will be featured together with other actors who have made it into the top 10 robots of all time including R2D2 & C3PO, Doctor Who's companion K9, Bender from Futurama & Kryten from Red Dwarf.


Media Week - Modernisation for Insurance Times

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The first feature will be a profile of David Learner, the former BBC actor of Hitchhikerâ€s Guide to the Galaxy fame, who left the thespian world to become an insurance broker.


Actors: Simon Jones, David Dixon, Mark ...

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Actors: Simon Jones, David Dixon, Mark Wing-Davey, Sandra Dickinson, David Learner, Stephen Moore, Peter Jones (narrator)


Interactive Knightmare

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David Verrey was seen and heard in Knightmare Series 3 as McGrew and Golgarach, and David Learner appeared in the following three series as Pickle.

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David is also a forename shared by two of the Knightmare RPG makers. The first, better known as Dave, or as knightmaredave, is the actor behind the characters Funkus and Morgaine. The second has had roles as Drassil, Ghutlar and an eponymous CITVPresenter who sat alongside Presenter Matt.
The current version of the Knightmare.com Discussion Forum has several members who have based their usernames on David or Dave, including the following.


Telegraph | Money | City diary

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Marvin, the Paranoid Android in the TV version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - also known as David Learner, is a marketing executive at risk management company Alliance.Learner (who was inside the robot) has swapped acting to drum up business there.

His Rada training is useful, he reckons: "Many people think the subject of risk management is so dull - it's part of my job to disprove that myth and educate people about risk management - 'a hitchhiker's guide to risk' if you like."

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