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lemoncurd 16-09-2012 15:47

Encounters with Celebrities
 
Have you ever met someone famous and if so, how did they come across? Nicer than you'd think or had fame gone to their head?

I don't think I've met anyone particularly famous - the only one I can recall is the former TV chef, Kevin Woodford, who was filming a show in Rhodes. He was very nice and spent a while drinking with us in a bar.

My best friend from school once went down to a Stonewall gig in London (shortly after he had come out) and wrote to Ian McKellen, who was compering. Sir Ian wrote back and invited him to come down in the morning, and spent the day with my friend, introducing him to other people in the show, including Julian Clary, Sonia (scouse chantreuse) and Sandi Toksvig, and even bought him lunch. What a nice chap!

Smiley433 16-09-2012 16:06

Try this thread in the Showbiz section.

Velvet Glove 16-09-2012 16:07

Jimmy Carr offered to share a cab with me last year. He was completely different to how he comes across on TV, one of the nicest people I've ever met! I sent him a tweet on getting home (I had a further journey after the cab) and he messaged me back and then followed me which left me grinning for weeks!

Pet1986 16-09-2012 16:12

I saw two guys who were in Blue in Dubai in the hotel bar but didnt go up to them or anything. I didnt want to invade their space and im sure i saw Mohamed Al Fayed as well. I did meet Geri Halliwell in London a year ago in a bookshop and she was lovely and friendly and very funny and chatted away for about 20mins.

DeelyBopper 16-09-2012 16:18

I saw Jordan through a camera lens. She waggled her tongue upon seeing me.

heavy_rotation 16-09-2012 16:58

I met Anastacia a few times, gorgeous and lovely woman. Also met Lulu and Heather small, also pleasant :)

lemoncurd 16-09-2012 17:10

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Originally Posted by Smiley433 (Post 61159051)
Try this thread in the Showbiz section.

No WAY am I venturing into the showbiz section!! :D I value my sanity too much....

Smiley433 19-09-2012 15:37

Ah it's not that bad. If you avoid certain threads! :)

CatWolf 19-09-2012 15:41

Been on the piss with many a celeb like John Craven and Richard Whitely. nearly lost a liver with Craven, he is a monster.

TOONARMY12 19-09-2012 15:42

Noel Edmonds :o a couple of footballers , such as Emile Heskey, Neil Warnock (My friend and I got a photo taken with him when he was at Sheffield United as they were in Cornwall for a friendly). Most recentley however the comedian Stewart Lee.

dee123 19-09-2012 15:47

On Palm Beach i met a few of the cast members of Home & Away.
Alf, Roo, Brax & Casey were nice. Indi & Romeo thought they were all that and didn't have time for any fans.

trevgo 19-09-2012 15:55

I have an old and close friend who's a hugely successful TV producer (comedy, mainly) with a long career, and I've met lots of famous folk at various filmings and parties he's invited me to. Can't ever recall meeting one that wasn't nice, tbh. Won't brag or bore with the list!

Most different persona on and off the set I'd say is David Walliams. Addicted to camp when there's an audience/camera, but very blokey in the green room!

Edit: I did sit on the next table to Joan Collins in Le Caprice a couple of years ago, and she appeared to be a right cow! I seem to recall she sent everything back including the water!

zombie 19-09-2012 16:34

I printed one of the grumbleweeds 35mm films the once-lots of very odd shots of him half naked taken by himself. Only a couple of people i worked with knew who he was!

have walked past frazier hines and robbie from eastenders outside greggs in wolverhampton

Singer Gabrielle came into the shop i worked in

So did mickey dolenz from the monkeys,I was putting up the xmas decs and he knocked them down with a tripod :D

sootysoo 19-09-2012 16:48

I was Mollie Sugden's chief bridesmaid.

Brian1709 19-09-2012 16:51

I waited outside Sth Kensington post office with Servalan from Blakes 7 back in the early 1980's. I didn't speak to her though.

I also shared a lift with Martin Peters in Romford back when he was 10 years ahead of his time.

cheesy_pasty 19-09-2012 16:54

Met David Beckham whilst queueing for a flight to Los Angeles at LHR T5. Nice bloke.

Edit: Forgot to mention I very briefly met former US President Bill Clinton. Had a great presence about him, but was very charming and a generally pleasant person to interact with for the short time I had the chance to.

morecowbell 19-09-2012 16:56

I went out with someone off the tele a few years ago. I wish I could name names and tell you what an out and out **** he is but i better not :o:mad:

BadLadAsh 19-09-2012 17:00

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Originally Posted by morecowbell (Post 61211563)
I went out with someone off the tele a few years ago. I wish I could name names and tell you what an out and out **** he is but i better not :o:mad:

Come on you can't leave us hanging give us a clue!

HarrisonMarks 19-09-2012 17:16

Not much in my current incarnation but in previous lives I was fairly close to Emperor Nero, King Alfred,Genghis Khan, William Shakespeare, Florence Nightingale and all of the 'Crazy Gang' but especially 'Monsewer' Eddie Gray. I could tell a few tales......
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80sfan 19-09-2012 18:05

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Originally Posted by zombie (Post 61211244)
I printed one of the grumbleweeds 35mm films the once-lots of very odd shots of him half naked taken by himself. Only a couple of people i worked with knew who he was!

have walked past frazier hines and robbie from eastenders outside greggs in wolverhampton

Singer Gabrielle came into the shop i worked in

So did mickey dolenz from the monkeys,I was putting up the xmas decs and he knocked them down with a tripod :D

I've seen Frazer Hines (used to be in Emmerdale Farm) in Newark on Trent a few times, usually wearing shades in mid winter. I remember this one time he was really creating a fuss that a small branch of Somerfields didn't have the wine he wanted and had what looked like the whole shop running around after him. What did he ever do apart from Emmerdale? Hardly a megastar ;)

sorcha_healy27 19-09-2012 18:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by dee123 (Post 61210451)
On Palm Beach i met a few of the cast members of Home & Away.
Alf, Roo, Brax & Casey were nice. Indi & Romeo thought they were all that and didn't have time for any fans.

Im glad brax was nice as I love him :D

dorydaryl 19-09-2012 19:07

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Originally Posted by sootysoo (Post 61211440)
I was Mollie Sugden's chief bridesmaid.

Me too :D:p;)

BTW, R.I.P. Mollie :(

80sfan 19-09-2012 19:10

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Originally Posted by dorydaryl (Post 61213936)
Me too :D:p;)

BTW, R.I.P. Mollie :(

One of this country's best sitcom actresses and probably the greatest Yorkshire woman ever :)

shmisk 19-09-2012 21:39

went to a wedding and got drunk with Sharon from easties

dorydaryl 20-09-2012 00:44

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Originally Posted by 80sfan (Post 61214041)
One of this country's best sitcom actresses and probably the greatest Yorkshire woman ever :)

I'm a Yorkie and was gutted when she passed away.


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