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Old 04-11-2008, 15:09
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Nice:

Graham Norton nothing particularly nasty, but he was a little curt.
Well that made me do a double-take...

Rather random but have encountered:
Stephen Fry (total angel)
Archbishop of Canterbury (can I count him as a celeb?) who was v. charming.
Joe Jackson (a bit twitchy at being approached, but very polite)
Linford Christie (ditto)
Poet John Hegley - met him in a bar, told him I loved his poetry and he immediately bought me a drink.

In my hospital working days also witnessed visit by Prince Charles - a young teenage patient bellowed, "F*** me, it's Prince Charles!" at which he laughed quite nicely.
Also Prince Edward, looking shy and ill-at-ease, while his wife looked every inch the born royal.
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Old 04-11-2008, 15:17
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Lovely Cilla story. She was in panto and they were doing the ghost behind you sketch. When she was left on her own, she had to say 'Oh, I'm so frightened of ghosts. What shall I do to scare it away?' and a little darling in the audience shouted out 'sing to it - that should do it!' I don't think she was amused though, although everyone else was.
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Old 04-11-2008, 15:40
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I can't help noticing that some of these meetings were when the celeb was on duty (signing, official meets, performing etc) whereas others were spotted in the street, met whilst fm was at work, whatever.

Perhaps some of those who seemed nice in the former circs might be absolute horrors if met in the second. You'd have to be an idiot not to put on a smiling face when scheduled to meet your fans.

The horrors always come across as the most interesting in my opinion. Although I suppose I mightn't feel that way if I was the one doing the meeting.....

I haven't met anyone famous myself.
I see what you mean. I would actually not approach a celeb if I saw them going down the road or trying to do their shopping, or all that sort of normal stuff. They are "off duty" then and owe nothing to anyone, and, I think that should be remembered and respected.

Of course, nothing is foolproof. I've read of plently of people who have had bad experiences at organized conventions and premieres so just because it's an organized event that doesn't mean you shouldn't be prepared for anything.

Celebs are real people who have good and bad days and, like real people, some are nice and some are not. You just have to go with it and if you have a bad experience, it's a shame, but it's how people can be - all people.
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Old 04-11-2008, 15:47
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I see what you mean. I would actually not approach a celeb if I saw them going down the road or trying to do their shopping, or all that sort of normal stuff. They are "off duty" then and owe nothing to anyone, and, I think that should be remembered and respected.

Of course, nothing is foolproof. I've read of plently of people who have had bad experiences at organized conventions and premieres so just because it's an organized event that doesn't mean you shouldn't be prepared for anything.

Celebs are real people who have good and bad days and, like real people, some are nice and some are not. You just have to go with it and if you have a bad experience, it's a shame, but it's how people can be - all people.
I was in an Italian restaurant with Ken Kercheval last year and people kept approaching him while he was trying to eat. He was very gracious and signed stuff but I thought it was rude the people couldn't wait until he had finished.

I forgot a couple on my list earlier:

Kaye Adams - Lovely woman. We had drinks and she was funny and interesting

Daniel Faison (The black guy in Scrubs) - really nice guy. Met him while bowling in LA. I was chatting to him with no clue of who he was until my rather starstruck daughter told me. He happily had a picture with the kids

And just to elaborate on the people I mentioned earlier:


Lorna Luft Initially met her as a fan but we have become good friends
Ken Kercheval - met through Lorna when they appeared in theatre together
Lorraine Chase - Again met through Lorna
Patricia Hodge - Again met through Lorna
Craig McLachlan - met through Lorna when they appeared in theatre together
Jon Voigt - Again met through Lorna
Stevie Nicks - lifelong fan. Went to see her show in Las Vegas and got to meet her afterwards
Sheryl Crow She was with Stevie when I met her
Lindsey Buckingham - met him when Fleetwood Mac toured over here in 2004
Mick Fleetwood - met him when Fleetwood Mac toured over here in 2004
Peter Green - met him backstage at a Fleetwood Mac show in 2004
Brian Wilson (not really on this planet!) - Again met through Lorna
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Old 04-11-2008, 15:55
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I see what you mean. I would actually not approach a celeb if I saw them going down the road or trying to do their shopping, or all that sort of normal stuff. They are "off duty" then and owe nothing to anyone, and, I think that should be remembered and respected.

Of course, nothing is foolproof. I've read of plently of people who have had bad experiences at organized conventions and premieres so just because it's an organized event that doesn't mean you shouldn't be prepared for anything.

Celebs are real people who have good and bad days and, like real people, some are nice and some are not. You just have to go with it and if you have a bad experience, it's a shame, but it's how people can be - all people.
I would never approach a celeb in the street or when they are doing their shopping etc either. Its quite rude actually.
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Old 04-11-2008, 16:23
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I totally agree. Imagine you've got a bad tummy, you feel knackered and ill, and people are approaching you wanting conversation about your job? You wouldn't appreciate it would you? I think people and their personal space should be respected and left to their own devices unless in an official work capacity.
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Old 04-11-2008, 16:31
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I totally agree. Imagine you've got a bad tummy, you feel knackered and ill, and people are approaching you wanting conversation about your job? You wouldn't appreciate it would you? I think people and their personal space should be respected and left to their own devices unless in an official work capacity.
It's a fine line. On the whole I don't think people not obviously busy (eg in the middle of a famiy meal) mind if someone comes up, pleasantly tells them that they love their work, and passes on. Well I wouldn't mind. I would never approach a celeb whose work I didn't like - what would be the point?
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Old 04-11-2008, 17:33
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I've been quite lucky with who I've met as most have been nice.

The nice ones I've met are:

Phillip Schofield and Caron Keating - they opened my school fete years ago, they were both really lovely and friendly and more than happy to chat to people and have their pics taken etc.

Ian Lavender - I sat on his knee when I was younger lol at a charity cricket match, he was lovely and really friendly.

Stephen Gately, Shane Lynch and Keith Duffy - Stephen is one of the nicest guys you could ever meet, so friendly and down to earth and takes a lot of time out for the fans. Even if he is in a rush and can't really stop, he always has a smile and hello for you. Shane and Keith are just as nice too. (I haven't met Ronan and Mikey though so I don't know what they're like)

Bruno Langley - one of the nicest guys you could ever meet too. He's always genuinely interested in what you have to say and is really down to earth. He's not really into the fame thing so I think it's impressive that he still stops to talk to people when he'd probably prefer to keep a low profile.

Michael Ball - absolutely hilarious, and really nice and friendly.

Christopher Biggins - hysterically funny, really nice guy.

Wayne Sleep - really friendly and nice guy, he and my mum were flirting with each other though I know he's gay but he was deffo being flirty with my mum, and she with him SO embarrassing!

Jason Donovan - absolutely lovely and has a lot of time for the fans. I was impressed with how he came out of the theatre after the matinee of the show specifically to chat to fans and sign autographs etc.

Lee from 911 - he was really nice. The security guard was telling him off for chatting to the fans but he ignored him and carried on regardless.

Connie Fisher - really lovely and very humble.

Lesley Garrett - an absolute sweetheart, so chatty and friendly and a very warm person.

The sort of nice and sort of not:

Will Young - he was rude and dismissive and he pushed my mum out of the way. He wouldn't meet any fans unless he had his security guard with him to line everyone up in a queue (even though there was only a few of us there). He was nice to talk to once we got to meet him though, and he has the most gorgeous smile ever....it was just his attitude beforehand that wasn't so nice. As a huge fan, his attitude really disappointed me, but I'm hoping that he was just having a bad day. I haven't held it aganst him anyway

The not so nice:

Russ Abbott - he was really rude and obnoxious and he stank of booze.
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Old 04-11-2008, 18:11
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ive met aquite a few in myyouth main onesbeing takethat who we allvery nice especiallymark androbbie-gary sometimesis in a mood but not a horrible person

havrnt really met any nasty ones per se
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Old 04-11-2008, 20:38
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Haven't met Anthony Hopkinks but Jack Nicholson is lovely. He snubbed the press (bet they were seething! ) in favour of spending more time with the fans and despite it being January and so cold I couldn't feel my body, he stayed outside with for ages. I think most people who were in the front line didn't go away disappointed and he was shaking hands and posing for photos as well. He's clearly very fan savvy and knows exactly how to handle it all.
That is awesome. To be honest, I'm quite surprised. I don't know why but I imagined him to be not very friendly. I'm so glad I'm proven wrong!
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Old 04-11-2008, 21:14
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apparently mark owen from take that is lovely. when my mate was having a heart transplant, her mum met him on a train, and he wrote her a note telling her to get well soon
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Old 04-11-2008, 21:22
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Daniel Faison (The black guy in Scrubs) - [b]
If he said his name was Daniel then it wasn't "Turk" from Scrubs his name is Donald Fasion.......
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Old 04-11-2008, 21:29
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If he said his name was Daniel then it wasn't "Turk" from Scrubs his name is Donald Fasion.......
My mistake ... I meant Donald Faison. See.. I told you I didn't recognise him at the time! I googled him when I got home..

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0265668/

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...4&id=540273522
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Old 04-11-2008, 21:45
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I've come across Les Dennis and Amanda .... her surname escapes me but it was his ex-wife. She was genuinely lovely but he just looked miserable although it was Sunday morning and they (she!) was clothes shopping.
Footballer Nigel Winterbourne (sp?) was another one who was who I was once served in a shop, no airs and grace despite being asked for his signature when he was trying to pay for goods! And one of his card was declined!
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Old 04-11-2008, 21:46
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There are some surprises on here...

Girls Aloud I had always expected to be really really up themselves; I'm surprised to hear that they generally seem quite nice

And CILLA!! Anybody got any juicy Cilla stories? Spill the gory details!!

I've met French and Saunders- lovely, lovely ladies. And Joan Rivers- absolutely wonderful. I once chatted to Jeff Stelling, who came across as a very nice, genuine chap.

Those are the most noteworthy people I've met... also met a couple of extremely unimpressive Z listers, none of whom really made impressions on me either way.
Years and years ago, my dad and crew where doing some building work on Cillas house. She wouldn't let them boil a kettle for their tea all the time that they were there. (Not very juicy but it always put me off her.)

Donald Sutherland was lovely, so tall. Andy Williams gave me a lovely smile and a wave. Bob Holnes was very nice and chatty. Saw Dennis Waterman and Rula at the zoo, didn't talk to them.
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Old 04-11-2008, 21:58
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I've met Kevin Keegan a couple of times. First time as a checkout girl in the early nineties when he was hilarious and really friendly. The second time was a couple of years ago when he was not friendly at all.. But then I was in my professional capacity as being from 'The Council', so it isn't that surprising really!
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Old 04-11-2008, 22:27
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The nice

Christine Bleakley - My brother in law works at the BBC studios, I went to drop off his keys and saw her, she was such a nice lady with a very infectious laugh

Ricky tomlinson - At a bar in liverpool, he was an absoloute delight

Kate Garraway - Was at my local park on the isle of dogs, my one year old ran up to her and she laughed and said what a georgus looking baby, and asked me about the local area!

Andrew Castle - Came to my work one time at a charity event, such a polite fella!

The bad

Holly valance - Shopping in M&S and she dropped her stuff, an old woman offerd to help but she said no no thats my stuff, I was gobsmacked

Jessie Wallace - Mother in law said she was horrid, at an airport she couldn't care less some people were delayed hours & hours
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Old 04-11-2008, 22:38
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That is awesome. To be honest, I'm quite surprised. I don't know why but I imagined him to be not very friendly. I'm so glad I'm proven wrong!
I believe he made number four or something like that not too long ago on a list of the best Hollywood autograph signers. It was nice to see he actually lives up to reputation.
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Old 04-11-2008, 22:39
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Nice

Macy Gray
Dainton and Pritchard of Dirty Sanchez
Jon Snow (BB)
Peter Davidson
H (Steps)- he was really lovely!
John Barrowman - saw him in Cardiff...it was all I could do to stop myself drooling all over him (I LOVE HIM!!!)

Nasty
Duncan (Blue)- he was really really rude when we saw him in Lanzarote- Horrid Man!
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Old 04-11-2008, 23:21
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[quote=supergirlblibs;28539092]Nicholas Lyndhurst is a bit grumpy, he shops in my local M&S and he tries to be so unobvious (hat, sunglasses) that he is in fact, really obvious
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Will second that!
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Old 04-11-2008, 23:28
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Louis Walsh was a bit drunk when I met him...he fell off a curb...enough said really.

Lesley Garrett was a lovely lady, didn't seem to mind the fact that I practically jumped on her at all!

All of G4 are very sociable and friendly when you meet them.

Ian Lavender and his wife are also really lovely, friendly people. I love them!!
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Old 04-11-2008, 23:30
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I have heard that Nicholas Lyndhurst is quite pretentious before.
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Old 05-11-2008, 00:11
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Nice

Heather Small Met Heather at a gig a few years ago, really friendly and genuine.
Kelle Bryan (Eternal) Lovely, Down to earth.
Tupele Dorgu
David Tennant
Craig Revel-Horwood
Kimberley Walsh
[b]Shirley Stelfox (Edna in Emmadale)
Jane MacDonald
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Old 05-11-2008, 00:38
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I've only met Peter Beardsley - and he was absolutely lovely. Oh I briefly met footballer Michael Chopra too but it was only for about 20 seconds and didn't get much of an impression.

The girl from Same Difference [XF] was at my graduation ball as a guest. I hope she didn't see me drunk and lifting my dress up She seemed lovely anyway, not that I spoke to her. I was far too drunk to talk, so I pointed and exclaimed "OH MY GOD! SAME DIFFERENCE!". I hope she was drunk too so didn't notice.

I would love to meet Dara O'Briain, David Tennant, Billie Piper and Catherine Tate. Because I love Mock the Week [but the other comedians seem quite cut-throat ] and Doctor Who.
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Old 05-11-2008, 00:49
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Mike "Squeaky" McClean - former 'roving' reporter for Richard and Judy.

Not quite a 'proper' celeb in that sense, but an arrogant tosser nonetheless
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