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Old 08-10-2010, 10:21
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Why has no-one mentioned Princess Cole yet?
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:23
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Nigel Havers. From personal experience.
A few people have mentioned him in this thread now, what's he like? He does always play the the posh and charming gentleman in interviews well so he could be too good to be true. lol
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:26
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My friend ended up playing football on a beach in ireland with tom hanks when he was shooting saving private ryan and he was apparently the nicest man ever
I can second that, my uncle worked on the set of Saving Private Ryan and said that Tom Hanks was so down to earth and friendly. He's my fave actor and like him even more knowing that he's a nice person in real life.
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:30
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havent met any rude celebs but i've gotten to know baz warne from the stranglers a bit from going to a lot of his solo gigs and he's brilliant with the fans. hangs around the bar after and chats away with anybody. last time i seen him i got him to record an insult for a friend of mine with on my camera. hilairious.
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:50
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Another for Cilla!

My best pals Gran told us the best story that she worked very briefly in Wardrobe on one of her shows and was sacked for telling Cilla "if you speak to me like that again, I'll kick the s#!t out of you"! Hahahaha
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Old 08-10-2010, 12:01
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Another for Cilla!

My best pals Gran told us the best story that she worked very briefly in Wardrobe on one of her shows and was sacked for telling Cilla "if you speak to me like that again, I'll kick the s#!t out of you"! Hahahaha
Fantastic
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Old 08-10-2010, 12:57
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A good friend of mine was working (as a musician) at the recent Help for Heroes concert. He's a massive fan of Michael McIntyre and after the show there was a bit of a party in the bar, MM was there and my friend approached him and was told to "**** off". Friend was really shocked at how horrible MM was and it's put him right off him. He said everyone else was really nice, especially Rhod Gilbert who bought everyone drinks and kept them in hysterics all night.
Always knew Mcintyre was a 2 bob stuck up ****, don't know how people find him funny
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Old 08-10-2010, 12:59
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Sean Connery

My dad caddied for him once. Just the once mind. Arrogant pig apparently.
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Old 08-10-2010, 13:01
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Sean Connery

My dad caddied for him once. Just the once mind. Arrogant pig apparently.
I can believe it.

I think most people realise that Connery is a total berk after his remarks about women needing to be slapped around.
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Old 08-10-2010, 13:04
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A good friend of mine was working (as a musician) at the recent Help for Heroes concert. He's a massive fan of Michael McIntyre and after the show there was a bit of a party in the bar, MM was there and my friend approached him and was told to "**** off".
When I hear of an incident like that, I can't help wondering if the person approaching the 'rude' celeb might have come across as over familiar or taking the mickey, as well as if they are exaggerating the degree of rudeness of the celeb.
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Old 08-10-2010, 13:10
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Why has no-one mentioned Princess Cole yet?

far too obvious?
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Old 08-10-2010, 13:21
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When I hear of an incident like that, I can't help wondering if the person approaching the 'rude' celeb might have come across as over familiar or taking the mickey, as well as if they are exaggerating the degree of rudeness of the celeb.
I can totally see where you're coming from but in this case it would be a "no".

Doog is one of the nicest guys you could meet. He's an army bandsman and is an accomplished folk musician as well. He and his severely physically disabled wife are big fans of MM and have been to see him live a couple of times and he approached him to tell him how "great" he thought he was and this was the response he got.

He said everyone else was top notch, MM stuck out like a sore thumb with his snotty attitude.
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Old 08-10-2010, 13:21
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One of my friends won a VIP visit to the Corrie set. She was helicoptered in, with a champagne reception, and got backstage priveledges, and was able to mingle escorted with the cast and watch a few scenes being shot.

Everyone was really freindly, except for the woman who plays Rita Fairclough! She was a right snotty cow, rude, very self-important, and wouldn't speak to any of the people involved with the VIP set tour. Though I'm told she is charm itself when the camera is on her in interviews or PR stuff.

No need to be like that - she aint no Helen Mirren! She's on Corrie! Irony is, Helen probably would have been much more accommodating.
My Gran, donkeys years ago, worked at Bellevue races and the Corrie cast all went in there she said similar. The worst she said though were Lynne Perry (Ivy Tilsley) and the woman who played Concepta Riley who were vile.

Every time Concepta came in their manager used to shout 'That bloody Conception's in again'. Tee, hee!
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Old 08-10-2010, 13:23
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My Gran, donkeys years ago, worked at Bellevue races and the Corrie cast all went in there she said similar. The worst she said though were Lynne Perry (Ivy Tilsley) and the woman who played Concepta Riley who were vile.

Every time Concepta came in their manager used to shout 'That bloody Conception's in again'. Tee, hee!
Conception! LOL!

Doreen Keogh - now probably known best as Mary in the Royle Family.
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Old 08-10-2010, 13:27
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I can totally see where you're coming from but in this case it would be a "no".

Doog is one of the nicest guys you could meet. He's an army bandsman and is an accomplished folk musician as well. He and his severely physically disabled wife are big fans of MM and have been to see him live a couple of times and he approached him to tell him how "great" he thought he was and this was the response he got.

He said everyone else was top notch, MM stuck out like a sore thumb with his snotty attitude.

Of course one could say that maybe he was having a bad night, or he didn't feel very well and couldn't be bothered, but there is such a thing as courtesy. Unfortunately far too many of these celebs seem to think that they are above such things once they get a bit of fame behind them.

I have absolutely no reason to disbelieve your friend's experience at all. I find it rather disappointing, because MM does come over as a nice guy. Oh well...I still think he's funny though. Sorry to those who don't. Tony Hancock was a complete ass, but he was still a funny guy sometimes.
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Old 08-10-2010, 13:33
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One of my Aunt's used to be a silver service waitress, did loads of Royal Variety Club dos back in the day. The one's I really remember were Tommy Cooper - lovely chap, took time to talk to the waiting staff and had them in hysterics, ditto Eric Morcombe, another lovely man. The one that I remember as being vile was Max Bygraves, horrible man by all accounts.
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Old 08-10-2010, 13:41
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Kate Price!!!!
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Old 08-10-2010, 13:41
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I've heard from several people that Caroline Flack (Gladiators token totty presenter) is a git, who doesn't have time for anyone that isn't famous or a member of the Royal Family.

On the other side, Richard Attenborough is very very nice, met him when I was a kid, he was a big fan of a book that my teacher wrote before he died, so came to visit our school just after Jurassic Park came out, he spent the day telling us all about dinosaurs
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Old 08-10-2010, 13:44
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A musician friend was involved in Lulu's tour a few years ago and reported that she was an absolute cow to everyone backstage. Dunno how she is with the public though
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Old 08-10-2010, 13:47
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My sister's friend met Gok Wan in a club in Liverpool one night, and went up to him and said "Hey Gok, sorry to bother you, but what do you think of my outfit?" (or something like that) and he just said "Sorry love it's my day off" and just turned his back on her.

I know he must get it all the time but politeness costs nothing. I was gutted because I love Gok on TV.
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Old 08-10-2010, 13:51
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June Whitfield, a horror
Des O Connor, a gent
Omar Sharif. lovely man
Mickey Rooney, lovely wee man
Michael Palin... everyone loves him
Davina McCall.. false as hell.
June Whitfield..a horror..I can't believe that!

Mickey Rooney..lovely..when I met him he was absolutely vile
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Old 08-10-2010, 14:20
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My sister's friend met Gok Wan in a club in Liverpool one night, and went up to him and said "Hey Gok, sorry to bother you, but what do you think of my outfit?" (or something like that) and he just said "Sorry love it's my day off" and just turned his back on her.

I know he must get it all the time but politeness costs nothing. I was gutted because I love Gok on TV.
Yeah, politeness costs nothing if you are prepared for it. Alot of them are relaxing, getting on with their lives, and a complete stranger who thinks they know them because they are on the TV barges in.

I can see why some get annoyed.
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Old 08-10-2010, 14:23
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My sister's friend met Gok Wan in a club in Liverpool one night, and went up to him and said "Hey Gok, sorry to bother you, but what do you think of my outfit?" (or something like that) and he just said "Sorry love it's my day off" and just turned his back on her.

I know he must get it all the time but politeness costs nothing. I was gutted because I love Gok on TV.
To be fair, if you met your GP at a social function, you wouldn't ask them for a medical opinion on your Farmer Giles would you? Perhaps if your mate had just gone up and said hello, love your show, he might have been more ready to chat.
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Old 08-10-2010, 15:38
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Louisa Lytton (Beth from the Bill) was filming outside my work - she was a snotty little thing - right up herself, gary Lucy was there and was lovely (but im a bit biased) and was having photographs etc.

I have also met Jesse Wallace (kat from eastenders) when she was heavily pregnant, asked for autograph and when she asked my name and i replied she said she loved it and would consider it for the baby - although she didnt! - she really was lovely but her other half (forget his name, dave somethingorother i think) glared at me like i was about to murder her! came across as very jealous of her being recognised...

james cracknell is also a lovely person and very very handsome!!! he had all the ladies swooning although when i see him now he comes across as a bit of a **** - fame seems to have changed him.
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Old 08-10-2010, 15:41
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I nursed Bernard Manning many years ago and he was a lovely man in real life.

Met Cliff Richard... not nice.

Barbara Knox (Rita Fairclough).. not nice
Omar Sharif... Lovely.

George Best... Lovely and so were his relatives.
I wouldn't mind but she only comes from Oldham
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