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Old 18-11-2010, 07:53
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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.
I got to know Baz very well when he was about 18 - many years before The Stranglers and just before he was with The Toy Dolls. He was a great lad - full of fun, and the most handsome young man I have ever seen. I'm glad to here he hasn't changed.
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Old 18-11-2010, 11:38
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I'm quite dissapointed to read about people's encounters with Jon Bon Jovi. He seems so humble and was my first ever crush and still is.

I always thought of him as down to earth and unassuming, but the majority of people's experiences with him have been negative.....
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Old 18-11-2010, 12:34
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Yes, 'Ms Black' does seem to lose and then regain the Scouse accent-mainly regaining it when a TV camera is focussed on her. Shame it isnt a rifle.

Julai Roberts-agree with the poster who said she is nice. Whilst in London, and in a Range Rover, offered a lift to somebody who helped resolve a road traffic problem. Down to earth by all accounts

June Whitfield--mixed stories on her.

Gloria Honeyford...not nice.

Antony Cotton--likes to be the centre of attention.

Matthew Kelly- nice bloke, good conversationalist.
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Old 18-11-2010, 13:48
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roger moore was really nice to my mum once, she was working on reception where he was having his hair done, and he heard her complaining about having to walk home in the rain so he gave her a lift! my dad was not impressed when she rolled up in roger moores car

the ginger one out of blazin squad stood on my foot once and didn't apologise though.
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Old 18-11-2010, 15:29
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No not that Preston, he seems lovely. It's the fat one from Jackass called Preston. Well, a lot of alcohol had been consumed and we had an argument but never thought he'd go for me. A horrible night, was about 8 years ago ago and I was only 20. Since I've got older I've been kcking myself for letting him get away with it
Are you a jackass groupie or were you a random bystander ?
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Old 18-11-2010, 23:50
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I'm surprised to hear so many bad stories about Barbara Windsor. I only met her briefly but she was bubbly and friendly and chatted happily to us, no airs & graces. She got really pally with the director of our am dram group and agreed to be a patron. She seemed nice to me!

I give people the benefit of the doubt if they are considered bad for refusing an autograph or chat when they are out and about and minding their own business. If every time you tried to have a bit of privacy someone came over and hassled you then you'd snap occasionally, even if you had the patience of a saint! I'm more inclined to give credence to stories of what people are like to work with.

I used to be on the fringes of the comedy scene and have seen enough to know that some comedians aren't that comfortable in social situations and use personas for on stage, being fairly withdrawn off it. If someone is inclined to put the person on a pedastal, then it's easy to mistake awkwardness for arogance and a wish for privacy as a deliberate snub.
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Old 19-11-2010, 00:51
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I agree that simply cos a celeb wasnt nice when you met them in a shop, or asked for an autograph doesnt say much about them.... you dont know their circumstances. Maybe they were having a bad day??
A tiny snap shot isnt enough to judge to be honest, and these examples come up again and again on these threads.

If youve worked with, or known a celeb in some way that has more creedence IMO
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Old 19-11-2010, 07:06
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I'm surprised to hear so many bad stories about Barbara Windsor. I only met her briefly but she was bubbly and friendly and chatted happily to us, no airs & graces. She got really pally with the director of our am dram group and agreed to be a patron. She seemed nice to me!

I give people the benefit of the doubt if they are considered bad for refusing an autograph or chat when they are out and about and minding their own business. If every time you tried to have a bit of privacy someone came over and hassled you then you'd snap occasionally, even if you had the patience of a saint! I'm more inclined to give credence to stories of what people are like to work with.

I used to be on the fringes of the comedy scene and have seen enough to know that some comedians aren't that comfortable in social situations and use personas for on stage, being fairly withdrawn off it. If someone is inclined to put the person on a pedastal, then it's easy to mistake awkwardness for arogance and a wish for privacy as a deliberate snub.
Those are all good & fair points Miranda. Thank you.
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Old 19-11-2010, 11:07
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I give people the benefit of the doubt if they are considered bad for refusing an autograph or chat when they are out and about and minding their own business. If every time you tried to have a bit of privacy someone came over and hassled you then you'd snap occasionally, even if you had the patience of a saint! I'm more inclined to give credence to stories of what people are like to work with.

I used to be on the fringes of the comedy scene and have seen enough to know that some comedians aren't that comfortable in social situations and use personas for on stage, being fairly withdrawn off it. If someone is inclined to put the person on a pedastal, then it's easy to mistake awkwardness for arogance and a wish for privacy as a deliberate snub.
I definitely agree with this. My brother is a big Robert Plant fan, and has seen him a few times at football matches. However, he has never approached him for an autograph, because he says that RP isn't working when he's there, he's just out enjoying himself the same as everybody else.

However when celebs are at events like premieres or anything to do with promoting something they're doing, then I do think they have a duty to be friendly and attentive to their fans as far as they can be.
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Old 19-11-2010, 11:12
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I see Nigel Havers is proving the DS comments to be utterly correct!
Never met him and don't know anyone who has, but his behaviour in the jungle is pretty much what I expected from him. He's always come across as a bit of a pretentious snob.

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Old 19-11-2010, 11:24
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Jason Bradbury from The Gadget Show.

The wacky "hey, I'm down with the KIDS!!" image isn't him at all. Offscreen, he's moody, curt and very hard work to talk to.
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Old 19-11-2010, 11:32
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Jason Bradbury from The Gadget Show.

The wacky "hey, I'm down with the KIDS!!" image isn't him at all. Offscreen, he's moody, curt and very hard work to talk to.
The onscreen image is vile anyway so if he is even worse in real life...BONUS!
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Old 19-11-2010, 15:11
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Nice Celeb's that I've met:

Ant & Dec - both lovely (Dec was a bit grumpy but nice)
Jensen Button - lovely bloke.
The man who played Roy in EE - he was lovely and a bit shy!
Martin Johnson - lovely bloke and hilarious. Totally opposite from the guy you see on TV.

Not the not-so-nice...

Alan Titchmarsh. Was very rude to my family.
Jeremy Clarkson. Arrogant and rude.
Sean Connery. Looked at me like I was something he trod in.
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Old 19-11-2010, 19:09
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Pete Burns, Oxford Street Topshop several years ago. Exactly as revolting, bitchy and narcissistic as he comes across on telly. Rude to me, rude to everyone else around him too.

Jools Holland outside a London west end theatre about 3 years ago now I think. Rude and dismissive. Nothing like the engaging, friendly guy you see on TV. I very politely asked him for an autograph, he simply said "no", turned away and walked off.

Abi Titmuss Oxford Street shoe shop Office, about 4 years ago. Seemed nice and surprisingly down to earth. Maybe because I didn't ask her for an autograph? Whatever, I'll give her the benefit of the doubt.

Jerry Sadowitz (anyone remember him?) walking down Jermyn Street. Odd. I think I was to blame for the reaction that I got from him though. He was probably busy and I probably overstepped the mark stopping him and asking him if he was Jerry Sadowitz. According to someone I used to know, however, he is indeed very odd.
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Old 19-11-2010, 19:38
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I definitely agree with this. My brother is a big Robert Plant fan, and has seen him a few times at football matches. However, he has never approached him for an autograph, because he says that RP isn't working when he's there, he's just out enjoying himself the same as everybody else.

However when celebs are at events like premieres or anything to do with promoting something they're doing, then I do think they have a duty to be friendly and attentive to their fans as far as they can be.
Contrary to what has been said previously re Robert Plant I have nothing but positive things to say about him. My son was in the same year at school as Robert's youngest lad and he was always congenial and very pleasant at parents evenings. Having said that, he was there in his capacity as a parent and not an international rock star, and nobody bothered him for autographs.
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Old 20-11-2010, 05:07
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Met David Duchovny again in New York last weekend and hewas superb.wonderful guy and nothing was too much trouble. Genuinely lovely man. Met him a few times now and he is always brilliant with fans.
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Old 20-11-2010, 08:05
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Met David Duchovny again in New York last weekend and hewas superb.wonderful guy and nothing was too much trouble. Genuinely lovely man. Met him a few times now and he is always brilliant with fans.
In complete contrast met Gillian Anderson some years ago in London she couldn't have been more up her arse if she tried.
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Old 22-11-2010, 16:54
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Jason Bradbury from The Gadget Show.

The wacky "hey, I'm down with the KIDS!!" image isn't him at all. Offscreen, he's moody, curt and very hard work to talk to.
When I met him in a shop he was just like he is on the Gadget Show, but with more swearing
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Old 23-11-2010, 01:21
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Oddly enough I have also seen BG sitting in an armchair at Camden, but not in the road. It must have been a phase he was going through
That comment made me laugh. These precious, 'creative types, eh? *tuts*

Might have mentioned this before, but I had the 'pleasure' of sitting in the green room with Nigel Havers and Dr. Hilary Jones several years ago when I was being interviewed on breakfast telly. Contrary to the other celebs we met, those two came across as a pair of t*ssers.

I do agree, though, that people in the public eye should have the right to go about their everyday buiness without being pestered for autographs, unless they voluntarily/ willingly get into conversation. However, when doing promotional work, unless being subject to abuse, they should do their best to be civil if not polite. Nor, though, do I think celebs should be treated any differently/ preferentially when going about their daily business unless there is a damn good reason. Reports of them asking for freebies, discounts and upgrades really tee me off as, technically, they can afford to pay more than the rest of us for everyday items, services and 'treats'.
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Old 23-11-2010, 01:36
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Jason Bradbury from The Gadget Show.

The wacky "hey, I'm down with the KIDS!!" image isn't him at all. Offscreen, he's moody, curt and very hard work to talk to.
I spoke to him over the phone through work BEFORE the Gadget Show days and he was an absolute t****r. Several of my colleagues had spoken to him in the past and said similar things.
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Old 23-11-2010, 11:13
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Many moons ago I managed a petrol station out on the Surrey/Hampshire borders. It was attended service (told you it was a long time ago), thus you had to talk to the punters more than with a self-service. Met the following (should explain, there was a recording studio just down the road):

Francis Rossi: complete hoot, just as he comes across in interviews, was amused when I recognised him (called him Mr. Rossi), just said "it's Francis, fill 'er up". Didn't do the Q-tip trick, however...

Bobby Moore: quiet, polite, smaller than I'd imagined.

two-thirds of Five Star: complete tossers.

Stevie Wonder: driver was lost, asked me where the studio was, SW wound down the window and asked if we had any candy. I nearly fell over, and although it was entirely unprofessional, gushed about how great his Innervisions, Talking Book & Songs In The Key Of Life albums were. He shook my hand and thanked me. Got the candy free, of course. And here's the good bit - came back the next day and gave me a signed copy of Innervisions. Now, that's what I call a star.
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Old 23-11-2010, 11:18
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Stevie Wonder: driver was lost, asked me where the studio was, SW wound down the window and asked if we had any candy. I nearly fell over, and although it was entirely unprofessional, gushed about how great his Innervisions, Talking Book & Songs In The Key Of Life albums were. He shook my hand and thanked me. Got the candy free, of course. And here's the good bit - came back the next day and gave me a signed copy of Innervisions. Now, that's what I call a star.
That's class.
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Old 23-11-2010, 12:37
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Because of my job, I've worked with quite a few celebs and they fall into various categories: (I won't list everyone, I'd be here all day!)

All round nice people:
Gordon Ramsey
Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall
David Attenborough
Gary Barlow
Ant & Dec
Brad Pitt
Hugh Jackman
Dara O'Briain

Complete bumholes to work with, but lovely with the public:
Cat Deely
Rowan Atkinson
John Barrowman

Completely lovely to work with (as long as you're a certain level in the production) but don't like being bothered by the public:
David Suchet
Stephen Daldry (Director of Billy Elliot)
Judi Dench

Complete bumholes full stop:
Angelina Jolie
Samantha Bond (Miss Moneypenny in the Pierce Brosnan's Bonds)
Cilla Black
Tess Daly
Lead singer from the Brand New Heavies - not even worth me googling her name!
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Old 23-11-2010, 13:00
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I give people the benefit of the doubt if they are considered bad for refusing an autograph or chat when they are out and about and minding their own business. If every time you tried to have a bit of privacy someone came over and hassled you then you'd snap occasionally, even if you had the patience of a saint! I'm more inclined to give credence to stories of what people are like to work with.
I completely agree with this. I've had many waitressing jobs and even if I was having a bad day, I would always be nice to customers and make sure they had good service, as they were paying my wages. However, if I met one of the regular customers outside of work and they still expected me to wait on them hand and foot, I wouldn't be long telling them where to go. Does this make me a bad person? I think not and I think most people feel the same. In a work capacity, you have a duty to provide the best service to your clients/customers/fans but outside work, your clients/customers/fans should be expected to treat you with the same dignity and respect as any other human being. I don't agree with celebs being expected to be "in character" 24/7 but neither do I agree with celebs who expect to be treated like the sun shines out of their ar$e 24/7. There is a healthy balance to be found somewhere in between.

Anyhoo's, my only claim to fame is being an extra on a Daniel Craig movie about 13 years ago. It was well before he became super famous and I "worked" with him for four days and he couldn't have been nicer. Me and my friends were dead excited to be extra's in a movie and we were asking him, the director and other actors/staff all about how movies were made. They answered all our questions and didn't get moody/annoyed at all. They seemed more amused at our exuberance than anything else. The only one who seemed a bit stand-off-ish was one lady called Greta Scacchi who didn't speak to anyone but the staff and didn't want anyone taking her picture but maybe she's just not a big people person.
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Old 23-11-2010, 13:23
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Because of my job, I've worked with quite a few celebs and they fall into various categories
Complete bumholes full stop:
Samantha Bond (Miss Moneypenny in the Pierce Brosnan's Bonds)
I think it must vary on when you catch some of them.
I met Samantha Bond some years back after seeing her in Macbeth with Sean Bean.

She couldn't have been more friendly & chatted with me for about 20 minutes after the show. I even joked with her that I could be the next Bond when Pierce stepped down I was ex forces, younger, fitter weapons trained & I thought it was long past time Bond & Moneypenny got together. She was really good about it signed my programme & jokingly promised to pass my name on to the produceers for the next Bond movie.

Sadly they gave it to some bloke called Daniel Craig

In any event she was real class.
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