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Old 13-02-2013, 11:01
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Jonathan Pryce being fairly diplomatic about McCutcheon's absenteeism during My Fair Lady
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVHSfMYm7_Q
I know the fellow who played Colonel Pickering in the production, and they were a deal less diplomatic behind the scenes!
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Old 13-02-2013, 12:01
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Most people are discharged after approximately a year, celeb or non-celeb. After that, I think, then people may be asked to continue paying momeny to the insolvency people. It continues to stay on your financial record for, as you say, longer than that
Thanks, I didn't realise. I have a friend who has just been told her 6 years are up, but she obviously didn't explain herself very well! As far as I am aware though, my friend didn't have to pay back a penny, but then again, she didn't owe HM Revenue & Customs nearly half a million quid!!

Still think Martine should have paid her tax bill when she had the money (like the rest of us have to!!) - and she must have had the money to have run up a bill so high. No sympathy from me on that score.
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Old 13-02-2013, 12:55
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Read this: http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrit...t-over-1706633

"So touched..."

Oh, if only...had Martine read these comments here, she wouldn't be feeling the same.
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Old 13-02-2013, 14:09
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There's an article in the on line mail as well, she gets very little sympathy there either. She should be ashamed and pay up and shut up, after all we all have to. My OH is not on PAYE and has to make sure he has enough in his account to pay his tax bill.
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Old 13-02-2013, 14:18
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...#axzz2KhLh2iCC

I believe at the time she was meant to be earning something like 18000 a night. When you turn your nose up at that kind of money and that kind of opportunity given to you by one of the richest and most powerful men in stage and screen production, Sir Cameron Mackintosh. Then when you allegedly get off your face and act like a fangirl at The Golden Globes after party, it's not surprising if Richard Curtis doesn't put in a good word for you anymore or others decide they'd rather not bother hiring you.
I got the DVD for Love Actually and they made some very unflattering comments about Martine. I think she is stage school trained and totally undisciplined. It takes a lot of self discipline to appear in the West End EVERY NIGHT compared to something like EastEnders. You have to be professional, remember your lines and act!! I think Martine has always played herself so really acting must have been a challenge. Her character in Love Actually was hardly difficult!! Not exactly an Oscar worthy performance. I think she was shocked by how much work the West End production was as she has never done another show, or perhaps, after the fiasco she never got the chance to do another West End show.

I thought when you were bankrupt you had to avoid credit, business etc for FIVE YEARS not just one year? If it is only ONE YEAR perhaps we should all go bankrupt, seems easier than actually having to pay your debts and be responsible. Go mad on the credit card, have fun and then say sorry, have to declare myself bankrupt!!! There is obviously no shame in it anymore.
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Old 13-02-2013, 14:21
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I know the fellow who played Colonel Pickering in the production, and they were a deal less diplomatic behind the scenes!
Oh DO TELL!! I hate all this Hollywood nonsense of how everyone gets on fabulously well in all these productions, movies etc when we all know half of the "she was marvelous" stories are absolute rubbish!!!
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Old 13-02-2013, 14:28
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And my favourite of all

If you went for it, truly went for it, you could get the life you wanted here, and that was Mandy's aim - to have it all. And why not? She'd read a greeting on a card once in Paperchase on the King's Road that had truly stuck with her: Reach for the moon, and even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."
Although, to be fair to Martine, she didn't use a ghost writer, she absolutely should have, but she didn't.

But still, she threw up over Mick Hucknell, so I forgive her
I'm pretty sure I've heard that on The Apprentice lol
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Old 13-02-2013, 15:32
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I got the DVD for Love Actually and they made some very unflattering comments about Martine. I think she is stage school trained and totally undisciplined. It takes a lot of self discipline to appear in the West End EVERY NIGHT compared to something like EastEnders. You have to be professional, remember your lines and act!! I think Martine has always played herself so really acting must have been a challenge. Her character in Love Actually was hardly difficult!! Not exactly an Oscar worthy performance. I think she was shocked by how much work the West End production was as she has never done another show, or perhaps, after the fiasco she never got the chance to do another West End show.

I thought when you were bankrupt you had to avoid credit, business etc for FIVE YEARS not just one year? If it is only ONE YEAR perhaps we should all go bankrupt, seems easier than actually having to pay your debts and be responsible. Go mad on the credit card, have fun and then say sorry, have to declare myself bankrupt!!! There is obviously no shame in it anymore.
I don't know the full ins and outs of it, but the bankruptcy order is discharged after a year, as long as you keep to the terms - I seem to recall our Kerry (Katona) didn't, and so the insolvency people ended up having to extend it for a period. After the discharge, it, and any other insolvency items or any type of bad credit will show on a credit rating for six years.

As for Martine, that level of financial mismanagement sickens me. I used to deal with it on a daily basis, so my empathy always went to the people who'd lost their job, or they'd split with a partner, and not some spoilt idiot who thought designer shoes were more important than their mortgage or tax bill.
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Old 13-02-2013, 15:59
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A friend of mine saw her in My Fair Lady and said she was dreadful. Unfortunately there's been a massive dumbing down of the theatre over the last ten years or so with this increasing trend to cast talentless ex soapies in West End shows not because they're any good but to get soap fans' bums on seats.
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Old 13-02-2013, 15:59
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David Cameron said it was "morally wrong" of Jimmy Carr to pay 1% income tax. It would appear Martine paid 0%. Come on, 'Dave', call her out.
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Old 13-02-2013, 17:18
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This seems more like a publicity stunt with the sympathy trip coming out. I have not seen many celebrities trying to publicise there Bankruptcy.
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Old 13-02-2013, 19:10
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Its a pity Martine's music career never really worked out.

I'm Over You is a choon I still listen to the single

Certainly vocally head & shoulders above your Cheryl Cole's.
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Old 13-02-2013, 19:24
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No sympathy for people like this, they have everything spend everything end up with nothing and we as consumers have to pay higher charges and interest rates to pay for their financial corruptness.

Bet she is still living a lifestyle most of us can only dream about
I suspect you are right about that.
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Old 13-02-2013, 19:53
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Its a pity Martine's music career never really worked out.

I'm Over You is a choon I still listen to the single

Certainly vocally head & shoulders above your Cheryl Cole's.
That's quite prophetic
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Old 13-02-2013, 19:59
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There must come a point surely,where these "stars" have to realise their 15 minutes is up. They would be far better off trying to get a job in the real world than prolonging the agony of a fading showbiz career.
perfectly put.
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Old 13-02-2013, 20:23
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I wonder how often celebs managers (management companies)
take their commission before giving their clients sound financial advice and support.
They must know their earning better than the celebs and should put taxes before their commission.
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Old 13-02-2013, 20:24
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Seconded. She should think herself lucky she was able to make such a good living from the profession for as long as she did with absolutely ZERO talent. Playing a couple of tea ladies and the victim of a vicious cheese assault over the last ten years is hardly a career.
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Old 13-02-2013, 21:07
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I wonder how often celebs managers (management companies)
take their commission before giving their clients sound financial advice and support.
They must know their earning better than the celebs and should put taxes before their commission.
Well it has been known for managers or agents to cream off what they say they've paid in taxes for an artist. Could be years before the artist finds out.

Sting got stung to the tune of 4.8m by his personal accountant, who made unknown investmestments.

I don't believe that happened in this case but a number of celebs and Kerry Katonna seem to have had trouble paying their tax in recent times.
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Old 13-02-2013, 21:09
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Oh DO TELL!! I hate all this Hollywood nonsense of how everyone gets on fabulously well in all these productions, movies etc when we all know half of the "she was marvelous" stories are absolute rubbish!!!
I think Jonathon Price who played opposite her in my fair lady was very vocal at the time about what a drama queen she was.
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Old 13-02-2013, 23:21
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A friend of mine saw her in My Fair Lady and said she was dreadful. Unfortunately there's been a massive dumbing down of the theatre over the last ten years or so with this increasing trend to cast talentless ex soapies in West End shows not because they're any good but to get soap fans' bums on seats.
Most reviews and reactions from the public to Martine's appearance in My Fair Lady were very positive. The general feedback seemed to be that she was very good when she appeared, it's just that she didn't appear that much!
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Old 14-02-2013, 00:04
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Most reviews and reactions from the public to Martine's appearance in My Fair Lady were very positive. The general feedback seemed to be that she was very good when she appeared
Hence the Olivier award.

it's just that she didn't appear that much!
Exactly.

'Work with Martine again. I think not'.
Jonathan Pryce interview

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/t...think-not.html

Sir Cameron criticises 'hysterical' McCutcheon

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...cCutcheon.html

And someone else who doesn't like her much. She's mentioned at 1.40

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5EkmHwYx_Q
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Old 14-02-2013, 00:50
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Ab yes, Martine's dip into the land of chick lit - sadly the first chapter is no longer on line, but oh my, what a read that was... I give you some quotes I've managed to dig up

Hmmmm, who does our heroine, Mandy, remind us of...



And my favourite of all



Although, to be fair to Martine, she didn't use a ghost writer, she absolutely should have, but she didn't.

But still, she threw up over Mick Hucknell, so I forgive her
LOL!!

I have to say, no way on earth was Martine's novel ghost written as no ghost writer wouldve written that badly!!

It was excruciatingly bad!

I suspect we'll see her do the rounds of IACGMOOH and Strictly in the next couple of years.

I think her showbiz career is irredeemably over now
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Old 14-02-2013, 06:55
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No sympathy for people like this, they have everything spend everything end up with nothing and we as consumers have to pay higher charges and interest rates to pay for their financial corruptness.

Bet she is still living a lifestyle most of us can only dream about
Exactly plus the free publicity and sympathy garnered all boost her lack of career - i mean death by cheese
Should lead to magazine and tv interviews .. kerching!! She knows what shes doing hence the rented not owned 'fancy" home and cars are probably leased too, she will be able to continue with her lifestyle and avoid paying her debts . . Not so 'poor' martine after all*
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Old 14-02-2013, 09:46
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Most reviews and reactions from the public to Martine's appearance in My Fair Lady were very positive. The general feedback seemed to be that she was very good when she appeared, it's just that she didn't appear that much!
Naturally most people who saw the show liked it because they were mainly soap fans who were only there because she was in it. Apparently she had huge problems talking posh when it was required, sounding no different to the Eliza Doolittle Higgins first discovers (rather like her pitiful attempt and failure to do a posh accent when playing an ex pupil of an exclusive private school in her now infamous pre opening credits appearance in Midsomer).

With regard to the Olivier Award, this was more in recognition of the commercial success of the show rather than any talent demonstrated by La McCutcheon. Jonathan Pryce's look of disgust and dismay when she won the award is more typical of the views held by genuine theatre folk.
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Old 14-02-2013, 09:55
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Doesn't bankruptcy mean they have to sell property, cars etc to pay off the debt?
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