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Old 18-02-2013, 12:05
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And indeed in the very post on the very first page of the thread. Do people really not bother to read even the first post of a thread before adding their contribution?
I read through them all before posting mine
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Old 21-02-2013, 11:37
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Glenn Medeiros is now a vice principal at a Hawaiian high school. If anyone can remember who he is
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Old 21-02-2013, 15:12
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The first person to pop into my head was Jodie Marsh
I thought of her too......from glamour model to body builder.
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Old 21-02-2013, 15:13
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Kim Wild from singer to TV Garden Presenter
Good one.

Billy Connelly was a straightforward folk singer and banjo player before the comedy took over.
And he's an actor now too.

Boy George also.....from pop superstar to international DJ.
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Old 22-02-2013, 03:51
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Antony Cotton - from being himself to being Antony Cotton in Coronation Street!
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Old 22-02-2013, 05:09
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Going by the title of the thread I don't think that a pop star becoming an actor is that surprising as a career re-invention.
I think it's quite common really.
Same thing goes for the other way around too, an actor becoming a pop star.
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Old 23-02-2013, 20:20
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The Pope is going to become a YouTube lifestyle guru sensation.
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Old 23-02-2013, 21:14
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Leslie Grantham - From convicted murderer to one of the most recognizable stars of Eastenders (Dirty Den Watts) before exposing himself on webcam whilst sucking his fingers dressed up as Captain Hook
I did not know this!

Wasn't Myleene Klass a classical pianist, not on the scale that she plays now, before Hearsay? I remember her being absent from a couple of the audition rounds as she had commitments.

Glenn Medeiros is now a vice principal at a Hawaiian high school. If anyone can remember who he is
Isn't he the chap who walked on the beach in white singing how nothing could change his love?
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Old 23-02-2013, 22:25
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A very obvious one - Victoria Beckham. From average pop singer in a girlband to semi-credible fashion designer. On paper this should have been a disaster...
Hardly semi credible, didnt she get people in her dresses at the Oscars last year?

I'd say that makes her very credible.
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Old 24-02-2013, 22:59
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He was pretty good as the disturbed young man who shoots Bruce Willis at the start of The Sixth Sense - nice to see him doing well.
I did not recognise him at all in that!

I only discovered he was in it the other week after reading it IMDB and even then (after watching the film loads of times) did not realise he was the guy at the start.
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Old 25-02-2013, 06:25
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If the rumours are to be believed:

Heather Mills - professional divorcee to Paralympic skier.
That's a bit harsh. Surely she only divorced one person!
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Old 25-02-2013, 06:41
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According to wiki she's been married twice. As for the Paralympics it's next years she is suposed to be competing in so that's still to come.
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Old 25-02-2013, 08:09
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James Sorensen, who originally played Declan in Neighbours left the soap to join the army.

I believe that Sandy Ratcliff, who was Sue in Eastenders in its' early days re-trained as a psychologist or psychiatrist (can't remember which) once she had gave acting up.

Probably already been mentioned by someone but Freddie Flintoff, cricket player to boxer?
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Old 25-02-2013, 15:58
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Harrison Ford - from carpenter to, well, fugitive

Gerald Ford - Male model to US president

Me - Idle DS forum user to highly-acclaimed writer and artist (cerca 2025)
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Old 25-02-2013, 20:15
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Gerald Ford - Male model to US president
Oh that reminds me:

Jimmy Carter: US President to church handyman. Apparently he is in charge of the grounds of his church, and when he cuts the grass, the tractor is followed by a golf-buggy containing his security detail!
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Old 26-02-2013, 00:24
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Billy Connelly was a straightforward folk singer and banjo player before the comedy took over.
And his wife Pamela Stephenson, comedy actress is now Dr Pamela Connolly, psychotherapist (or something like that)
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Old 26-02-2013, 06:44
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Someone else thinking about a career change http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...bert-axed.html
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