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Old 03-05-2013, 00:57
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Sharon Maughan: If I said to some of us older folk, 'her from the coffee ads, did they/didn't they?' You'd know straight away, who she is. Stood in front of me in the queue, shopping in M&S, about 8-10 years ago, just before Christmas. I've met other famous people before, but she stands out because she started talking to me. I was giving her, (I thought), discreet, sideways glances wondering if it was her or not. As she was putting her shopping on the conveyor belt she turned to me, smiled and asked me if I was 'all set for Christmas yet'? And we then started talking about the stress of Christmas shopping. Lovely and a total Lady! Always thought she looked 'snooty' on T.V, she's far from it! I didn't ask her, if she was who she was, because her smile and voice gave it away, anyway!
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Old 03-05-2013, 17:17
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Robbie williams - nice bloke dead straightforward friendly as was nigel kennedy at the hight of his fame good laugh too, roy wood again funny decent bloke. not nice certain ex members of the Australia cricket team, i won't name names but two of them did little to endear themselves to me.
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Old 03-05-2013, 18:05
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but TOWIE were horrible, very up themselves and put themselves way above their level of fame..
Not surprised about this really, the programme is just as bad!
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Old 03-05-2013, 19:21
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Lucy Alexander- Very nice Lady
Frank Bruno- Very nice guy nice to talk to
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Old 03-05-2013, 20:11
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I don't want to name names but a certain actress (rhymes with Lenise Belch) looks like a badly pebbledashed bungalow up close
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:20
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Harrison Ford - doesn't suffer fools and can be very cantankerous, but lovely once warms to you.
Ewan McGregor - gorgeous
Jamie Lee Curtis - funny as f*ck.
Bridget Fonda - lovely
Frances McDormand - doubleplus lovely

Can also vouch for Sam Neill fans upthread - charming and handsome.

on the other hand:
Bruce Forsyth - what a c*nt.
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Old 05-05-2013, 20:44
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Met some of the hollyoaks cast at a charity football match today. All spent literally ages meeting people, posing for photos etc,all really lovely and friendly

Danny Mac (Dodger)
James Atherton (Will)
Nick Pickard (Tony)
Ashley Taylor Dawson (Darren)
Tom Scurr (Barney)
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Old 05-05-2013, 21:48
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I remember seeing that documentary on bruce forsyth on channel 4 not that long ago thought he was a bit strange.
I get the impression he's quite different off camera.
he's still a legend though but a bit strange.
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Old 06-05-2013, 15:19
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I have heard two conflicting accounts of Jon Pertwee( still my favourite Doctor, though). My grandmother met him in a shop at Skegness Butlins in the sixties and he had the whole shop in stitches with his funny voices and expressions. My late best friend met him in 1980 and when he recognised him as Doctor Who, he abruptly told him to change the subject and walked off. Apparently he didn't like being reminded of his most famous role until very late in life.
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Old 06-05-2013, 15:24
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I met Mike Smith outside the BBC in 1986 and found him completely rude and off hand. OTOH I saw Jimmy Young a few minutes later and he was a gentleman.
Also did anyone meet the infamous Jimmy Savile?I can remember the secretary of my local hospital radio meeting him and he said he found him creepy and false.
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Old 06-05-2013, 22:35
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I have heard two conflicting accounts of Jon Pertwee( still my favourite Doctor, though). My grandmother met him in a shop at Skegness Butlins in the sixties and he had the whole shop in stitches with his funny voices and expressions. My late best friend met him in 1980 and when he recognised him as Doctor Who, he abruptly told him to change the subject and walked off. Apparently he didn't like being reminded of his most famous role until very late in life.
Not excusing rudeness, but... Pertwee was (with some justification) afraid of typecasting, and felt that he stayed too long as the Doctor; he had been planning to leave a year earlier, but was persuaded to stay on, and it was the death of his close friend Roger Delgado (the Master) which finally convinced him to leave the series. He had quite a long list of successes both before and after Dr Who, and used to get quite prickly when he felt that these were being ignored. He was happy to talk about Dr Who as part of his acting career, but didn't like it to be the principal topic of conversation. Bit like Christopher Lee and Dracula (except that Lee has never got over Dracula, and I can't say I blame him).

It took a few years for him to get over this, and eventually he found that he liked the Dr Who convention circuit, and became a favourite.
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Old 07-05-2013, 15:29
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Also did anyone meet the infamous Jimmy Savile?I can remember the secretary of my local hospital radio meeting him and he said he found him creepy and false.
Never met him but I saw him on a railway platform back in the nineties. I was a bit drunk and shouted "HEY JIMMYYYY!" He gave me a right dirty look as if he wanted to kill me.
More recently I spoke to a taxi driver who used to see Mr Sa-vile out and about in London, and his conversation consisted largely of "absolutely" and "marvellous", much like he was in the Louis Theroux documentary - "I love it, I love it, I love it. Next!" Not very clever or endearing.
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Old 07-05-2013, 16:10
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I went to the Star Trek: Into Darkness premiere in London last Thursday and the whole cast and JJ Abrams were amazing with the crowd. Chris Pine in particular seemed to sign autographs for ages. I got to see them all up close and they were happy, smiley people who really know how to get the fans on side when it comes to promotion. Met Alice Eve briefly and she was lovely.

I wish I could get to premieres more often. The massive ones like ST are brilliant fun.
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Old 07-05-2013, 21:16
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Never met him but I saw him on a railway platform back in the nineties. I was a bit drunk and shouted "HEY JIMMYYYY!" He gave me a right dirty look as if he wanted to kill me.
Obviously not his type then.
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Old 07-05-2013, 21:33
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Never met him but I saw him on a railway platform back in the nineties. I was a bit drunk and shouted "HEY JIMMYYYY!" He gave me a right dirty look as if he wanted to kill me.
More recently I spoke to a taxi driver who used to see Mr Sa-vile out and about in London, and his conversation consisted largely of "absolutely" and "marvellous", much like he was in the Louis Theroux documentary - "I love it, I love it, I love it. Next!" Not very clever or endearing.
It wouldn't surprise me, he was completely false.
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Old 07-05-2013, 23:10
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Natalie Cassidy was in the queue next to us in Tesco the other week
I didn't notice at first as I was reading the newspaper but OH said "Hello" to her and she was very friendly in her reply.

She is an awful lot slimmer than she appears on TV and really quite pretty..
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Old 10-05-2013, 15:02
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This is really incredibly lame, but older forum users will remember a 1970s ITV series called 'The Comedians'.
My mum and dad ran into a group of the regular participants during a day at the races in the early seventies, including Duggie Brown and Charlie Williams, and apparently they were all absolute gentlemen.
Compare this to Jimmy Tarbuck who told my mum to "piss off" when she approached him for an autograph in 1966.
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Old 10-05-2013, 16:38
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Windsor Davies a top fella and really nice guy in person!
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Old 10-05-2013, 16:43
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Windsor Davies a top fella and really nice guy in person!
Can vouch for that. Lovely man. Perfect gentleman.
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Old 10-05-2013, 16:50
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This is really incredibly lame, but older forum users will remember a 1970s ITV series called 'The Comedians'.
My mum and dad ran into a group of the regular participants during a day at the races in the early seventies, including Duggie Brown and Charlie Williams, and apparently they were all absolute gentlemen.
Compare this to Jimmy Tarbuck who told my mum to "piss off" when she approached him for an autograph in 1966.
Not lame at all. Not the first time I've read that about Tarby. Can't help thinking that a lot of 60's stars thought that coming from Liverpool, where it was all happenin / being pally or even just associated with pop royalty, ie The Beatles, made them royalty too. *cough ms black cough*.
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Old 10-05-2013, 17:15
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I met Mike Smith outside the BBC in 1986 and found him completely rude and off hand. OTOH I saw Jimmy Young a few minutes later and he was a gentleman.
Also did anyone meet the infamous Jimmy Savile?I can remember the secretary of my local hospital radio meeting him and he said he found him creepy and false.
I had the misfortune to appear in a TV ad with the odious Jimmy Savile. I never saw the ad for Green Shield Stamps but luckily my encounter with him was brief - he kept on calling me 'superstar'.
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Old 10-05-2013, 18:03
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This is really incredibly lame, but older forum users will remember a 1970s ITV series called 'The Comedians'.
My mum and dad ran into a group of the regular participants during a day at the races in the early seventies, including Duggie Brown and Charlie Williams, and apparently they were all absolute gentlemen.
Compare this to Jimmy Tarbuck who told my mum to "piss off" when she approached him for an autograph in 1966.
I remember 'The Comedians' well. I think my dad used to book Duggie Brown for his club and found him okay. Never liked Tarbie.
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Old 10-05-2013, 18:59
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Can vouch for that. Lovely man. Perfect gentleman.
Shouldn't that be...LUVVY BOY...
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Old 12-05-2013, 01:11
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Also did anyone meet the infamous Jimmy Savile?I can remember the secretary of my local hospital radio meeting him and he said he found him creepy and false.
But would anyone say otherwise now? There were hundreds at his funeral but now everyone says they always knew he was a wrong'un, which clearly isn't true. Is there anyone who met him who would admit now they thought he was an ok guy at the time?
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:50
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But would anyone say otherwise now? There were hundreds at his funeral but now everyone says they always knew he was a wrong'un, which clearly isn't true. Is there anyone who met him who would admit now they thought he was an ok guy at the time?
Fair point, that. I think people originally cut him slack because of his chari-dee work even if they did think him a bit dodgy. When the floodgates opened, it changed.
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