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Old 05-06-2013, 20:57
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Not heard a bad word about Hugh, he's meant to be one of the nicest guys in showbiz. At the end of the shoot he often buys a lottery ticket for all the crew. An insider who worked on Les Mis said that apart from Hugh who was as always lovely the rest of the cast were terrible to work with.
No idea what a relief that is!! now I just have to find a way to become his best friend

Im surprised if Helena bonham carter was awful. The rest wouldn't surprise me.
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Old 05-06-2013, 22:13
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Im surprised if Helena bonham carter was awful. The rest wouldn't surprise me.
I've heard it said that HBC can get very stressed out on set, and can be very snappy as a consequence. But the same person said that if this happens she always apologises after shooting has finished for the day and she starts to unwind. Don't know how accurate this is; my source worked on the last two HP films, but is a self-confessed HBCoholic and might be putting a good spin on a bad situation. On the other hand, there have been several interviews over the years with other actors, who have had nothing but praise for her...
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Old 06-06-2013, 00:47
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I've always thought that was kind of 'the part he plays' on HIGNFY. He has come across quite differently on other things (notably Room 101) in which he was much more smiley and jokey, and far less blunt. He seems to make a point of not smiling or laughing at what people say on HIGNFY unless it's Ian.
When he looks blank like that, I really think he's just trying to think up jokes.
Mind you, wouldnt you want to tell Kilroy STFU?
Thanks for your responses.

I listened to an interview with Paul Merton here and he comes across very well, and he even explains his often serious expression on HIGNFY.
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Old 11-06-2013, 21:57
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Met Ben Hardy, Rupert Everett and Tom Colley after The Judas Kiss in March and have to say that they were all lovely. Rupert was a true gentleman, who really seemed to like being able to talk to his fans. Tom was also lovely, seemed to love his fans.

Ben was really shy, and really cute, a great guy. Considering that Tom and Ben had spent a good part of the show nude[both VERY impressive lower parts!], it surprised me how shy Ben was. All three were great, and the show was great too!
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:04
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This is an odd one, as I've not met him myself, but I'm intrigued...

Has anyone met Paul Merton?

He seems an odd character. I watch him on HIGNFY and he seems at times to be disinterested. There seems to be certain guests on the show that he likes (Brian Blessed, Reginald D Hunter) and others that he just switches off from. There's the famous clip of him telling Robert Kilroy Silk to "shut the f*** up" repeatedly.
A friend of mine works in the West End and apparently he smokes a lot of pot - his dressing room stank of it during a production he was on - I'm not sure if this is something my friend experienced or if he heard about it from work collegues.
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Old 18-06-2013, 11:15
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This must be the only place I haven't regurgitated my Dale Winton experience so I don't see why you should miss out...

It' was when he was in Pets Win Prizes so must be 20 years or so. He turned up in a gay club in Sheffield with a couple of other blokes. It wasn't very busy and I copped him staring at me several times. At the end I was outside waiting for a taxi and he appeared beside me. (Dale Winton voice) "I've been looking at you all night and trying to pluck up courage to talk to you..." So we have a chat, and I asked him why he was doing in Sheffield. He something about having family living there. He was very pleasant but then again he was trying to get into my knicks so....
Anyway after 5 minutes his mates polled up in a convertible, he said (Dale Winton voice) "0h god I'd better go" and he was off.

He was head to foot in snow washed denim with those big banana coloured caterpillar suede boots. He was very orange .

And no, I wouldn't have....
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Old 18-06-2013, 12:56
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This must be the only place I haven't regurgitated my Dale Winton experience so I don't see why you should miss out...

It' was when he was in Pets Win Prizes so must be 20 years or so. He turned up in a gay club in Sheffield with a couple of other blokes. It wasn't very busy and I copped him staring at me several times. At the end I was outside waiting for a taxi and he appeared beside me. (Dale Winton voice) "I've been looking at you all night and trying to pluck up courage to talk to you..." So we have a chat, and I asked him why he was doing in Sheffield. He something about having family living there. He was very pleasant but then again he was trying to get into my knicks so....
Anyway after 5 minutes his mates polled up in a convertible, he said (Dale Winton voice) "0h god I'd better go" and he was off.

He was head to foot in snow washed denim with those big banana coloured caterpillar suede boots. He was very orange .

And no, I wouldn't have....
Oh but it's a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing.

He might have been trying for some panty action but at least he was a gent in talking directly to you. That's rather nice.
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Old 18-06-2013, 14:30
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I have huge respect for any celebrity who is nice to their fans. It sounds stupid but think about it. We might want to walk from our homes to the shops for 10 minutes and you might be a bit tired, stressed out and hope you don't bump into anyone you know and then you get irritated when you bump into a neighbour, but think about what it must be like to be famous. Every single day of your life no matter where you go or what you're doing or how you're feeling you're going to have a crowd of strangers flashing cameras in your face and demanding autographs and pictures taken with them. I mean, sure sometimes they'll be in a good mood and have no problem standing around outside for ages pleasing everyone, but if you've travelled for hours on the plane to another country and the minute you leave the airport you get hounded by tons of people?

I could never do it. The old "they should be grateful to us because without us buying their songs/movies then they wouldn't have a career" argument is completely unfair because we aren't forced to buy their products. You make the choice of purchasing their album and as a consequence of that the artist provides their fans with a tour and Meet and Greet opportunities. You do not pay for their album (or download it illegally) and then call Ed Sheeran an ignorant bastard because he's flew from America to the UK and didn't stop to sign autographs for 100 other people. You choose to buy his album with the reward being the album itself, not an invitation to stop him in public and bombard him with autograph or picture requests.

I just couldn't imagine it. I'm recovering from surgery just now and I need to go for walks to get my strength back. The thought of being famous and me being harassed by strangers while in this amount of pain and discomfort makes me feel a bit ill and makes me glad to be anonymous.
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Old 18-06-2013, 14:38
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Oh but it's a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing.

He might have been trying for some panty action but at least he was a gent in talking directly to you. That's rather nice.
I often think how differently things might have turned out.... I could have been quaffing champagne in Marbella with Cilla, Biggins and my long term partner Dale by now.
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Old 18-06-2013, 14:47
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I could never do it. The old "they should be grateful to us because without us buying their songs/movies then they wouldn't have a career" argument is completely unfair because we aren't forced to buy their products..
I would agree with that point of view more if it wasn't for the extreme lengths many of these people go to to get famous and then to maintain that fame.
Anyone who is on the gravy train needs to have respect for the people who are putting them there.
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Old 19-06-2013, 16:54
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I met Prince Charles and Camilla and they were really nice to talk to. I also met Princess Anne and she was very nice too.

The Chuckle Brothers were also lovely and so funny. I went to school with Paul's son and one day I was in my newsagents after school and they gave me their autographs.

Apparently Prince Andrew was really rude and arrogant to one of my cousins but one of my aunts met him and said he was lovely.
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Old 19-06-2013, 19:51
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Lee Ryan is lovely . Met him on the way into the Big Reunion. He and Abz and Scott from 5ive were walking in to rehearsal. They all stopped for pictures. Only me and my friend went to Lee but he was nice. I didn't know what to say to him but he was nice.
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Old 19-06-2013, 22:41
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Lee Ryan is lovely . Met him on the way into the Big Reunion. He and Abz and Scott from 5ive were walking in to rehearsal. They all stopped for pictures. Only me and my friend went to Lee but he was nice. I didn't know what to say to him but he was nice.
Yeah, I've read a few people saying that Lee's really not the sharpest knife in the drawer (doesn't always think before he speaks!), but he's a really nice guy. I quite possibly *would*
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Old 19-06-2013, 22:42
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I often think how differently things might have turned out.... I could have been quaffing champagne in Marbella with Cilla, Biggins and my long term partner Dale by now.
There but for the grace of God, BurlyBear, there but for the grace...
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Old 20-06-2013, 10:12
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I met Prince Charles and Camilla and they were really nice to talk to. I also met Princess Anne and she was very nice too.

The Chuckle Brothers were also lovely and so funny. I went to school with Paul's son and one day I was in my newsagents after school and they gave me their autographs.

Apparently Prince Andrew was really rude and arrogant to one of my cousins but one of my aunts met him and said he was lovely.
I believe the general consensus is Charles, Camilla and Anne are all really nice.

Never thought much of Andrew. There are plenty of reports of his rudeness around.
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Old 20-06-2013, 11:59
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I met Harry Styles a few weeks ago. He was pleasant enough. Had a quick chat and a photo. Not a fan by any stretch, but it was fun to wind up the 1D fans on Twitter
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Old 20-06-2013, 12:01
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I believe the general consensus is Charles, Camilla and Anne are all really nice.

Never thought much of Andrew. There are plenty of reports of his rudeness around.
Charles and Camilla tormented Diana. Prince Andrews goes to American paedo's party groping a young girl, SICK SICK SICK
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Old 20-06-2013, 12:38
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I believe the general consensus is Charles, Camilla and Anne are all really nice.
Don't normally like to pass on second-hand information, but since the topic came up...

My mother met Princess Anne a few years ago. Mum worked as a volunteer at a children's hospice of which HRH was a patron, and she (Princess Anne) came to open a new wing which had been built thanks to a substantial bequest.

After the official opening, photographs and glad-handing, Princess Anne shooed off her minders, sat with a couple of very sick young children and read them a story, then went off to the staff room to have a mug of tea and a natter with the nurses and volunteers.

My parents are Royalists in the sense of "we don't like 'em, but we like the alternatives even less", but to this day she won't hear a bad word said about Princess Anne.
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Old 20-06-2013, 13:14
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I met Matt Willis (ex Busted) last night, he was absolutely charming. He spent plenty of time with fans, chatting, signing stuff and having photos taken.
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Old 20-06-2013, 13:29
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As he was mentioned - really nice bloke, and genuinely very funny.
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Old 20-06-2013, 14:05
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Oh but it's a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing.

He might have been trying for some panty action but at least he was a gent in talking directly to you. That's rather nice.
Dale is a close cousin of one of my dads good friends and has always been a sweetheart. When he lost a tonne of weight a fair few years back, my dad and his friend had a fun evening there helping themselves to his old wardrobe.

My dad says he's a very nice man!
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Old 21-06-2013, 11:04
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I have huge respect for any celebrity who is nice to their fans. It sounds stupid but think about it. We might want to walk from our homes to the shops for 10 minutes and you might be a bit tired, stressed out and hope you don't bump into anyone you know and then you get irritated when you bump into a neighbour, but think about what it must be like to be famous. Every single day of your life no matter where you go or what you're doing or how you're feeling you're going to have a crowd of strangers flashing cameras in your face and demanding autographs and pictures taken with them. I mean, sure sometimes they'll be in a good mood and have no problem standing around outside for ages pleasing everyone, but if you've travelled for hours on the plane to another country and the minute you leave the airport you get hounded by tons of people?

I could never do it. The old "they should be grateful to us because without us buying their songs/movies then they wouldn't have a career" argument is completely unfair because we aren't forced to buy their products. You make the choice of purchasing their album and as a consequence of that the artist provides their fans with a tour and Meet and Greet opportunities. You do not pay for their album (or download it illegally) and then call Ed Sheeran an ignorant bastard because he's flew from America to the UK and didn't stop to sign autographs for 100 other people. You choose to buy his album with the reward being the album itself, not an invitation to stop him in public and bombard him with autograph or picture requests.

I just couldn't imagine it. I'm recovering from surgery just now and I need to go for walks to get my strength back. The thought of being famous and me being harassed by strangers while in this amount of pain and discomfort makes me feel a bit ill and makes me glad to be anonymous.
I think a lot depends on the person too - for example I think some celebs are natural extraverts of enjoy meeting their fans and interacting with them whilst some are much more intraverted. John Simm in an Radio Times interview was honest about feeling harassed by being approached by Doctor Who fans in the supermarket although none of them were particularly unpleasant - a friend of mine ran into him and said he was perfectly nice but seemed to not want the attention and that fits with the picture I have of him who a nice but very private man.
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Old 21-06-2013, 11:50
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Ant and Dec are staying up at Cameron House Hotel in Scotland. They both got very drunk last night and were extremely rude to staff and customers in the bar. I have family up there, and have only heard this second-hand. Its put me off them as I was a big fan.
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Old 22-06-2013, 15:26
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Yeah, I've read a few people saying that Lee's really not the sharpest knife in the drawer (doesn't always think before he speaks!), but he's a really nice guy. I quite possibly *would*
He's not that bad I think he has changed now over the years as he's reached 30 now. He's actually quite a deep sensitive guy if you read his tweets cares a lot about society.
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Old 22-06-2013, 21:20
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I see Cilla Blacks name popping up here a lot, someone finally called her on it in the Daily Mails comments. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...errifying.html
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