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Old 13-02-2013, 14:50
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John Travolta went from being a song and dance guy to all action hard man via Pulp Fiction Travolta,s career had pretty much hit the skids before then if I recall rightly

Another surprising re-invention is that of Brian Cox once the keyboard player of D,Reem and now has monster success with his TV Science series and rightly so
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Old 13-02-2013, 14:55
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Unfunny late 80s comedians who are now actors.
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Old 13-02-2013, 15:21
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David Icke - from innocuous Sports Presenter to self professed 'Son of God' and conspiracy theorist.
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Old 13-02-2013, 15:28
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Mathew Kelly going from hosting Stars in Their Eyes to playing cold blooded serial killer, Brian Wicklow
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Old 13-02-2013, 15:33
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Michael Crawford - from Frank Spencer to Phantom of the Opera
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Old 13-02-2013, 15:39
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Adrian Edmondson- from punk comedy icon, to Yorkshire Dale enthusiast on cosy ITV early evening travel show.
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Old 13-02-2013, 15:44
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Leslie Neilson from serious character actor to Naked Gun and Airplane silliness.
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Old 13-02-2013, 15:44
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The first person to pop into my head was Jodie Marsh
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Old 13-02-2013, 15:50
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Adrian Edmondson- from punk comedy icon, to Yorkshire Dale enthusiast on cosy ITV early evening travel show.


& on a similar theme - punk spearhead, supposed anti-establishment icon Johnny Lydon now a property magnate & the face of Country Life butter!
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Old 13-02-2013, 15:58
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I've always thought the fella who played Martin Platt in Corrie going into cheese making (and becoming an award winning one!) after they wrote him out of the show was a rather good career reinvention. He's even got some kind of food programme on Channel 5 now.
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Old 13-02-2013, 16:05
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Nicky Chapman, from doing PR type stuff for the Spice Girls and Billie Piper, and being a judge on PopStars, to presenting Escape to the Country

Ben Elton - from shiny lefty 'Mrs Thatch' down with the establishment stand up, to a lovely safe early evening comedy on BBC1 with Ronnie Corbett
(I didn't explain that very well but hope you know what I mean!)
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Old 13-02-2013, 16:15
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Adrian Edmondson- from punk comedy icon, to Yorkshire Dale enthusiast on cosy ITV early evening travel show.
I love this re-invention! So warm and natural and perfect match for the Dales' charm and quirkiness.
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Old 13-02-2013, 16:33
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I've always thought the fella who played Martin Platt in Corrie going into cheese making (and becoming an award winning one!) after they wrote him out of the show was a rather good career reinvention. He's even got some kind of food programme on Channel 5 now.
Also, is it Alex James from Blur who has also moved over to cheese production. I'm guessing they had the money to follow their passion, and they've become succesful.
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Old 13-02-2013, 16:39
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Tom Watt (Lofty off Eastenders) from minor soap star to ghost writer for David Beckham
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Old 13-02-2013, 16:42
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Natalie Cassidy. From decent little actress to professional yoyo dieter and gobshite.
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Old 13-02-2013, 16:46
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I think one of the more obvious ones would be The Rock. From World Heavyweight Champion with the WWE to movie star. Relatively successful too.

You can see other wrestlers try to emulate him too with a little less success i.e Kane in 'See No Evil' and John Cena in 'The Marine'.
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Old 13-02-2013, 16:49
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Louise Mensch - chick-lit author to MP to whatever it is she does now

Esther McVey and Gloria De Piero - both worked for GMTV and both are now MPs
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Old 13-02-2013, 16:50
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Vinnie Jones. From not all that good footballer to not all that good actor
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Old 13-02-2013, 16:52
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Michael Portillo, from loathsome MP to a quite decent and personable travel presenter.
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Old 13-02-2013, 17:00
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Piers Morgan - .loathsome tabloid editor to loathsome tv presenter
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Old 13-02-2013, 17:12
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Michael Portillo, from loathsome MP to a quite decent and personable travel presenter.
My friend works at the House of Commons and he always said Portillo is one of those you expect to hate but he was one of the friendliest and decent of all the MPs. The ones you think will be ok are usually complete arses apparently
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Old 13-02-2013, 17:24
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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...
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Old 13-02-2013, 17:27
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Ant & Dec, from actors in Biker Grove to presenters.

Ross Kemp - from soap actor to serious documentaries about various things
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Old 13-02-2013, 17:38
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Luke Goss from boyband Bros to Hollywood... erm... sequels!
Hellboy II, Blade II, Death Race 2
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Old 13-02-2013, 17:44
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Buster Merryfield (Uncle Albert from Only Fools & Horses)

Bank Manager to Actor
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