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Old 24-10-2009, 07:36
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James and Ola Jordan (SCD pro's) - Parents sometimes play golf with them. Both lovely, down to earth people.
I'm dead chuffed about this, apparently they are both known for not being that nice on the show, but they are my faves
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Old 24-10-2009, 13:46
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havent met victoria beckham, but a few years ago my son was on children in need collecting earrings to raise money for them.next day her mum rang me must admit i didnt know who it was at first, but she said that victoria had seen my son and had been so impressed she wanted to send him somthing. true to her word she sent a signed england jacket by david and signed t shirts and various other goodies.she was a really nice person this was about ten years ago when they lived in the uk .
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Old 24-10-2009, 14:59
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Ok ive never met anyone that famous but have met...

Pete Bennett winner of BB7 was a total sweet heart, truly lovely guy.

Shirley Henderson - she's a scottish actress been in Doctor Who and the Harry Potter films. She was nice, very polite but only met her breifly cause she came into my work.

My sister has met alot of people, David Beckham (This was about 10 years ago) she said he was nice enough. Pete Docherty - nice but troubled. Sharleen Spiterri (sp? Lead singer of Texas) she was lovely by al accounts. And Jimmy Carr just like he is on tv.
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Old 25-10-2009, 07:37
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Though I'd share this. My brother was standing at King's Cross station about twelve years ago and saw this pious guy lecturing a beggar about getting a job. Joss Ackland wandered out of nowhere, shouted at the pious guy to "Vuck off out of his face!" which the lecturing guy did. Joss then thrust a wad of cash into the homeless guy's hand and walked off. A nice, classy bit from Mr. Ackland I thought.
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Old 25-10-2009, 10:47
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That's such a lovely thing to hear. Also I'm so glad to hear that Jerry Sadowitz is a decent sort.

Never had a celeb encounter but I know a friend of Russell Brands family and by all accounts he's a really nice man.
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Old 25-10-2009, 11:13
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I'm another who's had a not so nice encounter with Anthony Cotton, it was when he'd first joined Corrie and we were both in a gay nightclub in Manchester. Because I decided not to recognise him or give him my place in the queue at the bar he kept giving me quite obvious evil looks, very exaggerated like his acting.
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Old 25-10-2009, 11:52
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I've heard a lot of negative comments about Amanda Burton. Anyone care to elaborate? I used to really like her 'til I realised she always seems to play the same kind of role with the same kind of persona. In fact, whenever I've seen her do something 'out of type', she doesn't seem to pull it off.
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Old 25-10-2009, 12:43
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I'm pretty sure Gareth's band supported James Marsters, when he played a gig in Cardiff - so they definitely are mates!

Talking of James, did anyone else here ever see Ghosts of the Robot?
I have at the Islington Acdamey (sp?) a few years ago I went with a friend and her daughter both of whom are huge James fans ,GOTR had recently replaced their drummer with a new guy who was v.good looking btw and us three were right at the front he asked us our names and where we were from and kept winking at us from time to time during the gig he was soooooooo lovely .

As a side note the same friend and her daughter went to a GOTR convention on the following Saturday and Charlie the guitar playing in the band kept eyeing up her daughter .
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Old 25-10-2009, 13:28
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James and Ola Jordan (SCD pro's) - Parents sometimes play golf with them. Both lovely, down to earth people.
Glad to hear this. Met Ola the other day and she was very sweet, even if it was quick.

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Old 25-10-2009, 13:37
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Ok ive never met anyone that famous but have met...

Pete Bennett winner of BB7 was a total sweet heart, truly lovely guy.

Shirley Henderson - she's a scottish actress been in Doctor Who and the Harry Potter films. She was nice, very polite but only met her breifly cause she came into my work.

My sister has met alot of people, David Beckham (This was about 10 years ago) she said he was nice enough. Pete Docherty - nice but troubled. Sharleen Spiterri (sp? Lead singer of Texas) she was lovely by al accounts. And Jimmy Carr just like he is on tv.
Shirley Henderson is one of my favourite actresses and I'm so glad to know that she was nice. Topsy Turvy is one of my favourite films and she is fabulous in it

(for people that can't place her she is also Moaning Myrtle in Harry Potter)
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Old 25-10-2009, 18:42
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I've heard a lot of negative comments about Amanda Burton. Anyone care to elaborate? I used to really like her 'til I realised she always seems to play the same kind of role with the same kind of persona. In fact, whenever I've seen her do something 'out of type', she doesn't seem to pull it off.
She's one tough cookie! Went to a dinner party with her. She cannot bear anyone to mention Silent Witness, or any of her work!
To be fair, her husband had just left her so she may not have been at her best but no, I didn't take to her at all.
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Old 25-10-2009, 21:00
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She's one tough cookie! Went to a dinner party with her. She cannot bear anyone to mention Silent Witness, or any of her work!
To be fair, her husband had just left her so she may not have been at her best but no, I didn't take to her at all.

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How strange. Mind you, she wasn't averse to playing away with Kevin Whately during the Peak Practice years, so I wasn't too surprised when Sven left her.

She seems awfully aloof and cool...like when I've seen her in interviews. That might just be her style, so I wouldn't judge her on that, but I keep seeing random bits on DS from FMs she has peed off- mainly being quite cold and sarcastic when they've bumped into her (not literally!). Basically, a bit of a diva. However, though, I was wondering if it was a cover for shyness/awkwardness.
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Old 25-10-2009, 21:05
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I met Timmy Mallett ages ago - he was exactly like you saw him his Wackaday days - a happy soul he was
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Old 25-10-2009, 21:09
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Nice:

Went on holiday to the US and Thora Hird was on the 14-day coach tour. She was a gem and mucked in with everyone else. She never played the star. Our plane back to the UK was delayed by bad weather and we were put on another after a long delay at the airport. The crew recognised Thora and offered her a seat in first class but she refused, saying she wanted to sit with "her friends''.

Alan Freeman. Wrote a fan letter to him many years ago but I never expected a reply. He did and he invited me to see him tape some of his Radio Luxembourg shows in London and also to sit in the Radio 1 studio when he presented Pick of the Pops in the 1960s. True gent.

Both of these are much missed.
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Old 25-10-2009, 22:28
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A friend of mine works in the music business and apparently Amy Lee is known to be a bit of a bitch. Having said that a friend of mine met her at a meet and greet and said she was lovely
I've heard that too actually, i think that's got something to do with why so many of the band members have left.
She wasn't impatient with us at all and stood talking to us all for about 5 - 10 minutes She saw me from the stage too and looked straight in to my camera, they're some of my favourite photos

I forgot to add Natalie Imbruglia to my list, i knew i was forgetting someone. I was about 6 years old at the time so i can't remember much about it, i think she'd just left Neighbours and she was doing pantomine in Canterbury and came out the back afterwards. My uncle fought his way through the crowd to get my programme signed
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Old 25-10-2009, 22:40
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Ok ive never met anyone that famous but have met...

Pete Bennett winner of BB7 was a total sweet heart, truly lovely guy.

Shirley Henderson - she's a scottish actress been in Doctor Who and the Harry Potter films. She was nice, very polite but only met her breifly cause she came into my work.

My sister has met alot of people, David Beckham (This was about 10 years ago) she said he was nice enough. Pete Docherty - nice but troubled. Sharleen Spiterri (sp? Lead singer of Texas) she was lovely by al accounts. And Jimmy Carr just like he is on tv.

Hello You - I agree with this. A really lovely bloke with some really lovely fans too.

Matt Di Angelo is lovely too as is Flavia Cacace (SCD Pro Dancer).

Jackie Chan was nice too but I was a bit in awe of him and didn't talk much.
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Old 25-10-2009, 23:34
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Hello You - I agree with this. A really lovely bloke with some really lovely fans too.

Matt Di Angelo is lovely too as is Flavia Cacace (SCD Pro Dancer).

Jackie Chan was nice too but I was a bit in awe of him and didn't talk much.
Yeah, I see Pete in Brighton every now and again...

saw him the other week and people were still getting into a tizz seeing him walking down the street and I was thinking "WTF?? He won YEARS ago!!"

Ive seen a few celebs in the street but i dont approach them... its a bit invasive IMO, esp when they arent working...
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Old 25-10-2009, 23:36
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Nice:

Went on holiday to the US and Thora Hird was on the 14-day coach tour. She was a gem and mucked in with everyone else. She never played the star. Our plane back to the UK was delayed by bad weather and we were put on another after a long delay at the airport. The crew recognised Thora and offered her a seat in first class but she refused, saying she wanted to sit with "her friends''.

Alan Freeman. Wrote a fan letter to him many years ago but I never expected a reply. He did and he invited me to see him tape some of his Radio Luxembourg shows in London and also to sit in the Radio 1 studio when he presented Pick of the Pops in the 1960s. True gent.

Both of these are much missed.
What a lovely story about Thora Hird! She seemed like that type tbh... for a while she was a kinda non-royal Queen Mum!!
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Old 26-10-2009, 00:54
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How strange. Mind you, she wasn't averse to playing away with Kevin Whately during the Peak Practice years, so I wasn't too surprised when Sven left her.

She seems awfully aloof and cool...like when I've seen her in interviews. That might just be her style, so I wouldn't judge her on that, but I keep seeing random bits on DS from FMs she has peed off- mainly being quite cold and sarcastic when they've bumped into her (not literally!). Basically, a bit of a diva. However, though, I was wondering if it was a cover for shyness/awkwardness.
Don't know if I said this earlier, but I saw him years ago when Auf Wiedersein Pet was filiming in my village - he was a bit of a tit and didn't hang around to meet anyone (Timothy Spall, Jimmy Nail and Pat Roach all did and were all lovely. They played Barry, Oz and Bomber for those who remember).

As for Shirley Henderson she was also in Bridget Jones - she's a fine actress and its nice to know she's friendly.
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Old 26-10-2009, 01:59
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I often see Limahl around town and he's lovely, smiley and friendly just as he appears on telly. He's twinkly and bouncy like a puppy, I love him! I once had a long chat with him and his lovely Mum, when we sat next to each other at a Soho cafe one night. I never mentioned about being a fan years ago or still being a fan, and I think he appreciated that and liked the fact that he knew I knew who he was, but that I still treated him normally, while other strangers were passing by and calling things out to him.

Every time I see him now we nod and smile, and it's lovely to know he remembered me. I'd love to chat to him again, but he's always with his bf or a group of friends and I'm not pushy. Maybe one day!
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Old 26-10-2009, 08:12
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What a lovely story about Thora Hird! She seemed like that type tbh... for a while she was a kinda non-royal Queen Mum!!
I forgot to say in my orignal posting that Thora Hird had recently had a hip replacement op and she was on walking sticks. She and her husband were fellow paid-for passengers on the coach trip in 1981 and they were not on it for who she was. Totally adorable and not changed for the worse by fame and fortune.
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Old 26-10-2009, 08:57
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Well, that's surprised me. I would have thought that Jeremy Clarkson would have been an up himself arrogant prat. The way he writes his column, he seems that way. I also see that Anthony Cotton is being slagged off yet again. It seems like he really isn't well liked on this forum at all. He must be a complete idiot judging by the amount of negative comments there's been about him.
I have spoken to several different people who have come into contact with Antony Cotton and none have had a good word to say about him.
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Old 26-10-2009, 10:25
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Elisabeth Sladen- really lovely woman. Met her at quite a few Dr Who conventions in the 90s.

Sandi Toksvig- spotted her in Thailand last year on holiday.
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Old 26-10-2009, 11:32
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Jon McClure (Reverend and the Makers)- he gets a lot of stick for his political views but he is a really decent, down to earth man and extremely good to his fans. I went to his gig last night at the UEA, and after the gig instead of heading straight to the dressing room he headed straight outside to have a 30 minute acoustic singsong with the fans. After he went back in (I think security had a few issues with him being out there!) he came back out about 15 minutes later, signed autographs for everyone, chatted and posed for pictures. I love my picture with him...he's literally about a foot and a half taller than me and I have no idea how we were able to fit in the same frame! He's a really lovely man (he even waved to me from the window!) and its frustrating that people jump to conclusions about him being arrogant due to his outspoken comments...he's anything but arrogant.
Yeah Ive met him before and after his show in Liverpool last year and he was exactly the same! Before the show it was just me, my friend and him and he sang us one of his new songs in full!!
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Old 26-10-2009, 13:20
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Originally Posted by browncoat
I'm pretty sure Gareth's band supported James Marsters, when he played a gig in Cardiff - so they definitely are mates!

Talking of James, did anyone else here ever see Ghosts of the Robot?

I have at the Islington Acdamey (sp?) a few years ago I went with a friend and her daughter both of whom are huge James fans ,GOTR had recently replaced their drummer with a new guy who was v.good looking btw and us three were right at the front he asked us our names and where we were from and kept winking at us from time to time during the gig he was soooooooo lovely .

As a side note the same friend and her daughter went to a GOTR convention on the following Saturday and Charlie the guitar playing in the band kept eyeing up her daughter

Didn't one of the GOTR members die recently? I went to the convention you mentioned (then went to meet Alyson Hannigan, after she appeared in When Harry Met Sally).
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