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SheilaWestWilts Report 29 Jun 2013 11:30

I worked in Cheltenham during the time that Butterflies was filmed there (the house they used was just around the corner). Often saw the cast around town, and once nearly ran over the actor who played Leonard(?), on one of his jogs! Have seen a few actors around Bath and Cheltenham when they have been in theatre. Bath is beloved for period dramas, so you may catch some filming going on, also Lacock which is just down the road (used in Cranfield, Pride & Prejudice, Harry Potter etc.)


OneFootInTheGrave Report 29 Jun 2013 11:45

Well if we are going to name drop I may as well throw my tuppence worth into the pot ;-)

As a young lad I was with my Mum and Dad when King George the Queens father; Queen Elizabeth the Queens Mother, and Queen Mary the Queens grandmother - visited Cupar in Fife to present new colours to my father's regiment, my Mum told me that I was so scared by the look of Queen Mary that I hid behind my Mum and Dad when they were introduced to them.

I also knew Fulton Mackay and Edward Woodward when I lived in Teddington in the mid 1970's as they often popped into my local pub in Twickenham and in the late 1990's I met Adam Faith in Westerham in Kent.


Mersey Report 29 Jun 2013 13:32

Seeing as Ant and Dec did not impress our Emms....I have also met Paul Ogrady.....he was absolutely lovely, had time for everyone......

~~ Jules in Wiltshire~~

~~ Jules in Wiltshire~~ Report 29 Jun 2013 13:50

I have shaken hands with Camilla Duchess of Cornwall when she came to visit the Troops in Salisbury...
Met Roger Moore, Leo Sayer, Christopher Ellison (from the Bill), Paul Daniels, Al Murray at a book signing in Edinburgh, Katie Price, Fat Boy Slim (Norman Cook), Matthew Kelly, Mark Owen from Take That and Eric Sykes while he was having a haircut in the Lanes in Brighton in the late 70's.......

Jules x

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Carol 430181 Report 29 Jun 2013 14:43

Where I worked had pleasure of meeting, Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Ann, Queen Mother, Prince Charles, Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Tom Parker Bowles, Charlie Dimmock, Peter Seabrook, Kim Wilde.



GHeather Report 29 Jun 2013 15:04

What a lot of Great interesting info about this subject! :-D I only wish I had something to add, apart from my Dad had seen a few well known people, including the person who was in 'Ice Cold in Alex', not John Mills. I don't think I have seen anyone famous in person, well not yet anyway.


Barbara Report 29 Jun 2013 15:18

Carol 430181's post above had just reminded me - I had my photo taken with Marty Wilde.


Barry_ Report 29 Jun 2013 15:56

Met Acker Bilk on the stairs at the Regency, Bath. He was all dressed to play. ''Wotcha, mate." he said with a big smile. No airs or graces .... just Acker.

Met and have autographs of Johnny Kidd (of The Pirates), Richard Murdoch, Mr. Pastry, guitarists Duane Eddy and Al Casey, Marty Wilde (he often came to the village fetes), several Surrey cricket players in the pavilion at The Oval.
Chatted with Mickey Most and The Shirelles, (never thought to get his or the girls' autographs, silly me.)

David Jacobs and Bert Weedon presented me with £5 premium bond as joint winner on 'Woodbine Quiztime'. 53 years later this bond has not won a penny!

Chatted with Foreign Secretary David Owen at our embassy in the Middle East.

Walking by Santa and a Harrods doorman in Dec 1986 as a white limo stopped. Out stepped Susan George and the doorman reached into his coat, took out a book, and says "Susan George, this is your Life!" It was Eamonn Andrews and Susan's hubby Simon MacCorkindale!
This was shown five days later on TV and the left arm of my new leather coat was on screen. Fame at last!

HM The Queen and Prince Philip walked within arms length of me while visiting and walking about our Embassy in the Middle East. I took numerous photos of her and sold them for mere pence (Fils, actually).
(Elizabeth wore a blue and white outfit, ladies. Chiefly blue with white spattered upon is the best description I recall.)
I made £50 from these photos and sent it to the Royal National Society for the Blind in London. I received a receipt and lovely letter - which I still have - from the Secretary.

Maggie. I am absolutely fascinated beyond words that you had tea with King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz al Saud. Utterly incredible.


Paula+ Report 29 Jun 2013 17:11

I Belong to the Luciano Pavarotti's appreciation society and met him several times. Also went out to dinner with him.


GHeather Report 29 Jun 2013 18:53

Bravo Paula! Fantastico! I have a CD on him called: 'ICONS', perhaps your heard of it ? It's actually two CDs. :-D


GHeather Report 29 Jun 2013 18:58

It must be rather strange being famous, you can't move about like normal people. I've just been reading a book about V.Rossi the MotoGP rider, (I'm a fan) and when he is out... and someone spots him, a hugh crowd soon appears...Must be like that for other famous people too, I think it's ok at first, then it quickly becomes a nightmare!