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  • Film star encounters?
  • Premier Icon mcmoonter
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    I watched Ice Cold in Alex on TV yesterday. A great film. I always thought Sylia Syms was pretty dishy in a Leslie Phillips sort of way.

    I met her about 20 years ago when she rented a flat from us during the Edinburgh Festival, she’d lost none of her charm.

    Anyone else met a retro film star and still been dazzled?

    Premier Icon lazybike
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    I met an ex porn star in a bar in Ludwigshafen, she and her husband owned it, they had pictures up of her “working” behind the bar, we ripped the pish out of her but she gave as good as she got… she stayed open for us as well.. not exactly dazzling though!

    Premier Icon legend
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    … she stayed open for us as well..

    Freudian slip?

    Premier Icon allthepies
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    she stayed open for us as well.

    Chortle

    Edit: Must chortle faster.

    Premier Icon lazybike
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    😀

    Premier Icon Elfinsafety
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    I was locking my bike up outside a pub in Limehouse a couple of weeks ago, and Sir Ian McKellen walked past and gave me a dirty look. 😀

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    Where are the David Lean films on tv ffs?

    Premier Icon mcmoonter
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    @ lazybike

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    Not surprised, ElfFred. He probably thought you were Smeagol.

    😉

    Premier Icon Elfinsafety
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    It was a very disparaging look he gave me, I can tell you. Can’t blame him really I spose.

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    not film star but soap star : prob about 20 years ago i bumped into ‘Kevin Webster’ from Corrie’… he was rite oop north, Hollingworth Lake (at the fish/fisherman pub… the pub was fairly quiet back then and it used to have its own cocktail bar…i went there every friday nite for my cocktails ( umbrellas with sparklers in them ! i wanted to get kevins autograph but the barman said he was out for a quiet drink and didnt wanna be disturb (oh) 😥

    Premier Icon Gary_C
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    Sir Ian McKellen walked past and gave me a dirty look.

    It was a very disparaging look he gave me, I can tell you

    Probably ‘cos you’d not got the tyre/rim logos lined up…….

    😆

    Premier Icon Elfinsafety
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    I had thought that, but it was a look of such disgust and contempt….

    …I thought he might be a Roady! 😯

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    I once asked Brad Pitt if he raced in the AMA Superbike Championship. To be fair, I knew who he was, I only did it to annoy my colleagues who were all queuing up for his autograph.

    I also interviewed Antonio Banderas, who seemed like a nice chap.

    Premier Icon ernie_lynch
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    Where are the David Lean films on tv ffs?

    Well I know where the David Lean Cinema is, if that helps ……..it’s here, on account that he was a Croydon boy.

    On the question of retro film stars, apparently Maurice Chevalier was a distant cousin of mine (mother’s side)

    Mind you, I never met him. And he never even rented a flat off me, so I guess it counts for bugger all.

    Premier Icon stuartie_c
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    I’ve been in Barbra Streisand’s car.

    Apparently.

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    I’ve met Nicole Kidman, twice. Once on a film set and once at Stanley Kubrick’s funeral. She’s gorgeous!!!!I I was bowled over.

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    Once literally walked into the late actor/director Sidney Pollack in supermarket in New York about 6 years ago

    Premier Icon Elfinsafety
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    I tried to get into Spike Lee’s cab in NY years ago. He was bending down in the seat getting something out of his bayg, tying his shoelaces or something, so I din’t see him and thought the cab was empty. Then he popped up. Poor bloke looked really quite frightened. 😐

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    Ed Norton in a Restaurant in Santa Fe. He didn’t recognise me.

    Premier Icon B.A.Nana
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    Susannah York on Stainforth campsite in the Yorkshire Dales in 1980ish, I was about 15. I stuttered and stammered but got out enough to ask for her autograph.

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    Sir Ian McKellan has a property on Narrow Street in Limehouse facing the River just along from my GF’s sisters place. I havent seen him yet but I always look out for him when I’m there.
    I’ve served Kevin Spacey, Mel C and Nigel Planner when I used to work in a very well known bike shop chain in London.

    Premier Icon Elfinsafety
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    Steelfan; I was locking up to go into Bootys pub, for lunch. McKellen drinks in there sometimes.

    The grapes is nice too (lovely fish n chips), but The Narrow is sooo poncy these days I don’t often bother. Nice beer mind.

    None myself, but my wife used to work in retail in Bakewell – she met Sir Cliff, Victoria Wood, William Hurt, Ade Edmondson & Rik Mayall and Liam Gallagher.

    None of them blew her away as I can remember, but Liam called her ‘doll face’ and was a bit slimy.

    I think it was Ade who was a bit stroppy too – not sure about the others.

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    Elfinsafety- Yeah the Grapes is a nice place, havent had the fish there yet but will make a point of having some next time. Like you say the Narrow is way too poncy. It was much better before they built the conservatory extension and Ramsey got his hands on it!

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    I’ve partaken in all kind of prohibited substances with all kinds of supposedly famous people but it would be far too dangerous to divulge who on a forum. 😉

    Premier Icon Elfinsafety
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    It was. I mean, the food there is quite good, granted, and they do a good range of beers, but it’s just sooo poncy. Only pop in there now and then, if it’s earlier on, as it fills up with suits of an evening. Bootys has a nice chilled out atmosphere, and the staff there know us and treat us very well. The Grapes is a little gem; proper pokey old riverside pub, and again with nice grub. Further along, the Prospect is of course a nice old pub, and the Captain Kidd is one of my faves. The Town of Ramsgate is another pokey little place, very narrow, but appealing.

    Yeay, Ramsey has kind of missed the point of what a riverside pub should be really. It’s soulless and popular simply because it’s owner is a sweary bloke on telly. It was better before, and did good beer then.

    Don’t spose you know the scruffy dive on Three Colt St, the Three Bells and Blade Bone/Urban Bar? Can get proper lively in there, girls dancing on tables, open till silly o’clock, right laugh sometimes.

    Premier Icon mcmoonter
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    I’ve been in Barbra Streisand’s car.

    Apparently.

    Earlier at Barbra’s shed

    Premier Icon Klunk
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    I’ve stuck spheres on a terminator.

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    About 1995 I was mountain biking along the North Down Coastal Path on my trusty Orange Clockwork and who was on the trail but Billy Connolly. Thank god he got out of my way because antique Dia Compe 986’s would never have stopped me in time. Couldn’t believe it. The Culloden Hotel close by is a posh one serving Belfast, and he was playing at the Opera House at the time.

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    No film stars I’m afraid, but when I was biking up Glen Esk I’m pretty sure I went past Will Self and a woman, although he had his hood up because it was raining.
    That’s a bit shit, isn’t it.

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    Watched Ice Cold In Alex a few weeks ago while here at work, Sylia Syms very nice indeed, good fim as well.The nurse that got shot in the film was nice too. 🙂

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    David Hemmings got me severely pissed on a couple of occassions. Fabulously entertaining character.

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    I sold a red Bik pen to Mr Sulu (George Takei) during the Edinburgh Festival when I worked for John Menzies. I also sold an Evening News to Magnus Magnuson.

    Dogsby

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    Charlton Heston in Jesmond back in the late eighties (does that make me old?)

    Premier Icon Moses
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    Hah! I’ve been on stage with John Hurt in his theatre daze. Prince Chuck & his chums were in the audience one night.

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    Warwick Davis of ROTJ and Willow, at a signing in a local model shop.

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    I’ve had dinner – and breakfast – with David Essex. It was during the filming of Silver Dream Racer.

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    I’ve had dinner – and breakfast – with David Essex

    I’d have kept the breakfast bit to myself druidh. It could be misconstrued… 😉

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    When I worked for TWA way back once upon a time, I was working the lost baggage office and Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor strolled in as we had managed to mis-send their luggage to god-knows-where. They sat in the office for quite some time while we traced and located it. I think Richard had been in the scotch a bit, but nice and Elizabeth Taylor—well need I say more— both very friendly and willing to carry on a normal conversation during their “visit”.
    Checked Charleston Heston in on a TWA flight when working the First Class ticket counter.

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