Film star encounters?
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?
Posted 7 years agoelaine anneMember
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) 😥Posted 7 years agoernie_lynchMember
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.Posted 7 years ago
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. 😐Posted 7 years agosteelfanMember
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.Posted 7 years ago
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.TheArtistFormerlyKnownAsSTRSubscriber
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.Posted 7 years ago
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.Posted 7 years agoWaderiderMember
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.Posted 7 years agobusydogMember
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”.Posted 7 years ago
Checked Charleston Heston in on a TWA flight when working the First Class ticket counter.
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