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  1. Default Which famous people have you met / seen?

    Which famous people have you met, seen or know during the 70's, 80's or 90's?

    I don't KNOW anyone famous, but during the 80's and 90's I met or saw the following:

    The cast of Eastenders
    Inspector Wexford
    Shane Ritchie (pre Eastenders)
    Large (from Little and Large)
    Alec Gilroy from Coronation Street
    Richard and Judy
    Rolf Harris
    Buster Merryfield (Uncle Albert from Only Fools and Horses)
    Captain Peacock (from Are You Being Served)
    Do You Remember the 70s, 80s and 90s?

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    I don't know anybody famous (at least I don't think I do).

    In 1992 or 93 I met Glenn Shorrick (Little River Band) & Brian Cadd and I had the pleasure of making them coffee.

    I've met/saw a couple of minor "celebrities" when I was a teen - Aussie soapie "actors" at the time and now more likely to turn up on a "whatever happened to...? list"

    I know it's o.t. but last year I had the absolute pleasure of meeting James Marsters and I will have a chance to see/talk to him again in July (as well as David Fury (writer/producer) and Anthony Stewart Head).

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    Oct 2004
    United Kingdom.


    I used to go to school with Steven Tompkinson (Ballykissangel, Brassed Off) and lived round the corner from Les Dawson and Roy Walker.

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    Mar 2005


    When I was 8, my mum sent me to the local chippie..and guess who was in the queue in front... Gene Pitney.. I was that gobsmacked I couldnt remember what I had to buy so waited for him to be served and ran home...He was in the charts at the time and I thought he was brilliant...

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    Mar 2005


    I've met quite a few people actually but probably very few worth the mention

    I had a brief chat with Paul Macartney, a long chat with Jon Pertwee, (old Doctor Who), and Emma Bunton from the Spice Girls was a very old neighbour since we were kids.

    The person I most didn't want to meet was Timmy Mallet. What a halfwit

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    Mar 2005
    Townsville, Australia


    Does Mark Wingett(Jim Carver) and Trudie Goodwin (June Ackland) from the Bill count? I recently met them while they were in Australia doing a promotional tour. Despite the sometimes dodgy storylines, The Bill is still very popular in Australia.

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    Oct 2004
    United Kingdom.


    Thora Hird was my 2nd cousin. thats about it.

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    Mar 2005
    United Kingdom.


    In the 80's I met Patrick Mower and had my picture taken with him!

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    Dec 2004
    Staffordshire UK


    I met the cast of the original crossroads when i was about 7, I have also met Warrior out of gladiators and Lightning from Gladiators used to come to a shop i worked in, also met Steve Staunton, Andy Crane from childrens tv, and bill roach aka ken barlow.
    No man is worth your tears - and the one who is wont make you cry!

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    Apr 2005
    Birmingham, West Midlands


    On TV
    Warren Clarke - Dalziel
    Colin Buchanan - Pascoe
    David Royle - Wieldy
    All the above obviously in Dalziel & Pascoe

    Tim Healy - Dennis in Auf Wiedersehen Pet
    John Sessions
    Derek Thompson - Charlie in Casualty
    The actors who played Dr Trueman in Eastenders & Andrea Dunbar in The Bill

    In the world of sport :

    Bobby Charlton
    Roger Davies (Derby County football player in the '70's)
    Dave Mackay ( Hearts, Spurs, Derby & Scotland legend of 50's, 60's, & 70's)
    Dennis Amiss ( Warwickshire & England cricketer)
    M.J.K. Smith ( " " " )
    Andy Gray ( Aston Villa & Scotland football player now on Sky Sports)
    Brian Little ( Aston Villa)
    John Gidman ( " )

    These are just off the top of my head, with apologies to whomever I forgot.

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