A list of all the famous people I've seen and met. Can you do better? A list of all the famous people I've seen and met. Can you do better?
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    Default A list of all the famous people I've seen and met. Have you done more?

    During a quiet moment yesterday I decided to write a list of all the famous people I've spoken to in my life, and seen with the naked eye (as opposed to on TV/film/internet). This can include seeing them at the theatre or public events.
    My definition of "famous" here is having a wikipedia page.

    My list is not especially remarkable. I'm sure I've missed some. Can anyone better it?
    Or do you, as I fear is a more likely proposition, have better things to do with your time (such as meeting them)?


    Spoken to
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    Lord Norman Tebbit
    Felix Dennis
    Roy Chubby Brown


    Seen
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    The Queen
    Prince Charles
    David Cameron
    Paul Daniels
    The Pope (the current one)
    Lord Nigel Lawson
    Timothy West (actor)
    Peter Stringfellow
    Simon Hughes (Liberal Democrat MP)
    Sir Alec Guinness
    Sir Hans Kornberg (biochemistry professor)
    Bob Crow (union leader)
    Alan Titchmarsh
    Sir Patrick Moore
    John Thurso (Scottish MP)
    Martin Roberts (Property TV show presenter)
    Michael Portillo
    Johnny Ball
    Steve Coogan
    Jackie Mason (jewish comedian)
    David Frost
    Lord Alex Broers (engineering professor)
    Tim Sebastian (BBC Hardtalk presenter)
    Robbie Coltrane
    Sir John Gurdon (stem cell biochemist)
    Michael Winner
    Jack Dee (comedian)



    The Alan Titchmarsh one was the silliest, in Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. A group of lads called out to him "Hi Alan" in the manner of a personal greeting. Titchmarsh being the polite chap he is turned round and said Hello in a manner that he knew the people, even though it was obvious he could not have. The group sniggered and walked away.

    Michael Portillo was chatting up a bit of skirt in a posh hotel in London

    Sir Patrick Moore was in Seat 1A of the BA flight from Inverness to Gatwick after viewing the 2003 annular solar eclipse

    Bob Crowe was on the Victoria Line north of Kings Cross. No I didn't deck him one..
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    Met:

    Alain Roux
    Glynn Purnell
    Sat Bains
    Mike Myers
    James May

    Seen:
    Agyness Deyn
    Charles Dance
    Jason Donovan
    Jeremy Beadle
    Jaime Winstone
    Charlie Cox
    Alan Rickman
    Prue Leith
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    Can you do better? Ffs, you think that's an achievement?

    You really need to reassess what's important
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    Met remarkably few

    Alan Cashman
    A Radio 1 disk jockey (forget his name)
    Lord Carrington
    Several of the Time Team guys (in a pub where we were having a CUK get together - see it's worth coming, you never know who you'll meet!)

    Seen

    The Queen
    6th Marquess of Bath (looking decidedly grumpy, hailing a taxi in St James's - not the current arty one, but his father)

    edit 1: DOH! I _met_ the Time Team guys (so moved them into first section)

    edit 2: Just remembered - I used to see Alan Sugar's roller when I was based in Brentwood (never saw him though)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SupremeSpod View Post
    Can you do better? Ffs, you think that's an achievement?

    You really need to reassess what's important
    No I don't think that's an achievement. T'is merely a slight hobby, like stamp collecting.
    I've changed the title away from "Can you do better".

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    Quote Originally Posted by KentPhilip View Post
    No I don't think that's an achievement. T'is merely a slight hobby,. .
    It's a remarkable achievment remembering them all!
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    Met

    George Bush Snr.
    Alan Hicks (The guy who bought Liverpool FC).

    Shoved out of my way

    Dawn (IR35) Primarolo

    Spoken to

    Paul Gasgoine (Mental)
    Rusty Lee
    Michael Howard (A very nice man)
    Tony Robinson
    James Corden

    Seen

    Billie Piper
    All the rest of the Dr. Who cast.
    Rodney from Only Fools and Horses
    Alan Carr
    Queen
    Princess Di

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    I could beat that by miles. Being a pro musician I've worked with many household names over the years and continue to do that. Having worked on movie scores I've also worked with A list celebs, directors, producers. I could go on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliphead View Post
    I could beat that by miles. Being a pro musician I've worked with many household names over the years and continue to do that. Having worked on movie scores I've also worked with A list celebs, directors, producers. I could go on.
    Please do, nothing wrong with a bit of name-dropping.

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