celeb-spotting at CE

Discussion in 'FanForce: Conventions Europe' started by mdunn77, Jul 16, 2007.

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  1. mdunn77 Jedi Padawan

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    apart from bumping into Anthony Daniels in the loo, I also encountered Richard LeParmentier.

    It was outside during the showing of ANH on Friday evening. Admiral Motti was being choked on-screen and right behind me I heard "Damn fine acting" - it was Richard LeParmentier, who was with John Culshaw. He then got mobbed for free autographs and proceeded to drop his wine-glass (which smashed) before beating a hasty exit to the pub.



    So.. who did you bump into?
  2. VenHalcyon Jedi Knight

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    ...surely it's more interesting talking about the 'other' celebs we bumped into rather than the ones actually AT the show? :p

    I saw Jon Tickle for example...what a true celebrity star (if this were visual, my sarcasm would be like goo dripping out of my mouth...)

    I also swear that i saw Kylie one day.
  3. mdunn77 Jedi Padawan

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    fair point.. I was going to mention that I had lunch on Friday a few tables away from Patsy Palmer and her kids (in the Fox) but it's not much to write home about :)
  4. VenHalcyon Jedi Knight

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    Patsy Palmer eh? Not bad not bad!!

    SW wise, I guess Peter Mayhew & Jerome Blake (was good to see him again, particularly as I now know we have another common friend!) were the only two i bumped into outside of the autograph hall...the one big difference for me over my last SW con experience!
  5. Darthsmuse Force Ghost

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    Saturday night - directing Jay Laga'aia to the Waterfront Barbeque .
  6. Disciple-of-Tython Force Ghost

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    I think actually meeting Rick McCallum by chance was mad especially when he signed my Pass and actually asking me if I wanted a photo with him was really cool, which i did :)
  7. LadyPoison Jedi Knight

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    Bumped into Warwick Davis, Ray Park, Robert Watts, and Rick McCallum wandering around at various times and got pics with each of em! :) Simon Pegg was wandering around apparently, didn't see him myself though!
  8. FitKisto88 Jedi Knight

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    LOL! I was walking around in an Admiral Ackbar costume and when someone said "there's Patsy Palmer" I thought at the time they were talking about me. [face_laugh]
  9. aisha1 Jedi Knight

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    I saw the guy who plays Jake Moon in Eastenders wandering around, he was also the comedy The Office.
  10. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    I talked to Jerome Blake at about 4.30 in the morning on Sunday (funny story about that, actually :p)
  11. Neogeta Jedi Padawan

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    Mark Hamill was having drinks in the bar at our hotel Satuday night along with Kenny Baker and Shannon McRandle whom I got a autograph of earlier in the day.. sadly my camera's batteries died on me :(

    On Sunday morning David Prowse was having breakfast a table behind me and my buddy, and we also shared an elevator ride with Kenny Baker who was really down to earth same I was too gobsmacked to say anything..

    -Neogeta
  12. JED1 Force Ghost

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    Apart from the Star Wars celebs, I spotted Colin Baker, Paul Darrow, Jim Rosenthal and John Tickle
  13. VenHalcyon Jedi Knight

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    Oh yes - i forgot Jim tilli uploaded the pic of he and I at the bar! Classy, heh.

    See - next year I am going to stay at the hotel the stars are likely to be staying at - that is muchus fun! Just be friendly with them - i'd have paid good money to get a pic of Mark Hamill and Shannon McRandle together!
  14. TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod

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    When we got back Thursday evening from the city, we saw Steve Sansweet sitting in the lobby of our hotel (Novotel)

    Friday morning at breakfast we saw that there were a few more of them staying there - David Prowse sitting in a corner stirring his coffee, Jeremy Bulloch coming in, chatting up one of the little people (can't remember who, but not Warwick Davis), the Needa guy and a few minor ones

    not much of a random spotting, but Rick walked through the Platinum stage before the... Fanboys screening, I think

    shared a lift with Needa later and got on one just when Bulloch got off

    Davis was then at the breakfast on Sunday

    does Robert Watts smoke? If so, I think I've seen him outside at breakfast one day, but I'm not sure

    and of course we saw a couple of them walk between hotel(s) and ExCel now and again

    we never bothered them, though, especially not during breakfast. besides, who does bring a camera to breakfast anyway? :p

    in the end I only got a random sneaky picture of Steve Sansween on Monday, because he arrived at the back entrance/exit of the SW Exhibition like 2 minutes after we got out.
  15. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Tim & I were sitting near the West entrance having a bit of lunch on Sunday and we saw Peter Mayhew heading outside with his assistant to take a smoking break. Tim got some pics from a few feet away but we didn't bother him.
  16. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    All I remember is Steve Sansweet coming over to the FF table.
  17. Lord-Tice Jedi Grand Master

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    Bum!! I just found out that Simon Pegg was at the auction on Sunday, and sitting only a few seats away from me :eek:
    He also won the bid for a Vader item but I'm really annoyed I missed him :oops:
  18. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    I saw Simon Pegg, though I can't remember which thing it was through. Dave'll remember, because he was the one who spotted him :p

    Um, I spoke to Jay Laga'aia after the Battle of the Bands, but other than that, no one :p
  19. ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Grand Master

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    Me and Leigh saw Steven Sansweet outside County Hall too, as we where leaving The Exhibition.

    I did get Rick to sign my pass but it's now nearly all rubed off :_|

  20. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    He was at the table? :eek: What did he want? What did he say? Did he wanted to join us? ;) :eek:
  21. Lord-Tice Jedi Grand Master

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    If only we could have gotten Simon Pegg at our table **sigh**

    Yep, Steve Sansweet was at the table and looking at the art work :D :D
    Sadly we were all at the Mark Hamill talk, lol. But Tim got some great pics of him so we'll have them uploaded as soon as poss!
  22. ChimealHeltei FanForce Chapter Rep

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    I blame myself for not talking to anyone of the VIPs, we saw. But what to talk about with them? That's always so difficult... ;)

    Was the same way with Matt Wood: we got to the FanClub lounge and then he sat there at a table with some people and I didn't know what to say or ask if I would've sat down there. And he seemed busy giving some kind of interview to the guys at the table (they filmed him with a digi cam).
  23. Amon_Amarth Force Ghost

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    Ran into Jay (Typho) after the battle of the bands and got a free autograph. :D
  24. VenHalcyon Jedi Knight

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  25. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    Dave = rebeljediknight_88

    Amon = Heda :p
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