Ian Gillan (have the signed beer mat to prove it!)
Prince Phillip and Duke of Kent (Buckingham Palace Garden Party)
'Herman' of Herman's Hermits nearly ran me over when I was about 12
Frank Turner (going to see him at Wembley Arena - can't wait!)
My best friend's oldest school friend is the mother of 'Plan B' (Ben Drew)!! Tenuous, I know :)
I can't say that I have met anyone famous.
However I did see Tom Baker's eyes staring out at me through a gap in the folds of a marquee [guess that doesn't count?]
Met quite a few Rock/Metal stars.....spent a good hour with Dave Mustaine of Megadeth fame who was actually a really nice guy...chatting about music and stuff.
Met Peter Steele from Type O Negative too....was a huge guy.
My old band supported Blaze Bailey on his first solo tour after he get kicked out/left Iron Miaden too.
Rowan Atikinson's brother lived next door to me when i was about 6-7 (at the time Mr Bean was brand new and top TV) so i got to meet Mr Bean many times as a kid, and he knew me by name and would stop to talk to me if i was playing outside
Ive met alot of bands at the Leadmill in sheffield, was good friend in school with Joe Carnall the lead singer of Milburn
I work at the school the Artic Monkeys attended so they pop in every now and again to say hello (especially matt helders, who gave me a special edition supremebeing jacket that he designed)
Also ive met all the disney characters and the muppets aswell (disneyland and universal studios ofc)
Linford Christie - met him in a motorway service station
Morrissey - met him at a record signing session
Perry Groves - ex arsenal player, did the tour of the stadium that i went on.. last month actually!
Tony Adams - ex arsenal player (though current at the time), nearly run me down in a golf club car park
Bill Gates - had a few meetings with him when I a MVP and did contract work for the borg
Steve Ballmer - as above.
David Tennant - back stage at the royal shakespeare company theatre.
I went to school (Same year) as Matt Smith (Doctor Who) worked in the school theatre while we wer both doing A-Levels!!
Forgot to mention that I've had a chat with Gabriel Thompson (Mikey - My Family) at a showing of The Merry Wives of Windsor, where he was playing a Frenchman (forget the character name). He signed the booklet for me.
Just remembered Quentin Wilson at local motoring festival as well.
I've met a few. In the last couple of weeks I've met Janet Street Porter, Mark Radcliffe, Mark Thomas, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall (third time now), Andy Kershaw, Adam Hart-Davis, Simon Callow and others. As always, it depends on your definition of famous!
I've also met quite a lot of musicians and vocalists on the British festival scene. Had breakfast with Seasick Steve a few weeks ago, and spent half an hour with Noah and the Whale. Had a brief chat with Tom Jones last year, and said hello to Florence (of the machine). There are lots of other meetings too.
Used to work for him and his Mrs Sue Blackmore. I used to love his TV and saw him cycling in Norwich once.
Originally Posted by terrorvis
Awww look at Webman lol!!
Originally Posted by webman
not as lucky as the rest of you - ive not met anyone famous , ah well :)
When I ran a pub in the East End Charlie Kray was a regular. We also had Stanley Baxter, and Lenny Peters (from Peters and Lee) drink in there.
Steve Hackett - Ex Genesis
Dave Benson Philips
Deborah Bonham - John Bonhams sister