Celebrity Encounters / Acknowledgements

A recent addition to the website, this new category features a list of renowned film and television stars plus sports athletes that I have had the sincere pleasure of either meeting or seeing in person. These also include acknowledgements from celebrities on social media e.g. Facebook and Twitter.



Gillian Anderson

Hayley Atwell

Berenice Bejo

Kenneth Branagh

Jim Broadbent

Helena Bonham Carter


Jessica Chastain


“This is such a sweet letter Craig. I loved going to the Baftas and meeting people on the red carpet. It was a very special day. I’m sure I heard you say that to me! Thank you for your kindness and your generous heart. It was a very cold day in London, but meeting people like you made me numb to the weather. xx” – Jessica Chastain


George Clooney


Russell Crowe


Viola Davis

Dame Judi Dench


Jean Dujardin

Michael Fassbender

Ralph Fiennes


Colin Firth


Dexter Fletcher

Richard E. Grant

Jon Hamm


Naomie Harris


Christina Hendricks

Tom Hiddleston


Jonah Hill


Adrian Holmes (star of Elysium and Arrow)

John Hurt


Jeremy Irvine

Matt Letscher (star of The Mask of Zorro, Boardwalk Empire and Narcos: Mexico)

Eddie Marsan

Thandie Newton

Gary Oldman

Brad Pitt


Daniel Radcliffe


Eddie Redmayne

Octavia Spencer


Meryl Streep


Tilda Swinton


Selena Tan (star of Crazy Rich Asians)

Kerry Washington

Carl Weathers

Kristen Wiig

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Kirstie Alley

Libe Barer (Carly from Sneaky Pete)

Jeremy Beadle

Helen Behan (star of This is England series and The Virtues)

H. Jon Benjamin (Sterling Archer from Archer)

Mark Benton (Eddie from Early Doors)

Christine Bottomly (Melanie Dixon from Early Doors)

Brian F. O’Byrne (Steve Jones in Little Boy Blue, also starred in Oz and Bandits)

Maureen Carr (Edith from Still Game)

Craig Charles

Lorraine Cheshire (Joan from Early Doors)

Barry Chuckle

Paul Chuckle

James Corden

Fearne Cotton

Mark Cox (Tam Mullan from Still Game)

Chanel Cresswell (Kelly from This is England)

Omid Djalili

Michele Dotrice

Holli Dempsey

Emilia Fox

Les Gibson (2011 finalist on Britain’s Got Talent)

Sian Gibson (Kayleigh from Car Share)

Peri Gilpin

Stephen Graham

Laura Greenwood (Penny from Prime Suspect: The Final Act)

Natalie Gumede (Kirsty Soames from Coronation Street)

Jo Hartley (Cynthia from This is England film and series)

Greg Hemphill

Lee Ingelby (Dean from Early Doors, also starred in Our Zoo)

Kerry Ingram (Shireen Baratheon from Game of Thrones)

Marin Ireland (Julia from Sneaky Pete. Also starred in Boss, Homeland and Hell or High Water)

Kristen Johnston (Sally Solomon from 3rd Rock from the Sun)

Danny John-Jules (The Cat from Red Dwarf)

Sinead Keenan (Little Boy Blue)

Mark Kermode

Ford Kiernan (Jack Jarvis from Still Game)

Sanjeev Kohli (Navid Harrid from Still Game)

Rachel Leskovac (Natasha Blakeman from Coronation Street)

Louisa Lytton (Ruby Allen from EastEnders)

Jane McCarry (Isa Drennan from Still Game)

Faye McKeever (Trollied and Little Boy Blue)

John C. McGinley (Dr. Perry Cox from Scrubs)

Elizabeth McGovern

Phil Mealey (Duffy from Early Doors)

Gavin Mitchell (Boabby the Barman from Still Game)

Amber Nash (Pam from Archer)

Chris O’Dowd


Mark O’Halloran (star of The Virtues)

Dermot O’Leary

Marc Pickering (Sleepy Hollow, Britain’s Got the Pop Factor, Boardwalk Empire)

Chris Quentin (Brian Tilsley from Coronation Street)

Jamie Quinn (Fergie from Still Game)

Bella Ramsey (Lyanna Mormont from Game of Thrones)

Scott Reid (Methadone Mick from Still Game)

Paul Riley (Winston Ingram from Still Game)

Emma Rigby


Ryan Sampson (star of Plebs & Brassic)

Andrew Shim (Milky from This is England)

Lili Simmons (star of True Detective, Banshee and Ray Donovan)

Timothy Simons (Jonah Ryan from Veep)

Sarah Solemani (Bad Eduction)

Carly Stenson (Steph Dean from Hollyoaks)


James Sutton

Jon Taffer (host of Bar Rescue)

Kara Tointon

Ricky Tomlinson

Thomas Turgoose


Indira Varma (Ellaria Sand from Game of Thrones)

John Weaver (star of Brassic)

Ricky Whittle

Claudia Winkleman

Alison Wright (star of The Americans, Sneaky Pete & Bette & Joan)



Roy Boulter (Drummer for The Farm and BAFTA-nominated producer of Of Time and the City and Sunset Song)

Tim Burton


Michel Hazanavicius (Oscar-winning director of The Artist)

Michael Hines (director of Still Game)

Tom Hooper (Oscar-winning director of The Damned United, The King’s Speech, Les Miserables and The Danish Girl)


Solon Papadopolous (BAFTA-nominated producer of Of Time and the City and Sunset Song)

Edgar Wright



John Bailey

Tony Bellew

Karl Brown

Kevin Campbell

Steven Croft

Eugene Dadi (former Tranmere Rovers footballer)

Sir Alex Ferguson

Andrew Flintoff

Robbie Fowler

Angus Fraser

Haseeb Hameed

Warren Hegg

Simon Hughes

Ronnie Irani

Wasim Jaffer

Gary Keedy

Howard Kendall

Simon Kerrigan

Brian Labone

Toby Lester

David “Bumble” Lloyd


Derek Mountfield

Monty Panesar

Stephen Parry

Mark Palios (Tranmere Rovers owner)

Luke Proctor

Tomaz Radzinski

Derek Randall

Luis Reece (Lancashire and Derbyshire cricketer)

Wayne Rooney

Graeme Sharpe

Ian Sharpe (former Tranmere Rovers footballer)

Ian Snodin

Neville Southall

David Unsworth



Samantha Barks


Elton John

Tom Jones

Amy MacDonald

Ennio Morricone