Celebrity Encounters / Acknowledgements

A recent addition to the website, this category features a list of renowned film and television stars plus sports athletes that I have had the 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

Maria Bakalova (Tutar from Borat Subsequent Moviefilm)









Berenice Bejo (star of The Artist)

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

Josh Gad (star of Frozen and Beauty and the Beast)

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

Sophia Myles (star of Thunderbirds, Hallam Foe and Underworld series)

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, The Virtues and Elizabeth is Missing)

H. Jon Benjamin (Sterling Archer from Archer)

Mark Benton (Eddie from Early Doors)

Christine Bottomley (Melanie Dixon from Early Doors)

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

J. Cameron-Smith (Gerri Kellman from Succession)

Maureen Carr (Edith from Still Game)

Paul Chahidi (star of This Country)

Craig Charles

Lorraine Cheshire (Early Doors and Trollied)

Barry Chuckle

Paul Chuckle

James Corden

Fearne Cotton

Mark Cox (Tam Mullan from Still Game)

Chanel Cresswell (Kelly from This is England)

Omid Djalili

Mandeep Dhillon (After Life and Red Dwarf: The Promised Land)

Michele Dotrice

Holli Dempsey

Steve Evets (star of Looking for Eric and Brassic)

Ray Fearnon (star of Coronation Street, Beauty and the Beast and Red Dwarf: The Promised Land)

Emilia Fox

Ricky Gervais

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)

Matt Greenwood (Bohemian Rhapsody and The A Word)

Natalie Gumede (Kirsty Soames from Coronation Street)

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

Greg Hemphill

Lee Ingelby (Early Doors and The A Word)

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)

Matt Lucas

Louisa Lytton (Ruby Allen from EastEnders)

Jane McCarry (Isa Drennan from Still Game)

Vicky McClure

Faye McKeever (Trollied, Little Boy Blue, A Confession and The Salisbury Poisonings)

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

Elizabeth McGovern

Phil Mealey (Duffy from Early Doors)

Gavin Mitchell (Boaby the Barman from Still Game)

Amber Nash (Pam from Archer)

Gemma Paige North (Sarah Hibbs from The A Word)

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)

Pooky Quesnel (Louise Wilson from The A Word)

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 and Brassic)

Rochenda Sandall (star of Line of Duty, Talking Heads and Small Axe: Mangrove)









Annabel Scholey (star of The Split, Britannia and The Salisbury Poisonings)

Rhea Seehorn (Kim Wexler from Better Call Saul)









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)

Mark Stanley (star of Game of Thrones, White House Farm and Honour)

Carly Stenson (Steph Dean from Hollyoaks)


James Sutton

Jon Taffer (host of Bar Rescue)

Matilda Thorpe (Mandy from Desmond’s)

Kara Tointon

Ricky Tomlinson

Thomas Turgoose

Indira Varma (Ellaria Sand from Game of Thrones)

David Walliams

Jason Watkins (star of Trollied, The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies & The Crown)

John Weaver (star of Brassic)

Ricky Whittle

Claudia Winkleman

Molly Windsor (star of The Unloved & Three Girls)

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


Julian Farino (director of Giri/Haji)

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)


Lisa McGee (writer of Derry Girls)

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

Nikki Sault (producer of This is England series and The Virtues)

Rob Sloman (director of Howard’s Way)

Jack Thorne (writer of This is England series and The Virtues)

Edgar Wright



John Bailey

Tony Bellew

Paul Bracewell

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

Trevor Steven

Gary Stevens

David Unsworth



Samantha Barks


Elton John

Tom Jones

Amy MacDonald

Ennio Morricone