Celebrity Encounters / Acknowledgements (Film, Sport and Musicians)

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)

















Bérénice Bejo (star of A Knight’s Tale and 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 (star of The Artist and The Wolf of Wall Street)

Michael Fassbender

Ralph Fiennes

Colin Firth

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

Connor Price (star of Cinderella Man)

Daniel Radcliffe

Eddie Redmayne

Christina Ricci

Darci Shaw (star of Judy and The Irregulars)

Octavia Spencer

Meryl Streep

Tilda Swinton

Selena Tan (star of Crazy Rich Asians)

Kerry Washington

Carl Weathers

Kristen Wiig

Michelle Williams


Philip Barantini (director of Boiling Point and star of Band of Brothers and The Responder)

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

Tim Burton

Phoebe Eclair-Brown (writer of Harm)

Julian Farino (director of Giri/Haji)

Dexter Fletcher (director of Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman)

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 and Les Miserables)

Bill Lawrence (creator of Scrubs and Ted Lasso)

Kayleigh Llewellyn (writer of In My Skin)


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)

Tony Schumacher (creator of The Responder)

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

Jimmy Comer (Everton physio and father of Jodie Comer)

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

















Molly “Meatball” McCann

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

Curtis Woodhouse



Samantha Barks

Elton John

Tom Jones

Amy MacDonald

Ennio Morricone

Pepper Mills