Sunday, March 09, 2008

Tag tag double tag

Minstrel tagged me, but how am I ever going to do this? Six years in London and not that much to show for it, despite living in Paul McCartney's neighbourhood for three of them...In fact, I should also have bumped into Kate Moss, Noel Gallagher, Jude Law, Sienna Miller, et al. as well.

But here goes:

The rules:
  • Link to the person who tagged you.
  • Leave a comment on their blog so that their readers can visit yours.
  • Post the rules on your blog.
  • Share the seven (7) most famous or infamous people you have met. Or go with the original 7 weird things about yourself. Or with Sandra's change and list your 7 favorite writing websites. Lots of choices!
  • Tag 7 random people at the end of your post.
  • Include links to their blogs.
  • Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Seven (In)famous people I have met or seen face-to-face:

1. Liza Minelli - during intermission at a showing of
Curtains in New York. However, she was on TV here in London last week and I totally forgot I'd seen her in NYC!

2. The 11th Duke of Marlborough - at a gala banquet at Christie's. He looks like a slim version of Churchill. (The Spencer-Churchill family resemblance is strong. Compare Diana's father Earl Spencer too.) I also saw his grandson Alexander S-C, who made a speech.

3. At school I used to be friends with the niece of the man who invented the Bic pen.

4. My mother's childhood friend Nalini became Miss Guyana 1974. Later the two of them moved to London, where Nalini met my uncle, an artist who only dated titled ladies or models. This is how my parents met.

5. A former classmate is exiled royalty. There's also a friend who knows Prince Harry. And another friend of mine introduced me to his school chum who is a lord.

6. Charles Dance - British actor, in the deli meats aisle a few weeks ago at Waitrose on Finchley Road. He really couldn't decide between the Prosciutto di Parma and the San Daniele.

7. Princesses Beatrice & Eugenie, and their mother Sarah, Duchess of York - in the Harley Street area (lots of private consulting doctors). The girls got out of a chauffered dark car after Fergie pulled up in another one, and hugged her before she went on to enter one of the buildings with a bodyguard, and then the girls were whisked away once more.

However, my dad did much more hobnobbing in the glamour days, jet-setting with a Lady and dating a Rothschild. I bet his list would be
really cool.


I tag any of you who know enough people to populate a list!


L B said...

I cannot tag myself, despite 'knowing' a few starlets!! :-) Hey!! But I remember one time bumping against Tina Turner's chair.. accidentally.

Pandabonium said...

That all sounds pretty "upper crust" to me. You live in milleau of royals it seems. And all the people you mention are interesting. You have a Miss Guyana as an Aunt? Cool.

The Moody Minstrel said...

Pandabonium, why do you think I call her "m'lady"? (I mean besides the hohe minne thing!)

M'lady, I can't help but imagine your father saying, "Not now, I'm right in the middle of a Rothschild!"

(And if you understand the reference, I'll be really surprised!)

Anonymous said...

Ooh, I figured you'd have a sizable list since you're in the middle of things. I was tagged, but didn't do it because I've met almost no famous people!

Olivia said...

LB - oh so you will be discreet I see.

Did you bump into Tina at a restaurant?


Pandabonium - good to see you here again, I know you're overdue a visit from me.

Oh, I really don't consider my list to be all that upper crust. Some of these people are acquaintances at best.

I suppose I should have mentioned Sunday lunches with a member of a the ruling family of an oil-rich nation, but maybe it's best I didn't!


Minstrel - I say, why aren't you my court musician, with maybe a bit of jestering on the side?!

Hehe, yes I DO get the joke! Honestly, you lot still think I know nothing of these things. Pffffft.


Nikki - hm, maybe you should hang out on Rodeo Drive. I'll come with you, then my current list can be wiped out!

Beenzzz said...

I wish I could do this meme, but I haven't met anyone famous. Isn't that strange? You've met quite a few!! I would love to see your dad's list too. :)

Guyana-Gyal said...

I stood this [ ] close to Jimmy Cliff, reggae singer. And I met Rita Marley, Bob Marley's wife, she used to sing with him too. And I aaaalmost had an argument with Ziggy Marley. Oh, I walked by Eddie Grant one day on the seawall.

And I met one of the guys who drew the Roger Rabbit movie, but he's not *famous* so I guess that doesn't count.

As far as celebs. are concerned, I want to meet Shah Rukh Khan [me one big Bollywood fan]. He's very sweet 'n' charming, I've heard.