Where do the celebs hangout in London?

Jun 23rd, 2005, 11:56 AM
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The Connaught Hotel and bar is a good bet for celebs of a certain age; they make a great Martini as well($20 or so). Reservations required in the evening. JP
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Jun 23rd, 2005, 12:06 PM
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Is Annabel's still popular?
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Jun 23rd, 2005, 12:10 PM
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Hold on, as someone who has worked with many celebrities in the past (frock trade), you can't judge someone on an individual incident. Alan Rickman may have been having a bad day, found out he had prostate cancer, dog died, etc.

One of our clients, who was portrayed as THE BITCH FROM HELL by the US press, was one of the nicest ladies I have ever met. Then there was the famous male comedian who tried to stab me with an ink pen, although from his TV performances you would have thought he was a saint. Things ain't always what they seem, Dorothy.
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Jun 23rd, 2005, 12:21 PM
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I still remember the time Liz Taylor walked into the Steak Nicole restaurant (was close to Victoria Station but don't think it's still there) while I was having lunch with my husband's secretary. She was there doing a play -- think it was the one with Richard Burton -- in 1982. While it was a nice place, I never would have expected to see a celebrity of Liz Taylor's status in there. Who knew!
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Jun 23rd, 2005, 12:30 PM
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I had just the opposite encounter w/ Alan Rickman - after seeing him in Private Lives I ran into him outside of the theatre (I wasn't waiting by the stagedoor - just looking for a taxi not far from the Albery.) He was very gracious when I approached and said how much I had enjoyed the performance.

But my experience may be no more typical than the sleeper attendent (who was very out of line talking about other passengers BTW)

I have frequently run into celebs and actors afer plays in the west end. I saw Dawn French waiting for her car while I was waiting for a taxi in the court at the Savoy.

And have seen/talked to several over the years. Vanessa Redgrave, Judi Dench, Alan Bates (I cried when he died), both Sam and Timothy West (at different times) and others . . . .
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Jun 23rd, 2005, 01:34 PM
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As Janis said you can quite often bump into celebrities around the theatre district both pre and post shows. I work at Waterloo and quite often arrange to meet friends/relatives outside the Old Vic and we nearly always bump into someone, and far too many to list, but memorable occasions have been my sister walking into a lamppost in front of Sean Connery, my niece getting very excited bumping into Jude law, Nigel Planner (Neil the hippy in the Young Ones) buying huge bags of lentils, and for a couple of weeks I bumped into Prunella Scales every day, I was beginning to get concerned that she would think I was stalking her until one day I ran to jump on a tube train - as the door almost crushed me I came face to face with, yes, Prunella Scales, squashed together we smiled nervously and apologetically at each other all the way from Waterloo to Bond Street after that she would wave whenever I came across her.
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