I knew that my friend was an actor but didn't expect so many of the great and good of the British stage and TV to be there too. The friend who came as my 'plus one' is not usually lost for words but we both sat there star struck on the stairs as Timothy West and Prunella Scales came through the door, as well as Susan Hampshire and Sheila Hancock (her husband John Thaw wasn't with her!) and Joan Bakewell and a man whom I later realised was probably Alan Yentob. I never plucked up the courage to ask my friend why I'd been invited but seemingly none of the other old friends from that era in our lives had! We spent most of our time chatting to my pal's ex-brother-in-law whom we'd initially mistaken for Bob Peck the actor who starred in the TV series 'Edge of Darkness' (this dates me doesn't it!). He too was a bit unsure about why he was there in such illustrious company. I've never since been in the presence of so many people I'd have dearly loved to ask for their autograph but thought it would be bad form to do so!
I met Nigel Havers back in the 70's in a taverna on one of the Greek Islands. He was with his, I'm assuming wife, as with Fiona & SMa we didn't want to intrude on their privacy. Nigel, however, engaged first with us by asking if we'd like his finished with newspaper lol.
I was once on a flight from London to Teesside Airport with Hayley Mills.
Not on holiday, but in the early 70's before he was famous, Dave Coverdale, singer with Whitesnake was part of our extended group of friends. He looked nothing like he did after he became famous mind you!
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