admin   May 25th, 2016   No Comments

All premiers are a hit and miss you never know how things will pan out. So my advice is turn up stupidly early and don’t except too much.

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My friend and I arrived at the Curzon Cinema Mayfair in London at about 11.20am ish to find no-one there. We were a little surprised as we had been told that dome fans had camped overnight. We noticed a security guard standing in the entrance of the cinema so we went over  and he handed us a wristband each numbers 94 and 95 so we realised that other fans had already collected there wristbands earlier. We were told that we could come back about 4pm and fingers crossed there would be enough room for us in the barrier pens that were set out along where the red carpet was to be.P1010297

We went off to a local café and met some lovely girls who were also there to see Emilia Clarke, we hung out with them for a while and then went off for some lunch.  We returned at about 3.15pm to find loads of fans there already so we just got in line. After an hour or so we were allowed into each pens 20 at a time so we ended in the third pen in the second row behind some nice girls who had been there since the previous day!!

P1010318  After what felt like a couple hours of waiting the guests started to arrive. It was very squashy and cramped waiting with other fans and very uncomfortable at time but seeing Emilia made it worth our while.
Everyone went a little crazy when she walked the red carpet, posing for the photographers and working the media circuit. Unfortunately she didn’t spend a great deal of time with the fans and as we were I the second row (and being very small) we couldn’t see that much and didn’t get any eye contact with her but she did stop to sign for a few of the girls in front of us so we did get close to her and I managed to get many great photos.
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Sadly my friend was pushed and shoved so much by a foreign guy there that she missed out on getting her DVD signed.

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Jenna Coleman was the last star to arrive and everyone seemed to go ballistic when she walked down the red carpet. She seemed very nice and signed and had photos with as many fans as she could before going into the cinema.

Seeing Emilia was fantastic but next time we will be more prepared and turn up much earlier.

Thanks to Tasha for her company and friendship.

Click here for the rest of the ‘Me before you’ Emilia Clarke and Jenna Coleman


admin   May 19th, 2016   No Comments

Well after my last meeting with Kit I didn’t think it could get any better but you know what? it did!
I and a couple of friends met at about 12pm outside the theatre. It was such a glorious day weather wise we were so lucky. Kit arrived just before 12.30pm now at this stage I was planning to try and get a few words with Kit about the gift I had bought for him – a leather journal below. (also see Part 1 here).kitjournal

When I saw Kit I took my opportunity and went straight to him and asked him if he like the journal I got for him to which he was unbelievably sweet. Kit seemed genuinely touched by the gift and said he has been using it and that it was very thoughtful.

P1010035He kept touching my shoulder. He noted that I had sent him a flyer for him to sign and send back to me which he said he would. I then asked for a hug and we had a little hug which was lovely. He said the journal was in his dressing room. My friend Sophie managed to record our conversation on video.
And then we decided to go round the Garrick theatre which is about 2 minutes walk from the Duke of York’s theatre (they are actually behind each other). It was 12th May and Richard’s first performance night so he could turn up anytime we really needed a bit of luck.  P1010043

After about 20 minutes of waiting we were just wondering if we should go off and get some lunch and try and catch him on another day when he turned up so of course we approached him and asked him for a photo and like Kit was incredibly sweet and kind. We managed to get a photo with him and the theatre flyer signed. I also took a number of photos of Richard. So we were very lucky.

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We went off to get some lunch and then made our way back to see the Dr Faustus matinee which was just as good the second time around.

We waited at the stage door after the show and met Kit again who spent ages signing and having as many photos as he possibly could.

There was an autograph dealer guy there that Kit and his minder had an issue with. So I was able to get some wonderful photos of Kit, with Kit and he signed my Dr Faustus poster.

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All in all a very successful day.

For the rest of the photos click here for Dr Faustus – Kit Harington 2016 photos and click here for my Richard Madden photos.

All photos are my own.

Click here for the other video of Kit at the stage door.

Thanks to Sophie and Tasha for their company and friendship.


admin   April 28th, 2016   No Comments

Okay so as we all know by now Jon Snow is alive!! My friend @danygonebad and I were lucky to have front row tickets to see Kit in his play Dr Faustus currently showing at the Duke of York’s theatre in London last week.Untitled-1

The show itself was unlike anything else I had ever seen at the theatre. Full of energy and passion, not what i was expecting at all. P1000961

Dr Faustus makes a pact with the Devil, selling his soul in return for the ability to perform absolutely anything he pleases with the power of black magic.

This fatal decision catapults him into an intoxicating world of celebrity, as he becomes a world-renowned conjuror, international heartthrob and friend of the rich, famous and powerful.

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Sadly we missed Kit arriving but tried our luck after the show. The weather had taken a turn for the worst by the time the play had finished and when we got outside it was raining quite hard. We did manage to get a spot against the barriers but with two bikes in the way it was a bit difficult.

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Still Kit came out and went round everyone signing autographs and then went round again doing selfies so I managed to get my programme signed and a selfie plus a bunch of photos. He was very sweet and very generous with his time.

The next day

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I had bought Kit a special gift that I had especially made for him. I read that he does a lot of writing and obviously he does a fair amount of travelling so I chose a beautiful leather journal hand made.

Kit arrived a couple of hours before the show. I was the first there but by the time Kit arrived there were a number of fans waiting for him.  P1010005

I was the first to approach him and offered the gift to him to which Kit seemed very touched and told me he would enjoy opening it. He asked me if I had seen the show and whether I had enjoyed it. We had a number of photos taken. Kit was very happy to see and greet fans – not so happy to see the paparazzi guy hanging around taking photos.

The only positive thing that came out of the paps guy being there was he took photos of me and Kit which ended up being featured in the Metro London paper a few days later.

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For the rest of the photos click here: Dr Faustus – Kit Harington 2016 photos

All photos are my own.

Thanks to danygonebadSophie and Tasha for their company.


admin   April 1st, 2016   No Comments

My friend Jo and I arrived at the venue at about 9.30am and spent around an hour before we got in. After leaving our suitcases we made our way to the signing area where most of the Game of Thrones guests we wanted to see were already there.

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We first met Jerome Flynn who was lovely and happy to have a photo with us both and he signed by Game of Thrones poster, then we met Mark Addy who was really funny and seemed very happy to meet the fans. He made a funny remark about not being able to have a photo with Jo who was cosplaying as Daenerys Targaryen because she was a TARGARYEN! LOL  P1000822

Throughout the morning we met Kerry Ingram and the wonderful Miriam Margolyes who signed my Blackadder DVD with a quote from Series 2. We then went for a photoshoot with the following GOT actor: Kerry Ingram, Ian Whyte, Elizabeth Webster, Neil Fingleton, Esme Bianco and Roger Ashton-Griffiths who were all lovely.

 

Now onto the gorgeous Jason Momoa who arrived slightly later than the other actors. He looked pretty amazing. I stood staring at him quite transfixed for a while he is quite figure of a man! I took as many photos as I possibly could.

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Jo and I had to wait in a queue that ended outside of the venue in a cold wind for about half an hour to get his autograph but it was well worth it. I mentioned to Jason that I had booked a photoshoot with him later that day and he said’ great let’s do it!’  He signed my GOT poster with my name and I moved on.P1000862

The photoshoot was there and gone in a flash. There was a lady before us that had booked 6 photos with him so were coming up with all sorts of poses which made everyone else in the queue laugh. I asked Jason if he could pick me up with one arm the way he had done before at a Showmasters event but he said ‘I can’t sorry babe’ so we ended up just posing standing next to each other but hey that was good enough for me.

P1000785Jo said he seemed to look at his arm as I was asking him so he may have hurt it which could have been the reason why he refused but he was really polite and sweet about it. Jo and I had to run to the train station to catch our train back home so couldn’t pick up our photoshoots pictures but they came in the post a week or later and were great although Jason is so-ooo tall and makes me look even smaller than I already am! lol but again it was another wonderful trip. P1000803

The Ramada hotel was fantastic and only 5 minutes from the venue. I would totally recommend it as a place to stay in the future. I accidently left my IPad there which is retrieved for me and posted it back to me really quick.

Click here to view the rest of the photos from this event.                                


admin   February 11th, 2016   No Comments

It took 3 attempts to see this show ad even then it was at my local cinema. As with most productions at the Donmar Warehouse theatre it sold out long before the play’s run began. So I had been trying to get tickets through their weekly FRONT ROW tickets for £10 release system but to no avail so when the opportunity came to watch the play live at my cinema I jumped at the chance. The play was fantastic, such an incredible cast including my main guy Dominic West. It was an unique experience for me seeing a play in a cinema which I really enjoyed.P100072.,l0

But of course I really wanted to meet Dominic so after a number of failed attempts I finally made it to the Donmar in Covent Garden 2 days before the run ended. I got there at about 9.20pm thinking I wouldn’t be hanging around for long but it was so cold that night and after ten minutes my fingers were starting to get really numb. I had got to know two lovely ladies Sophie and Tasha on twitter who I also knew were heading down there to meet Dominic that night so I arranged to meet them at the stage door at 10pm. It was nice to finally have people to talk to and distract me from the cold.

Not long after the show finished and people started leaving the theatre. We all started to get a bit nervous and excited. I was hoping to get the chance to ask Dominic if he had had the chance to read my letter to him about the website I had created for him when I meet him a couple of weeks earlier. By the time he left the theatre there was about 20 people waiting to catch him. Luckily we three got in there first. He was so lovely and kind. We all got photos with him and of him. He walked away from us to other fans so thought I can’t let the opportunity lie so I raced round the face him and when he had finished speaking to a fan.

I asked him about the website and he said ’oh yeah yeah. I have and it’s fantastic. I will get back to you I promise’, ‘I have to reply to a number of people over this weekend and you are definitely one of them’. ‘Thank you so much’. I squealed with joy at this and ran back to Sophie and Tasha who were both listening to Dominic talking to me. I felt so happy.

Dom spent a bit more time talking to others fans and then disappeared. We stood around gushing about him for a while and then decided to go home and as we were going the same way we stooped for a refreshments break and t warm up a bit. I had had a wonderful time but was so relived to get home in the warm. So much work goes into building a website especially  an actor with so many credits to his name and having had a hard time with a slightly nutty fan I was glad to finally get it recognised.

A week later I received a letter from Dom about the website and as you can see he was ‘astonished’ at the support the fans have given him. I intend to keep him updated with the website’s content and success.

For the rest of the photos click here Les Liaisons Dangereuses – Dominic West photos

Thanks to @Sophistication1 and @Tashster for their wonderful company and friendship.

www.dominicwestfans.org

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