Famous people seen (or even met) whilst flying or lounging

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Established Member
Apr 6, 2018
Hi AFF family
…in times of boredom and well sorted sock draws one puts up a bew thread which departs from the (reasonable) vigorous debates on ‘the virus’.
go to town on experiences when and where you have met ‘famous’ (acknowledging in this day and age this is a loose construct) pax on your travels.
I will start
…stayed at welsh hotel during HAYONWYE writers festival and had breakfast (few words like can you pass me the salt) with Bear Grylls and his mum.…. I won’t count signing the guest book under Stephen Fry (but did take a photo).
…staying in Belfast - Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont in Game of Thrones) who definitely wanted his privacy surrounded by books/laptops up and seated next to the kitchen
.. hubby met Martin Clunes when he wandered onto the set of Doc Martin
…. met Randy Crawford in the Fairmont Montreaux when staying for the Jazz Festival

Please add your stories…
PS - politicians don’t count😂


Active Member
Jan 25, 2017
My mum once washed my socks & jocks in the same suburban-Perth hotel washing-machine used by Shirley Strachan before her … a bloke who, as a 14yo, I thought was famous for being the host of Shirl‘s Neighbourhood. :)

I don’t think any other brushes with fame have been travel related (eg. Adam Hills, in the grade ahead of me at school, overheard being a funny cough with his mates … and Roy Slaven being my Year 8 teacher).