Spotted in SE23

Hat tip to @WeAreSE23

Any other good celeb spots in the area?

What was the wiki link for? Surely Idris Elba needs no introduction?


The name was vaguely familiar, but I appreciated being told who he was.


A few years ago I was in From The Forest and a few people were going gaga. Turns out I was in there with JayZ and Beyonce. Had no idea. Most well known people I have met seem nothing like their TV/film persona apart from Gordon Kennedy who I had a beer with in the Dartmouth Arms, he was with a mutual friend. Big lad, I bought the pints :slight_smile:

Some of us need that Wiki link :sunglasses:


Can you provide a Wiki link for Gordon Kennedy?

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Idris Elba in Forest Hill (cough-SPECSAVERS-splutter)

Nah, I bet it was Doug who used to run Dapper (he smiles at all the lay-dez!)


I believe they’re shooting Luther all day tomorrow in crofton park, businesses round there were informed about all the trucks that would be there. Shame I’m working tomorrow !

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His Wiki link ( and I think you knew this) is pretty thin

His IMDB is more informative and has a few laughs included.

Never heard of him.

Can there be two Gordon Kennedy’s?

Ian Wright in The Hotel on Stanstead Road when it used to be open and I was a nipper.

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Iwan Rheon, who plays the very evil Ramsay Bolton in Game of Thrones. I’m told he lives/lived in Forest Hill and frequented the All Inn One. Is that true?

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I have, but from Scottish telly in the 90s, so a vague idea that he looks familiar rather than actual recognition…

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I was a huge fan of Absolutely when it was on the telly, but can’t remember him in it. May be my advancing years affecting my memory.

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Here is the same Gordon Kennedy


Taken, probably, at a time closer to when he was appearing in Absolutely.


And of course we have the Harry Potter connections:

I remember hearing that Michael Gambon moved out of Sunderland Road not too long before taking up the role of Professor Albus Dumbledore.

Timothy Spall who played Wormtail also is (still, I think) a Forest Hill resident. Although he has been seen bobbing about in a boat with his wife Shane in Timothy Spall: Somewhere at Sea, Timothy Spall: Back at Sea and Timothy Spall: All at Sea.

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Adrian Lesters 2 daughters went to Fairlawn Primary School & he very often dropped or picked up. Also came on a school trip once to Greenwich. 2 boys in the playground there were very impressed & asked for his autograph.
Very nice man & lovely girls. We always knew when dad was at home as the eldest girl was always feeling unwell :grin:

Timothy Spall lived in Honor Oak Road but I believe moved several years ago. Does his daughter still own Stag & Bow?

Oh yes, I saw the trucks outside the Rivoli yesterday, could have been that. They are out there so often I just take it for granted :grimacing:

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