This is my personal account of one of my favourite celebrity encounters of all time. I mean, how can you not love this woman?? I’ve been an admirer of hers for many years - she influenced my choice of college and is a wonderful role model for women everywhere.
This particular picture was taken late last year at the Cheltenham Festival of Literature. Emma Thompson appeared at two events and held book signings afterwards. There’s no way anyone in their right mind - let alone me! - could pass up such an opportunity, right? When it came to my turn I explained that I raise money for Leukaemia Research in memory of my sister and shared a picture which I treasure with her; one taken of me & my sister after my graduation - she recognised the grounds of our old college immediately.
When it came to having her photo taken she grabbed the flower and struck this pose, which caused quite a bit of laughter from the queue behind. I’m still amazed the picture turned out as well as it did - I’ve met many famous people through taking photos for the Forget-Me-Not Project but none have caused as much camera shake as I experienced taking this one!
I will be auctioning it (along with an exclusive postcard signed by Emma Thompson) later in the year for charity. I may even throw in the flower for good measure if enough people are interested! (Ms Thompson was good enough to inform me that she has no known communicable diseases, so it shouldn’t pose any particular risk to public health) ;-)
Please share this pic, help me to spread the word and also support a great cause in the meantime.
Be quick! Call the Midwife items being auctioned for charity, are only available for a little while longer…
Still no bids on the smcganns photo - :-0
85 listings, 29 Call the Midwife items, 3 days left, 1 fantastic opportunity to own some unique memorabilia which is being auctioned in aid of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research:
OK tumblr, have at it! 29 Call the Midwife items now open for bidding via http://www.forget-me-not-project.co.uk. All proceeds go to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.
Dozens more items available too! http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/forget-me-not-project/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=
Signed playbills on offer in current charity auction via http://www.forget-me-not-project.co.uk
1) After Midnight signed by Fantasia
2) Don’t Dress for Dinner signed by cast incl Ben Daniels
3) Annie signed by cast incl Kate Finneran
4) Lucky Guy signed by Maura Tierney
MANY other Theatre & TV items available as well - check out all 85 listings here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/forget-me-not-project/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=
Thanks to the lovely cast of ‘Call the Midwife’ for some fantastic last-minute additions to the Forget-Me-Not Project Christmas Auction which starts soon (28th November) in aid of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. They have provided 4 exclusive BBC postcards signed by the actresses pictured and 1 Forget-Me-Not postcard signed by the entire principal cast.
I didn’t think I could love this show and this cast any more than I already did… turns out I was wrong!
Yay! My favourite actors from my favourite show are kicking off the TV promotion for Series 3. From the Call the Midwife Facebook page:
Great news! Laura Main and Stephen McGann will be appearing on ITVs Daybreak breakfast show in the UK tomorrow! They’ll be chatting about Call the Midwife, their roles - and about our brand new Christmas record, out next week!! Make sure to carch it between 7 and 8am
OK, so I won’t be in the country to watch it, but fingers crossed that some kind soul will upload it to YouTube. :-)
Also, the photos above (+autographed cards) go on sale in aid of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research exactly a week from today as part of a bumper Xmas auction including lots of CTM and other goodies - via http://www.forget-me-not-project.co.uk
A collage of all the Call the Midwife items I have collected this year, all of which will be up for sale in aid of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research in a Christmas auction which begins on 28th November.
It’s been an absolute blast collecting the various photos/drawings/autographs, and especially meeting some lovely people along the way. I hope to have 1-2 more CTM items to add to the listings before the auction begins and there will be many more items from other shows/actors/authors. Please check it out!
The Forget Me Not Project. in aid of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research - help beat blood cancers
Mother & Daughter reunion!
Last year I was lucky enough to attend a special fundraising event at the Criterion Theatre in London featuring one of my favourite performers - aka An Evening with Miranda Hart. It was held in aid of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and, in an unexpected bonus, one of the original ‘Calendar Girls’ was in the audience alongside Patricia Hodge who has performed in the stage production.
I took a photo of Miranda with the Forget-Me-Not flower at the stage door that night but for some reason it didn’t come out. :/ I had to wait nearly a year before I got another opportunity and managed to capture the lovely photo above. (And was chuffed that MH remembered the flower).
Both ‘mother’ and ‘daughter’ photos are being included in a bumper Christmas auction running between 28th November-8th December in aid of Leukaemia Research. They will be sold with unique autographed postcards which Miranda Hart & Patricia Hodge have signed. There are also other Miranda, Call the Midwife and TV/film/theatre goodies up for grabs too, so please check out http://www.forget-me-not-project.co.uk and help spread the word if you can. Thanks!