Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Famous Faces

I have seen a few famous people around recently. Here is a list.

Michael Klim, swimmer, walking along the Yarra riverbank at Southbank. He is one big, solid bloke. Very nicely casually dressed. Actually, R saw him coming, I only saw the rear view. Jeans sat perfectly.

Paul McDermott, comedian. I sat opposite him in a tram in Brunswick Street. He was busy texting on his mobile. Looked quite good, even without tv makeup. He obviously supports public transport. Gone up a notch in my estimation.

Derryn Hinch, broadcaster. Fellow building resident. See him often. He is quite slim now, but walks a bit funny. If you read somwhere that 3AW chauffers him to work, wrong. He walks out the front and gets a cab for what is a ten minute walk.

Geoff Morell, actor. Fellow building resident. He stays here when he is in Melbourne filming. Known to me from a tv show called Grass Roots, but I believe he is in Blue Heelers now. Great actor.

Sam Newman, ex football player. Owns an apartment in our building where his ex and their child live. Seen him a couple of times. C*** in my opinion. PS. Saw him today in Glenferrie Rd, Malvern doing interviews for whatever the show is on tv that he is in. Funny, I saw so many people crossing the road to avoid him.

Famous ex ballerina. Fellow building resident. I don't know her name, but I have seen her on tv.

Robert Doyle. State Opposition Party Leader. Outside his electoral office in Glenferrie Rd, Malvern. Had tv make-up on. His face glowed, unlike his policies.

John Thwaites, State Parliament local member. He and his family were at the Farmer's Market, Peanut Farm, St Kilda. Natural sorta bloke, but still, he is a politician.

Christine Nixon, Police Commisioner. Outside the St Kilda Rd Police Station. Think she would be good at what we used to play at school, hoppo bumpo.

Darren Ray, City of Port Phillip Mayor. Can't remember where. Stress, not the Melbourne Uni D Ray who has a questionable history.

Peter Logan, local ward councillor. Had a meeting with him. Suspected tory, but does really care about his ward and city.

Ian (Molly) Meldrum, music afficionado. At a bar.

Barry Jones, ex politician. On a tram when travelling to the city. Trying to pick up perhaps, or maybe he is just a friendly bloke.

Barry Jones' wife. Pottering in her garden on a street that I travel on often.

Red Symons, broadcaster, Brunswick Street. Sort of grown up with him really.

Dr Hugh Wirth, RSPCA President, Midsumma Carnival dog show judge. Is the unmarried Doctor gay? Don't ask me, I don't know.

Sigrid Thornton, actor, Balalcava, shopping, drives an older black BMW. Classy chick.

Personal friend, often seen. President of some agricultural org and tory ex pollie in first NT parliament. Nice and decent guy, in spite of his politics (I cowardly never talk politics with him. Just some times call him comrade).

I would never be gauche enought to shriek, oh, look, there is ........ but I do get a kick out of seeing celebs around town. Feel free to ad your own celeb spotting.


  1. Anonymous7:18 pm

    I've seen Anthony Callea (and Boyfriend?) shopping in the Coles Supermarket in on Chapel Street a few of times in the last month or two.

    Although I didn't see her, Olivia Newton John was also recently spotted shopping at the same supermarket.

  2. Oh, my local supermarket. I never see anyone famous there. Best celeb spotting supermarket is Safeway in Acland St.

  3. I'm always amused when I see Peter Russell-Clarke and his red 'kerchief cruising round the Victoria Ave shops in Albert Park.

  4. My God M!key, there is a blast from the past.