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Cringing Cult of Celebrity in Hackney, Greater London*

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Cringing Cult of Celebrity
  • me and my family and my husbands family
  • too many journalists mo mowlam ian sinclair rachel whiteread
  • Celebrity gardener & renowned ginger erect-nippled lovely, Charlie Dimmock is currently living in the area with a number of computer buffs and musicians - and under the guise of Matt Brown I.T.
  • Harold Pinter grew up in Hackney and most of his plays are set around there.
  • Mchael Caine was a Hackney Downs School boy.
  • The 70s / 80s dark cult of Throbbing Gristle lived on Beck Road and had their 'Death Factory' studio in Hackney, true innovators.
  • Throbbing Gristle, the innovative electronics group and pioneers of the first home-made Sampler machines lived, recorded and generally deviated in Hackney between 1975 and 1981, the office of their record label Industrial Records was in Martello Street.
  • "ELVIS" A hugely entertaining character who sings in The Globe in Morning Lane on Sunday. He's a real Hackney character of the old school.
  • Cult actor Tony Allen (of Hellraiser + Crystal Clear + The Bill). Scary guy!
  • Ray Clarke - the greatest striker ever to play for Mansfield Town FC, did alright for Ajax as well. C'mon you STAAAAGS!!
  • Ray Winstone - cockerny, gangster-type actor born here

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Last updated: 2008-02-24

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