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Cringing Cult of Celebrity in Highbury, Greater London*

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  • Daniel Defoe, the father of modern journalism. His place of residence now a Minicab Office! William Blake, poet. And what about Abney Park Cemetery. a great place to walk, look at the fantasitc monuments, pick blackberries and look at the wild flowers and reseach ancestors. (I'm doing a bit of research on London's lost villages) hence my interest)
  • Tony Blair, Dido, or should they be the other way round?
  • The bird from Swing Out Sister occasionally pops into the Centuria Bar, as did Ali G (usually with his parents). Also Denise Van Outen has been spotted on Upper street going to the gym.
  • Recently spotted Liza Tarbuck swinging her Terrier Doggy bag whilst singing to herself outside the Pound shop on Blackstock rd - the girl has style
  • An up-and-coming celebrity in Highbury is a chap called FatSadMan. He is fictional and lives at On occasions he can be quite entertaining, this year he is writing his diary for the year 2000 and posting it month-by-month at (a non-commercial website).
  • Loads of famous residents: Douglas Adams (wrote Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy), Sue Pollard, Clive Anderson and tons more. Seen Gina McKee, Kenneth Branagh, Griff Rhys Jones and loads more.
  • sue pollard ( from hi-de-hi), jarvis cocker, kathy burke and that bird that plays biancas sister in eastenders (sonia jackson)
  • Stephen Fry, Sue Pollard off Hi-di-Hi,
  • Islington is home to literally hundreds of famous and infamous people. Current residents include Tony Blair, Griff Rhys-Jones, Sade, Clive Anderson, Pauline Quirke and Roland Gift, to name but a few. Going back a bit, Lenin lived here and the Old Red Lion in St. John Street was his regular.
  • Loads of other people. Thousands more peole who think they are (or should be!) but actually aren't!

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Last updated: 2008-10-14

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