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Cringing Cult of Celebrity in Kennington, Greater London*

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  • Harry Harmer, the biographer of Martin Luther King and the British radical Tom Paine, lived in Kennington for many year - in Hurley Road, Oakden Street and Walcot Square.
  • Mike Skinner of 'The Streets' lives in Stockwell.
  • Location of Richard and Judy production studios
  • Jack Straw lives near Oval station - hence the protests all the time. Vincent Van Gogh lived on Hackford Road, nr Oval - not Kennington Road, (hence blue plaque on wall of Hackford Road) Will Self lives off South Lambeth Road Jonathan Aitken lives in a small flat in kennington, as did his did his daughter Victoria until she tired of being mugged all the time (give the mugger a prize) Tory shadow Home Secretary Oliver Letwin also lves in Kennington, where he famously invited in someone to use his toilet - the man robbed his house!
  • Charlie Chaplin Vincent Van Gogh
  • Craig Charles lived in Kennington for ages (right under my nose and I never knew!!) Also Vincent Van Gogh lived briefly in Kennington lane
  • Charlie Chaplin
  • Almost John Major - (Cleaver Square). Paddy Ashdown (Methley Street). Maria Aitken (?Kennington Road). The guy who tipped water all over John Prescott at an awards ceremony - Kennington Road. Craig Charles off Red Dwarf, .......
  • Tony Benn
  • Maria Aitkin, James Callaghan, Paddy Ashdown, Jack Straw.

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Last updated: 2008-10-14

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