Almost Famous

Almost Famous

<p><strong>In Almost Famous, Barnaby Slater chats to guests who also grew up with famous family members and asks how it has affected their journeys through life. As well as the inevitably hilarious anecdotes from guests having been surrounded by the bizarre world of celebrity all their lives, Almost Famous is also a serious look at how people’s perception of fame differs from the reality, and an insight into how an upbringing so close to the transient world of celebrity can have a bearing on life choices, relationships and mental health.</strong></p><br><p><br></p><br><p><strong>If you like what you hear please click the subscribe button, send us any thoughts or questions you have in the comments section and rate the podcast out of 5 stars. Thanks so much for listening!</strong></p><br><p><br></p><br><p><strong>Follow Almost Famous on:</strong></p><br><p><br></p><br><p><strong>Twitter: @podalmostfamous</strong></p><p><strong>Instagram: almostfamousthepodcast</strong></p><br><p><br></p><br><p><strong>More info at </strong><a href="http://www.almostfamousthepodcast.com/" target="_blank"><strong>www.almostfamousthepodcast.com</strong></a></p><p><strong>Enquiries: almostpodcastfamous@gmail.com</strong></p><br><p><br></p><br><p><strong>Producers: Emily James &amp; Radioville&nbsp;(</strong><a href="http://www.radioville.co.uk" target="_blank"><strong>www.radioville.co.uk</strong></a><strong>)</strong></p><p><strong>Recorded at Big Kahuna Studios (</strong><a href="https://bigkahunasound.co.uk/" target="_blank"><strong>https://bigkahunasound.co.uk/</strong></a><strong>) </strong></p><p><strong>Engineers: Scott Little and Gurdeep Singh</strong></p><p><strong>Music: Blunt</strong></p><br><p><br></p><br><p><strong>About Barnaby Slater (@barnabyslater)</strong></p><br><p><br></p><br><p><strong>The presenter of this podcast,&nbsp;Barnaby Slater</strong>,<strong>&nbsp;is not famous. He's pleased about this. At least, he thinks he is. But Barnaby has spent his life surrounded by fame. His father had a couple of hits as lead singer of a band from Liverpool in the 60s (not The Beatles, alas). His mother got to number 2 in the pop charts in the 70s, something Barnaby's male school teachers never failed to remind him of when creepily talking about the posters they had of her on their adolescent bedroom walls. In the early 90s Barnaby's stepfather was Angus Deayton, then the most famous TV comedy panel show presenter in the country and labelled "TV's Mr Sex" by the newspapers. </strong></p><br><p><br></p><br><p><strong>Barnaby is aware that this isn't your average upbringing and after not-nearly-enough therapy wants to speak to other people who have grown up around celebrity to see how it has affected their own journey&nbsp;through life. He's particularly keen to chat to those who have gone in to a similar field as their famous parents/siblings, as he often worried about the impact that being known as&nbsp;Angus Deayton’s stepson would have on his own career, for better or worse.</strong></p>... Show More

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The late, great Ronnie Corbett was a British national treasure for his work as a comedian and comedy actor. In this episode his actor daughter Sophie discusses what an amazing man, father and inspiration he was.



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Bob Hoskins was a legendary Hollywood actor, famous for roles in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Mona Lisa and Hook amongst many others. His writer and actor daughter Rosa Hoskins discusses what it was like growing up with him, what she learned from him and how hard it has been to get to grips with her grief after losing him.



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Actress Rosalind Blessed is daughter to one of the best loved actors the UK has ever produced, Brian Blessed. She discusses what it was like to be the daughter of two actor parents and how growing up around her father's fame has affected her own career, relationships and mental health.



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Actress Lucy Briers is the daughter of one of the UK's most successful ever actors Richard Briers. In this episode she tells us how people thought she grew up on the set of The Good Life, why her dad was a huge risk-taker with his career and how Kenneth Branagh had such a huge role to play in her family's lives.



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December 13, 2019 72 min

Comedian Elliot Steel discusses what it's like having a Father in the same industry, how growing up around fame turned him into a narcissist and reveals he wishes his dad Mark Steel was even more famous than he is; in fact ideally he'd be George Clooney.



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Phoebe Eclair-Powell is a writer for theatre and television whose mother, Jenny Eclair, is one of the most successful British comedians of the past thirty years. In this episode Phoebe discusses sometimes feeling like she had to pretend not to be related to her mum, how proud she is of her mother being sacked from the TV show Loose Women and the times when she used to receive job offers that were meant for Phoebe Waller-Bridge.<... Read more

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Rhodri Giggs discusses what it's like being brother to the Premier League and Manchester United's most decorated ever player Ryan Giggs, including discussing Ryan's eight year affair with his wife, tabloid accusations of drug dealing and spending time in prison.



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Grace Campbell is a comedian with zero interest in getting involved in politics, even though her Dad is Tony Blair’s former right-hand man Alastair Campbell. Grace tells Barnaby how her Dad reacts when she s**t talks the Blair government, how she could never be nice to Jacob Rees Mogg’s kids if she met them and why she wishes Benedict Cumberbatch hadn’t played Dominic Cummings on screen.



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Actress Nicola Wren discusses what it was like growing up as the younger sister of Coldplay's Chris Martin, including how Meryl Streep once asked Gwyneth Paltrow if she could be Nicola’s babysitter and the moment the tabloids claimed Nicola had £2.5m in the bank when she was actually down to her last £40.



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November 8, 2019 2 min

Barnaby Slater explains what to expect from Almost Famous and why the show came about.



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