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Re: Finally (remotely) connected to someone (slightly) famous!
« Reply #27 on: Wednesday 05 September 18 00:58 BST (UK) »
Have you heard of Andy Hamilton?

I don't know the name, but will google as I might recognize the face.  :)

Added: Yes, I do recognize him.

(I was thinking Robert Lindsay and the TV series was My Family. ) Who did you think Igor was referring to Arthur?

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« Reply #28 on: Wednesday 05 September 18 01:51 BST (UK) »
I guessed wrongly. I was thinking of the father of the children. The one who's co-presenter of "The Now Show" on BBC Radio 4.
Did Andy write the series? (1st name terms as he's your rellie.) He writes and appears in radio comedy shows. 2 of his memorable characters are a British soldier in America prior to War of Independence and Satan. A regular on "The News Quiz" (Radio 4).

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« Reply #29 on: Wednesday 05 September 18 14:11 BST (UK) »
Have you heard of Andy Hamilton?

Who did you think Igor was referring to Arthur?

Same as Maiden Stone (though I had to look up The Now Show):
I guessed wrongly. I was thinking of the father of the children. The one who's co-presenter of "The Now Show" on BBC Radio 4.
Did Andy write the series? (1st name terms as he's your rellie.)

Yes.

(Would you like me to keep you guessing about the name I thought of, or shall I tell you?)
Researching among others:
Bartle, Bilton, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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Re: Finally (remotely) connected to someone (slightly) famous!
« Reply #30 on: Wednesday 05 September 18 14:22 BST (UK) »
Phew Igor - four pages of suspense!  I didn't recognise the name, but certainly recognise the face.

I have absolutely no link to anyone famous, but know beyond a doubt that my mother looked the spitting image of Queen Elizabeth the Queen mother and my father (when slim) was the spitting image of Philip Duke of Edinburgh   ;D
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Re: Finally (remotely) connected to someone (slightly) famous!
« Reply #31 on: Wednesday 05 September 18 20:53 BST (UK) »
According to an online tree I'm 40 something degrees away from an internationally famous actor and a bit further removed from HM QE. So I trump Igor.    ;D  However, when I looked into it, the alleged connection, a brother of my 4xGGM, wasn't him at all, but a man with same name who'd lived in same town around same time, whose dates had been confused with my chap. The two men were probably distantly related to each other, very likely several times over. Maybe I'm 140 degrees cubed away from the famous actor. I can't remember actor's name.

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Re: Finally (remotely) connected to someone (slightly) famous!
« Reply #32 on: Thursday 06 September 18 14:09 BST (UK) »
Have you heard of Andy Hamilton?

Who did you think Igor was referring to Arthur?

Same as Maiden Stone (though I had to look up The Now Show):
I guessed wrongly. I was thinking of the father of the children. The one who's co-presenter of "The Now Show" on BBC Radio 4.
Did Andy write the series? (1st name terms as he's your rellie.)

Yes.

(Would you like me to keep you guessing about the name I thought of, or shall I tell you?)

Out with it (please) Arthur!  :)

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Re: Finally (remotely) connected to someone (slightly) famous!
« Reply #33 on: Thursday 06 September 18 16:17 BST (UK) »
Hugh Dennis
Researching among others:
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Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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Re: Finally (remotely) connected to someone (slightly) famous!
« Reply #34 on: Thursday 06 September 18 16:20 BST (UK) »
Hugh Dennis

That's who I thought it was at first. I couldn't remember his name. He's on a tv panel show. (Most of them are.)

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Re: Finally (remotely) connected to someone (slightly) famous!
« Reply #35 on: Thursday 06 September 18 17:44 BST (UK) »
Hugh Dennis

That's who I thought it was at first. I couldn't remember his name. He's on a tv panel show. (Most of them are.)

No, it's not either Hugh Dennis or Andy Hamilton, but you're getting warm.
If it helps at all, the person in question used his own name as his Ancestry User Name and I noticed it......
Pay, Kent. 
Barham, Kent. 
Cork(e), Kent. 
Cooley, Kent.
Barwell, Rutland/Northants/Greenwich.
Cotterill, Derbys.
Van Steenhoven/Steenhoven/Hoven, Belgium/East London.
Burton, East London.
Wade, Greenwich/Brightlingsea, Essex.