UK news Colin Firth, Rod Stewart and The Queen - 7 famous faces you've spotted in Cambs last minute news
PremierLeague-News.Com- From movie stars to royals, Cambridgeshire has seen its fair share of famous faces over the years
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Cambridgeshire is a hugely appealing destination for celebrities - whether they're shooting a movie in Cambridge, enjoying our county's tourist attractions, or perhaps visiting their old university college, there's plenty to draw them in. With everything our county has to offer, it's no surprise that household names are a common sight here. We asked our Facebook followers which celebrities they'd seen out and about in Cambridgeshire. We've put together a list of some of the best sightings below. The Queen File photo dated 25/02/20 of Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to the headquarters of MI5 at Thames House in London (Image: PA) Of all the people you could meet, it's difficult to think of a bigger name than the Queen. Some readers said they'd met her at the now-defunct East of England show, which sadly came to an end in 2013 after 200 years. Another said they had spotted her with Prince Philip in a car on Hills Road. John Goodman John Goodman American actor John Goodman probably isn't the first name that comes to mind when you think about celebrities associated with Cambridgeshire. But the star spent some time in our county when filming 2014 war film the Monuments Men, starring Goodman alongside a glitzy ensemble cast that included Matt Damon, George Clooney and Bill Murray. One reader said: "He was over here filming Monuments Men at Duxford. We were in a coffee shop in Cambridge and he was just walking by so I gave him a wave. He smiled and waved back." Find the latest news in your area: Stephen Hawking (Image: Getty Images North America) Professor Stephen Hawking, who sadly passed away in 2018, was one of the most famous faces associated with Cambridge. While he was born in Oxford and began his university education there, it was in Cambridge that Hawking began his graduate work in 1962. After completing his PhD he became a research fellow at Gonville and Caius College, where he remained a fellow for the rest of his life. Because of his lengthy association with Cambridge, it's no surprise that many spotted him out and about from time to time. One reader wrote: "[I saw] Professor Stephen Hawking, in Scotsdales garden centre, watching a parrot unscrewing a nut and bolt. "He was not particularly impressed. I guess parrots weren't really his thing... A black hole however, might have been different.
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Colin Firth at Ely (Geoff Robinson Photography)
Ely Cathedral has appeared on countless movie and TV productions, including the Crown, the King's Speech and Assassin's Creed. It's often used as a stand-in for Westminster Abbey, which can be tricky to replicate for filmmakers and producers. One eagle-eyed reader claimed to have spotted Colin Firth when he was shooting his scenes for the King's Speech. They wrote: "Colin Firth at Ely Cathedral when he was filming for The Kings Speech!"
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John Major was Prime Minister between 1990 and 1997 - but he also served as MP for Huntingdon for more than 20 years between 1979 and 2001. Because of his long association with our county, it's no surprise that many people have bumped into him over the years. One reader wrote: "John Major when he was Prime Minister, went to his constituency ball and had my photo taken with him." Another claimed they'd spotted him at a charity event in St Ives. Rod Stewart
Legendary singer Rod Stewart is one of the best-selling artists of all time with a career spanning six decades. And he seems to have taken a liking to our county, having been spotted out and about in and around Cambridgeshire a few times. He's surprised people by dropping in for a coffee at a Melbourn cafe and attending a Haverhill Rovers football game. Another reader claimed to have spotted the legendary rocker in Bar Hill when they lived on the same cul-de-sac as his brother. Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry at the Cambridge Union debating about Classical Music
Stephen Fry is an English actor, comedian and writer, and an incredibly famous alumni of Cambridge. Fry was offered a scholarship to Queen's College for matriculation in autumn 1978, briefly teaching at a preparatory school before taking his place. At Cambridge, Fry joined the Footlights and, he also appeared on University Challenge and read for a degree in English, graduating with upper second-class honours. He's been spotted out and about in the city in the years since, with one reader claiming they had spotted him in Milton Tesco "deciding which frozen peas to get!" Who is the most famous face you've spotted out and about in Cambridgeshire? Let us know in the comments section below!
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