There’s only 11 days to go until Memorabilia and the first batch of guests have been announced, with a whole bunch of Star Wars guests set for the weekend.
Check out all the details after the break and bear in mind that more guests are set to be announced for the show, so stay tuned.
MCM Birmingham Comic Con and Memorabilia, Britain’s biggest collectors’ event, both come to the NEC on 23-24 November, and we’ve got a great line-up of film and TV guests waiting to meet fans, host panels and sign autographs. Here’s a selection of the special guests attending the shows:
- STAR WARS EXTRAVAGANZA – Featuring cast members Derek Lyons; Paul Weston; Laurie Goode; Garrick Hagon; Pam Rose; Trevor Butterfield; Alan Flyng; Nick Joseph; Kit Hillier; John Simpkin; Ken Coombs; Brian Wheeler; Salo Gardner; Liza Ross; Cathy Munroe; Chris Parsons; John Chapman; Terence Mountain; Marolyn Turk; Peter Allen; Hazel Allen; Wendy Allen; Ian Liston; and Jim Dowdall.
- RED DWARF REUNION – Chris Barrie (Arnold Rimmer); Hattie Hayridge (Holly); Danny John-Jules (The Cat) and Robert Llewellyn (Kryten) from much-loved British sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf.
- Richard Donat and Kate Kelton from popular sci-fi series Haven. Donat plays Vince Teagues, leader of The Guard and co-editor of Haven’s newspaper, while Kelton took on the role of influential Guard member Jordan McKee.
- Primeval stars Hannah Spearritt and Ben Mansfield – Following musical fame in S Club 7, Hannah joined the cast of Primeval in 2006, appearing in the role of lizard-loving zookeeper Abby Maitland. Meanwhile, Ben played special ops leader Captain Becker, joining the sci-fi show in its third season.
- QUADROPHENIA REUNION – Stars Phil Daniels (Jimmy); Toyah Willcox (Monkey) and Daniel Peacock (Danny) celebrate the ultimate mod movie, based on The Who’s 1973 rock opera.
- We’ve a TARDIS-filling DOCTOR WHO line-up awaiting you, including Katy Manning (Doctor’s companion Jo Grant); Kai Owen (Torchwood’s Rhys Williams); scriptwriter Bob Baker; Frances Barber (Madame Kovarian); Mark Strickson (Vislor Turlough); David Banks (The Cyberleader) and Nabil Shaban (reptilian alien Sil). Other guests who have appeared in Doctor Who include Roger Lloyd-Pack; Earl Cameron; Patricia Quinn; Daniel Peacock; Isla Blair; Jamie Foreman and Daphne Ashbrook.
- Josef Altin – Currently starring in HBO fantasy hit Game of Thrones as Night’s Watch steward Pypar, Altin’s other movie and TV appearances include Les Misérables; Being Human; Peep Show; Dirty Pretty Things and Misfits.
- Vas Blackwood – best known as Rory Breaker in hit Brit crime caper Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Vas’ credits include Only Fools And Horses, Mean Machine, Creep, videogame Fable II and CITV sitcom Spatz.
- Best known as Derek Branning in EastEnders, Duke in Layer Cake and Bill Sikes in Roman Polanski’s Oliver Twist, Jamie Foreman’s movie credits also include Nil by Mouth, Elizabeth, Gangster No. 1 and Sleepy Hollow.
- Television and film writer Bob Baker, best known as the author of four scripts for Wallace & Gromit films The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and A Matter of Loaf and Death. Baker also wrote numerous scripts for Doctor Who between 1971 and 1979.
- Patricia Quinn, best known for her role as Magenta in the film The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Other credits include I, Claudius; Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, Doctor Who and Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem.
- COMEDY CLASSICS – First ever signing by Robin Stewart, best known for playing Mike Abbott in Bless This House; Roger Lloyd-Pack, best known as Trigger on Only Fools And Horses; Daniel Peacock, whose many comedy credits include The Comic Strip Presents…; The Young Ones and One Foot in the Grave; Rodney Bewes, famous for The Likely Lads and its sequel series; Brian Murphy from Man About the House and George and Mildred; Benidorm star and long-running Loose Women panellist Sherrie Hewson; fellow Benidorm stars Jake Canuso and Janine Duvitski; Hi-De-Hi’s Linda Regan; On The Buses star Anna Karen and Carry On favourites Fenella Fielding and Jacki Piper. Meanwhile, composer Philip Pope has written music for comedy series such as Not the Nine O’Clock News; Spitting Image; The Fast Show and Gimme Gimme Gimme.
Tickets for MCM Birmingham Comic Con on 23-24 November are available at www.mcmcomiccon.com/birmingham
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