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Cringing Cult of Celebrity in Taunton, Somerset*

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  • Despite what it says below, Joe Strummer God rest his soul loved Bridgwater, not Taunton! Nice try you stuck up tossers.
  • 80's pop bloke Howard Jones now lives near Creech St Michael
  • Arthur C Clarke lived here. There are probabley a number of residents with traumatic childhoods who remember him in therapy.
  • urm....nope...the queen came here once though...!
  • Phil Vickery, chef on ready steady cook
  • Marcus Trescothick, Ian Botham, Viv Richards, and just SCCC in general
  • The lovely Kate O'Mara lives near Taunton.
  • Stephen Daldry, director of Billy Elliot was born here. Arthur C Clarke still has ties with the area - his brother Fred lives nearby.
  • Terry Pratchett - used to live somewhere near North Petherton.
  • Apparently Craig david hangs out here, not often about once or twice a year. (usualy in the winch)
  • Just to point out to that smug fucker who claims "Arthur Clarke" as a Taunton celebrity, you may like to note the following: (1) His name is Arthur C Clarke, dick-head (2) He wrote the short story called "The Sentinal", which Stanley Kubrick later turned into the film "2001: A Space Odyssey" (3) Do you really want him as a local hero? But then again people who count inbreeding and herd-shagging as a local past-time may be lot more open minded than everyone thought.
  • Joe Strummer of the clash lives just down the road, his favourite drink at the moment is a Mexican's Holiday - pop in to Harpoon Louie's and try one today.
  • Ex-residents is really the operative for the literate population of Taunton
  • 2001 Space Odessy? Ring any bells? No? Well then you won't know who Arthur Clarke is
  • No one. You see, to become famous you have to consider leaving the area, which means you may end up meeting vile subhuman scum from the East of England. Urgh. They are to be mocked for not living here. Taunton will rule the world. . .when all the world consists of sheep and farmland.
  • The bloke who shagged Fern Britton And who could forget Garry Rhodes:-) (he did a nice souffle apparently)
  • Charles Dance lives just outside Taunton
  • Tommy Banner,the Scottish WURZEL,lives in Priorswood somewhere. My mate's brother was on Blockbusters years ago,I'll have a P please,Bob.
  • All the skaters are celebs everywhere we go we get pointed at and hastled by the old who say, well you know what they say.
  • Joe Strummer, lead singer of the Clash, the greatest band ever, now lives just out of town, having bought himself a big house in the country off the back of selling his tunes to Puff Daddy. Nice work if you can get it
  • Arthur C. Clarke attended The Richard Huish College in the town.
  • BEN SMITH - works in sainsbury's , got fired once for selling a lottery ticket to a nine year old, and then got re-hired! also works in toni&guy, and has a shitty brown car. his favorite hang outs are the voodoo lounge, and the winch!
  • Dick King Smith, Andrew Bateman
  • Birthplace of actress Jenny Agutter

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Last updated: 2008-12-09

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