Friday, 16 May 2008

Claire Grogan


Some personally related facts about Claire Grogan:

1. I have her name as a middle name.

2. I once wrote to Jim'll Fix It to meet her and perform on stage with her. I wrote in my best handwriting and got my Dad to proof-read it, but two weeks after depositing in a shiny red letter box, another little girl from the Bristol area was selected instead of me. Watching TV that night, I think that was my first, heart-sink, kick-in-the-teeth moment. But of course, that's life, and so thanks to Ms Grogan for giving me the first tangible taste of NOT FAIR.

3. Gregory's Girl is one of my favourite British films. Grogan's also starred in Irish favourite Father Ted, of course, as the Sinead O'Connor pastiche - and not a bad Dublin accent too - could even rival mine at a push.

4. And what's this I hear about a story of a marriage between her and David Hepworth? Somebody please clear this story up for me.


Claire Grogan (born, 17 March 1962)

5 comments:

Simon said...

Ah Claire....yum....


But do you remember the moment on Swap Shop or Saturday Superstore back in about 81 or 82 where while miming to their latest hit she knocked herself out? She was dancing in that style she had back then and bashed her head on the bass guitar. My mum laughed, cruel woman, because she got really annoyed by Claire's twee-ness....

Five-Centres said...

I interviewed her once. I was a teenager all over again.

BLTP said...

I was playing their lp just the other day I love their cover of song sung blue.
CG can do no wrong in my book the title of which is "Claire Grogan has never done anything wrong"...

Roman Empress said...

I really love that footage of Insects. She was punk for me but then I wasn't born until 74 to be fair. Who can match the likes of Grogan and Toyah now for girls? Tsk.
Simon, I haven't seen that footage. Is it kicking around.
BLTP - I only have a cassette and nothing to play it on sadly. Must remedy that.

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