Graham – Fantastic, thanks! Your close connections with these papers are working a treat for us.
Philip Lovett, Nottingham City and County Enterprise and Skills Board, August 2012
After Dinner speaking
Thank you so much for your fascinating and funny talk... "Best talk ever”, members were saying as they left. Well done! It was great to see so many members asking you questions. There were 134 members in the audience, which is a really good attendance.
All good wishes.
Kay Williams Bourne U3A
Copywriting and Journalism
Superb piece, thanks so much Graham, have sent copy on to head of Military History Channel who I’m sure will be thrilled. We’ve got a few more coming up this year so hopefully we’ll be able to do more together very soon.
All the best
Steve Humphries, MD Testimony Films, Bristol
THANK-YOU – it looks fantastic!
Vicki-Sue Brotherhood, proprietor of Indian Summer, re the feature about her life and business on www.newarknotts.co.uk/
Gallery - Celebrities
A few images of celebrities I’ve interviewed or written about – from great favourites (e.g. Keith Floyd) to lesser talents (Noel Edmonds).
Interviewing celebrities has been my professional mainstay for decades and, although the focus is broadening now into other activities including after-dinner speaking, website copywriting, PR and more general journalism, I still enjoy a sprinkling of stardust from time to time.
Recent interviews have included the amusingly acerbic Ricky Gervais, his co-writer and ‘Extras’ co-star Stephen Merchant (not to mention their podcast sidekick Karl Pilkington, the delightful Pauline Quirke, former Corrie screen siren turned highly-regarded actress Suranne Jones, her Five Days co-star Derek Riddell and Outnumbered favourite Hugh Dennis.
Most of my interviewees over the years have been a pleasure to meet (though there are one or two exceptions, as audiences to my after-dinner talks will know). I’d better not mention any names here, although the two words ‘Jimmy’ and Tarbuck’ seem to spring unbidden to my typing fingertips…
Any list of all-time favourites will inevitably be incomplete, but Oprah Winfrey, Julie Walters, Hollywood legend Jimmy Stewart, Eric Morecambe, Spike Milligan, Terry Wogan, the late-lamented and hugely hospitable Russell Harty, American beauty Mary Steenburgen and the incomparable Pat Phoenix would certainly have to be included, as would a tasty selection of TV chefs led by Keith Floyd, Rick Stein, Jamie Oliver and Gary Rhodes.
After Dinner Speaker
Fresh and funny
Showbiz journalist Graham Keal developed his flair for entertaining audiences early, compering student revues, appearing at folk clubs and auditioning for Opportunity Knocks. He is now an experienced speaker performing at dinners, conferences and club events all over the UK.
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