Famous Celebrities linked with Taunton in Somerset

Peter Andre had an operation in Musgrove Park Hospital in 2010 that was performed by Surgeon Ruaraidh McDonagh, father of student Emily McDonagh who attended Ladymead Community College and Richard Huish College in Taunton.  Emily went on to become Peter’s long-term girl-friend and conceive his child, their little baby girl was born earlier this month.

Sir Paul McCartney’s link with Taunton is that the Beatles performed at the Gaumont Cinema there twice in 1963 and rare photos taken in 1967 showed the Fab Four eating in Smedley’s fish and chip shop in Roman Road.

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Arthur. C. Clarke, the famous Science Fiction writer grew up in Bishops Lydeard, was born in Minehead and passed away at the grand old age of 90.  If you or an elderly relative need Live in Care Taunton then search liveincare.com to find the best professional, quality Care available. Sir Arthur wrote several well-known novels including “The Sentinel” and “A Space Odyssey”.

Born in Taunton, the Actress Jenny Agutter went on to star in Television series and films such as “The Railway Children”, “Logan’s Run”, Walkabout” and “An American Werewolf in London”.  Jenny was awarded the OBE in 2012 for her continuous Charity work and featured in “Call the Midwife” another television drama series.

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Former head Chef at the Castle Hotel in Taunton, Television Presenter and Restaurateur, Gary Rhodes has travelled all over Britain with his Food television shows including, MasterChef, Rhodes Around Britain and Hell’s Kitchen.


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