Monday, September 10, 2012

RADIOMAN: A NEW STAR IS BORN

Fans with Radioman
    Looked in at Toronto's Soho House where Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts were the focus of attention after the premiere of their latest movie Impossible. It was the usual gathering of sycophants and star-seekers, but outside on the sidewalk, another celebrity was being born. 
  Passers-by were lining up to have their photograph taken with Radioman, the formerly homeless movie fan whose unparalleled obsession has taken him from sleeping on the streets to becoming a movie legend in his own right. 
  Radioman (so called because of the trademark boombox radio he hangs around his neck) spends his days and nights travelling from one movie set to another, hanging out with the cast and crew between takes and then moving on to wait until the early hours of the morning outside premieres and after-parties for the same people he has just spent the day with. 
  Now, having had small roles in more than 100 movies and been befriended by actors such as George Clooney, he is something of a star in his own right. 
  In the past I have talked with Radioman outside numerous New York hotels, at the Four Seasons in Los Angeles and now in Toronto where, he tells me, he has been flown by a TV crew who are making a television series around him.

  He is already the subject of a feature-length documentary film which is set to have its premiere at the London film festival in October.
  "I'll be there. See you in London," he told me in between posing for pictures with his newfound fans.
  He missed the flurry of activity as Naomi Watts left the club and was escorted to her waiting car but he didn't seem to mind. 
  "I'll see her again," he shrugged. "Maybe in London."

1 comment:

  1. and you are helping deliver him...cuuuuute!

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