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Red Dwarf star tells of his Clacton childhood
5:00pm Sunday 22nd September 2013 in News
COMEDIAN Norman Lovett, best known for his role in Red Dwarf, has revealed his childhood growing up in Clacton.
“I’ve always told people I am from Windsor,” he said, “and to be fair that’s where I was born. I suppose I thought it would give me an air of grandeur.
“But I actually grew up in Clacton. My parents moved there when I was two months old and I stayed in the town until my mid 20s, which is when I went to London.
“My old school was the secondary modern in Clacton, Parfields, and I also remember going to the Weeley Music Festival, which was a huge thing because Marc Bolan was there and the crowd booed him because they thought he had gone all commercial.
“The last time I went back was for my mother’s funeral at the Weeley Crem a few years back, so actually I know the area pretty well.”
Norman Lovett is perhaps most famous for his role as the computer Holly in the cult sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf, a part which has taken him all over the world.
And now the 66 year-old is back to what he loves best, stand-up and next week he is pratically back on home turf at the Colchester Arts Centre stage.
Old and New is on September 27 at 8.30pm is £10, or £8 concessions.
For details call 01206 500900 or visit www.colchesterartscentre.com
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