Before he was famous
Friday, September 23rd, 2005
This rogues' gallery all stood for sabbatical elections at the University of East Anglia (UEA) between the mid-1980s and early 1990s. These photos all came from their election literature.
If you look hard enough I'm in there, and one or two of the faces went onto greatness of a sort. There's a stand-up comedian in there, the head of a domestic violence charity, at least three people who joined the BBC as journalists, at least one with an entry in the IMDB, a university lecturer in war studies, and someone who may be the founder of Wagamama – or who may just share his name, I'm not sure.
Surprisingly few seem to have gone into politics, but one who did has been in the news lately – in fact, I saw him interviewed on the Beeb's 10 o'clock bulletin tonight. He wrote a controversial piece in the Independent a few days ago that has been widely (and I suspect inaccurately) interpreted as a stab in the back for an old friend called Charlie. See if you can spot him… (Hint – the alt text to the images will help.)
Note – if you're one of the people pictured here and you want your photo removed, just email me to say so and I'll do it at once.