The news that John is to make an appearance on Sunday 8th July 2012 at Showmaster's London Film and Comic Con was greeted with delight on the LFFC forum and surprise by some fans.
It's fairly well known that John does not always seem entirely comfortable when being mobbed by admirers, so the news that he is to spend a day surrounded by film and comic fans and has also signed up for a number of photo shoots (where, in case you're not aware, fans pay to have their photograph taken with an actor or celebrity by a professional photographer) came as quite a surprise.
Fans on two popular forums, Simm-ply Simm and The Railway Arms
expressed amazement and delight at this turn of events, with some expressing the view that hopefully he would enjoy himself and might even do it again!
Certainly for those who may never have had the opportunity to see John perform in live theatre will welcome the chance to meet the man behind Sam Tyler and The Master, to name but two of his most well-known roles. ..
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