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Mark Rimmell

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If my name was "John Smith" the coincidence would hardly be worth mentioning. [Sep. 26th, 2007|07:57 am]
Mark Rimmell
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It's not every day that one receives an email from Mark Rimmell, especially if you happen to be Mark Rimmell. Or perhaps more accurately I should say "a Mark Rimmell".

My namesake has been in touch. I've been aware of another Mark Rimmell for a while, he appears in the credits of quite a few period films and TV series as set decorator or property buyer. Because of my interest in Victoriana more than a couple of times people have thought he was me, or I was he.

Seems he (the other Mark Rimmell) stumbled across my Website and commented on this part of my LJ profile.
"I am some what obsessed with the late 19th Century and despite living in a 1930s flat have done my best to give it the feel of a gentleman's apartment of the 1890s, see here. I have the strong suspicion that somewhere there is a man living in a 1890 flat who is obsessed with the 1930s."
It seems I have found the man living in a 1890 flat who is obsessed with the 1930s.... but I never suspected his name would also be "Mark Rimmell".

Now it gets strange... The other day I was watching something I recorded a while back... while I was fast forwarding through the DVD-R I noticed some nice architecture... It was part of a programme about a British couple looking at property for sale in Hungary... unfortunately I hadn't recorded all of the programme but I started day dreaming of selling up and disappearing to Budapest, because it looked wonderful and selling a London flat would of given me a fair amount of buying power in Hungary. Being in an odd mood due to the recent loss off my uncle and other things... I even went as far as looking for a Hungarian language course on CD.

Guess where the other Mark Rimmell lives? No prizes, because let's face it, I wouldn't of mentioned the above if he lived in Brighton.
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[User Picture]From: glamgothruthy
2007-09-26 08:21 am (UTC)
wow thats fantastic - i found one of my names sakes - when i applied to get ruthmandry on hotmail - it wouldn't let me to i emailed this ruth manadry..

turns out she married one of my dad's cousins who emmigrated out to australia - when my dad went out there he went and met her...
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From: lady_gaslight
2007-09-26 11:14 am (UTC)
do do dodo! do do doodoo! *twilight zone theme* !
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[User Picture]From: _hedgewytch_
2007-09-26 12:49 pm (UTC)
Wooah! that is spooky lol
perhaps you should meet ;o)
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-07-01 10:26 pm (UTC)

Mark Rimmell ( The other one ).

I was really amused about your Hungarian ambitions...I still live here in Budapest but the language has me beat...I was never good at languages so I have given up on that..like the film industry seems to have given up on me..I guess at 76 ,I cannot believe it ,76 !!!! I should call myself retired but I never will..I think Anthony Hopkins said 'You do'nt retire from the film industry..The phone just stops ringing..'
I spend my time designing jewelry and am experimenting with jewelled pictures and dioramas...It's fun...Not earth shattering but I love doing it...
Just one thing before you begin to snore..I have recently discovered Havana..I now have an apartment there ...in the name of a Cuban friend ..I am just back from decorating and furnishing it...Unfortunately the only furniture available is the flat packed stuff.It is right in the centre of the old town..Art Deco buildings mostly a crumbling vista of villas and mansions...but it is wonderful..!!
I hope your life is good...
Good luck....Wherever you are now,...
Mark Rimmell..
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[User Picture]From: markrimmell
2009-07-02 06:25 pm (UTC)

Re: Mark Rimmell ( The other one ).

Hello Mark

Good to hear from you.

I'm still in West London. You are clearly more adventurous than me. I can't even manage to get it together to move 300 miles away. All I know about Havana I learnt from Graham Greene, my ex girlfriend's sister and brother-in-law, but mostly from a Chinese guy I met in a pub in London, I was surprised to learn he was from Cuba, had a long, drunken and interesting conversation, with him wish I could remember half of it.

Don't you dare ever pass through London without meeting me for a drink ;-)
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