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Come Dine With Me

Come Dine With Me opening titles

Daphne Neville and Rudi the Otter appeared in five episodes of ‘Come Dine With Me’, broadcast at 5.00pm on Chanel 4 from Monday 20th until Friday 24th August 2018.

It wasn’t long before #comedinewithme was trending on Twitter:

Daphne is what is great about Britain..cute polite nice classy positive welcoming….list is endless,nice crowd now on here’

‘Daphne is lovely

‘I’m watching how cute is that old lady Daphne!! Ahhh’

‘Yes and we love Daphne too!!

I could not love Daphne anymore than if she was my own Nan!’❤️

‘Aww I do love Daphne!!

‘We are only tuning in to watch daphne

‘Aww isn’t Daphne just the best!!

‘Daphne the perfect dinner guest

I totally want to adopt Daphne!!

Oh I LOVE Daphne, I’d score her night a 10 even if the food was crap!

Daphne opened Episode 5, being ‘first off’ on Monday 20th August, opening a can of tomatoes.

Come Dine With Me in the kitchen

Daphne was interviewed in her kitchen and we met the guests as they came downstairs.

Come Dine With Me Group Standing

Every detail had been carefully planned. The wine was chilled, the table looked lovely and there was almost constant laughter. Viewers seemed to be engaged: ‘Go daphne!!

Come Dine With Me with Daphne Neville

Daphne prepared tomato and mushroom soup for her four guests, followed by wild salmon, only to find out that two of the guests disliked fish, which was a bit of a pity.

Viewers on Twitter were apaulled: ‘So James wouldn’t eat Daphne’s main cause he doesn’t like fish but his starter is lobster?

Come Dine With Me at Daphne Neville's house

One of the guests, who was a stickler for good manners, became irritated by another member of the party and walked out before pudding, which was quite dramatic.

Come Dine With Me - lady leaving

It rather blew her own words out of the water although she did later write to Daphne to apologise. There was a roar from viewers on Twitter:  ‘OMG how rude is Anne?! Lecturing the others on manners and then walking out on Daphne?! Bitch!’

Come Dine With Me - Daphne Neville

Suddenly there was one less. Her fans on Twitter were in uproar:

Poor Daphne, completely bemused!!

Daphne kept going and the evening became increasingly enjoyable, especially when Rudi the Otter was brought down to meet everyone.

Come Dine With Me featturing Rudi the Otter

In the end, Daphne was awarded 28 points by her four dinner guests

The Twitter-atary added their opinion:

‘Everyone needs to protect and look after Daphne, that woman is a legend!!

‘If Daphne doesn’t win I’m going to kill someone

‘Daphne is our winner

Can we have Daphne on every week please!

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You can watch this week’s episode on Channel 4 catch-up here

Come Dine With Me week 2

‘Absolutely love on . . . What a legend! I want to meet her and her otter 🙏🏻

You can! Daphne and Rudi the Otter will be appearing at the Frampton Country Fair in South Gloucestershire on 9th September 2018. All welcome!

Daphne and Rudi on TV

Stories about Daphne and her tame otters can be found in ‘Funnily Enough’ a memoir by Sophie Neville available online and to order at your local library.

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On the set of Ab Fab: The Movie

‘You won’t see me, I was playing a wall-flower,’ but rest assured Daphne was there, in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.

‘I’m in a scene with June Whitfield when everyone is dancing.’ This is clearly described by Jennifer Saunders as, ‘some kind of late-night lesbo party’ and Daphne’s sitting to left of screen with a fancy glass of champagne in her hand!

‘It’s meant to be the South of France but was shot in a hotel in London.’

They did have fun.

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‘Cold Caller’ by Lucky Feather Productions

Trailer for the award-winning short thriller ‘Cold Caller’ starring Daphne Neville, Philip Cook and Peter Stenson

“An elderly couple encounter a mysterious ‘cold caller’. Convinced of his credentials, they invite him into their home with unexpected consequences.”

You can visit Lucky Feather Productions on Youtube.

www.luckyfeatherproductions.co.uk/short-films/

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Cold Caller

Having recently appeared in Broadchurch, playing Charlotte Rampling’s ancient mother, Daphne Neville has just finished filming Cold Caller, a short film by Philip Cook, shot on location in the Cotswolds.

Cold Caller titles

It is a chilling tale shot by Matt Bigwood and produced by George Collings. Daphne plays Marjorie, an old lady who receives a call from a certain security expert who does not take his gloves off when he accepts a cup of tea.

DAphne Neville in Cold Caller 2 It has been fun following the development of this film in the press and on Facebook.

Daphne Neville in Cold Caller It is currently in post-production.

Cold Caller being shot The body is still to be found.

Cold Caller poster

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Playing a Victorian Lady in ‘The Invisible Woman’

Daphne Neville appears at the beginning of this trailer for The Invisible Woman, directed by Ralph Fiennes.

‘Truly, Mr Dickens,’ she assures him. ‘It is never so alive as when it is spoken by its author.’

The hectic scene featured at the start of this official trailer was shot on location at Harrow School where Daphne’s grandson was a pupil. Her wig was originally made for Judi Dench, she rather liked the bonnet and had a wonderful driver.

Daphne Neville in 'The Invisible Woman' 2013

Written by Abi Morgan,  and also starring Felicity Jones and Kirsten Scott Thomas the film has been described as ‘brilliantly acted, vibrantly alive… ‘

Since the movie trailer has been watched nearly 4,800,000 times, we have great expectations.

For more stills of Daphne appearing in costume dramas please click here.

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