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Daphne Neville appearing in Country Life magazine with her tame otter

Daphne Neville at her home near Cirencester in the Cotswolds with Rudi, her tame Asian short-clawed otter

~ Country Life magazine, 11th September 2019 ~

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September 11, 2019 · 2:07 pm

Meet Daphne Neville and Rudi the Otter in Gloucestershire this summer

Photo taken for the Daily Mail COPYRIGHT John Lawrence 07850 429934

Daphne Neville will be with Rudi the Otter, answering questions on conservation in the Cotswolds this summer.

Their last appearance was at the Frampton Country Fair, a traditional event held on Saturday 8th September where there was lots to do and see.

Photo used in the Daily Mail 02/04/19.
COPYRIGHT John Lawrence 07850 429934

 

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A talk on Otters at Nature in Art

Picture: Daily Mail – COPYRIGHT John Lawrence 07850 429934

 

Daphne Neville and her otter Rudi have been busy meeting visitors to the Cotswolds. Nature in Art is a fabulous gallery celebrating wildlife art in any number of different guises. It can be found in Twigworth on the Tewkesbury road out of Gloucester. More info here
Animals from The Durrells

Picture: COPYRIGHT John Lawrence 07850 429934

Daphne has been a film and TV actress since 1969. Since the early 1980s she has combined her career with conservation work with otters. This occasion prooved a wonderful chance to actually meet an otter and find out about the thirteen different species of otter from one of their most enthusiastic champions.

Nature in Art is 2 miles north of Gloucester on A38 SatNav Postcode: GL2 9PG

To see what else is on a Nature in Art, please click here

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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 on Chanel 4 in 2018 and repeated in the first week of September 2019.

By the end of the first episode #comedinewithme was trending on Twitter:

Daphne is what is great about Britain..cute polite nice classy positive welcoming….’

‘Daphne is lovely

The only reason I tuned into watch #comedinewithme this week was to watch the delightful and lovable Daphne Neville she is the perfect dinner guest, she’s welcome round mine anytime otter too lol aww she’s just 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!!

‘I love Daphne on #comedinewithme

‘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’, with 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 appalled: ‘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

She rather blew her own words out of the water although Daphne said Anne later wrote 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. Daphne’s 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

‘Anyone see the water sossig on #comedinewithme ? (accompnaied with GIF of an ottter)

‘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 Saturday 8th September 2019. All welcome! You can read about the antics of Daphne and her tame otters in ‘Funnily Enough’ by Sophie Neville available online  or to order at your local library.

Daphne and Rudi on TV

 

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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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An Otter Garden Party

Bee the Otter by Sophie Neville

An Otter Garden Party was held at Baker’s Mill, Frampton Mansell in Gloucestershire on Sunday 30th March from 4.00-6.00pm  in aid of the IOSF ~  ‘International Otter Survival Fund’.

We are raising money to release into the wild two orphaned British otters rescued from the recent floods near Newbury and invited people to bring their friends to meet our tame otters Belinda and Rudi. Dogs on leads were very welcome, tea and cakes were served and a raffle with fabulous prizes was held by the Oak and Furrows Rescue Centre. The weather was warm and everyone enjoyed walking around the gardens by the historic lake. The River Frome, which flows down the Golden Valley from Baker’s Mill, was in full spate and many people walked home along the Thames and Severn Canal.

Sophie Neville was signing copies of her book Funnily Enough, which describes life with the tame otters at Baker’s Mill.

Thanks to everyone’s support about 150 people came along and we raised nearly £500, which was wonderful. Most people arrived on foot, which was impressive since Baker’s Mill is really in the middle of nowhere.

For information on the next Otter Open Day please email:  Daffyneville@yahoo.com

If you missed the event but would like to make a donation please click here for the IOSF site.

Otter swimming underwater by Sophie Neville

 

 

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