Movie star dines out at York curry house

Actor Tony Curran with Raj Ahmed after enjoying a meal at The Raj restaurant in York

Actor Tony Curran with Raj Ahmed after enjoying a meal at The Raj restaurant in York

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TOP actor Tony Curran has dined out at an Indian restaurant in York.

Curran, whose films include Gladiator and Blade II and TV appearances include playing Vincent Van Gogh in an episode of Dr Who, turned up at the Raj in Bootham.

Owner Raj Ahmad said: "He made a booking under a different name but when he turned up I knew him straight away, and got a photo and his autograph.

"He said they were looking for a good Indian, as he loves Indian food, and looked online and found out that The Raj was a finalist for restaurant of the Year 2014, so this was enough to make him book a table for six, him and his entourage.

"He loved his meal; they all did. I've been open not even for two years and to attract big names like this is overwhelming."

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10:57am Sat 19 Jul 14

Whistlejacket says...

Stretching the definition of "movie star" a little, aren't we?
Stretching the definition of "movie star" a little, aren't we? Whistlejacket
  • Score: 32

11:11am Sat 19 Jul 14

mel_drew says...

For goodness sake! Are we really so provincial that the visit of a second tier actor to a local restaurant is news? I said second tier, not second rate; I enjoyed Tony Curran's performance in that episode of Doctor Who, but this is just embarrassingly parochial.
For goodness sake! Are we really so provincial that the visit of a second tier actor to a local restaurant is news? I said second tier, not second rate; I enjoyed Tony Curran's performance in that episode of Doctor Who, but this is just embarrassingly parochial. mel_drew
  • Score: 20

12:50pm Sat 19 Jul 14

sam2712 says...

this restaurant is doing so well its attracted a few celebs good on the young lad raj iv eaten in there a few times and the food is always spot on keep up the good work boys
this restaurant is doing so well its attracted a few celebs good on the young lad raj iv eaten in there a few times and the food is always spot on keep up the good work boys sam2712
  • Score: 18

2:28pm Sat 19 Jul 14

oswaldcobblepot says...

mel_drew wrote:
For goodness sake! Are we really so provincial that the visit of a second tier actor to a local restaurant is news? I said second tier, not second rate; I enjoyed Tony Curran's performance in that episode of Doctor Who, but this is just embarrassingly parochial.
I died a little whilst reading your comment.
[quote][p][bold]mel_drew[/bold] wrote: For goodness sake! Are we really so provincial that the visit of a second tier actor to a local restaurant is news? I said second tier, not second rate; I enjoyed Tony Curran's performance in that episode of Doctor Who, but this is just embarrassingly parochial.[/p][/quote]I died a little whilst reading your comment. oswaldcobblepot
  • Score: 6

5:17pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Meirion M says...

Cheap publicity.
There are far too "Indian" restaurants in York, anyway.
Cheap publicity. There are far too "Indian" restaurants in York, anyway. Meirion M
  • Score: -8

12:12am Sun 20 Jul 14

sam2712 says...

Meirion M wrote:
Cheap publicity.
There are far too "Indian" restaurants in York, anyway.
at least the young lad is doing well no need to be jealous I have seen worse publicity in the press than this
[quote][p][bold]Meirion M[/bold] wrote: Cheap publicity. There are far too "Indian" restaurants in York, anyway.[/p][/quote]at least the young lad is doing well no need to be jealous I have seen worse publicity in the press than this sam2712
  • Score: 16

7:19am Sun 20 Jul 14

eeoodares says...

mel_drew wrote:
For goodness sake! Are we really so provincial that the visit of a second tier actor to a local restaurant is news? I said second tier, not second rate; I enjoyed Tony Curran's performance in that episode of Doctor Who, but this is just embarrassingly parochial.
Are you Mrs Bucket, sorry 'Bouquet'.
[quote][p][bold]mel_drew[/bold] wrote: For goodness sake! Are we really so provincial that the visit of a second tier actor to a local restaurant is news? I said second tier, not second rate; I enjoyed Tony Curran's performance in that episode of Doctor Who, but this is just embarrassingly parochial.[/p][/quote]Are you Mrs Bucket, sorry 'Bouquet'. eeoodares
  • Score: -2

9:17am Sun 20 Jul 14

anistasia says...

A star ? I've never heard of him.
A star ? I've never heard of him. anistasia
  • Score: 14

10:39am Sun 20 Jul 14

Pinza-C55 says...

Meirion M wrote:
Cheap publicity.
There are far too "Indian" restaurants in York, anyway.
That sentence doesn't scan. Are you saying the Indian restaurants should be "less Indian"?
[quote][p][bold]Meirion M[/bold] wrote: Cheap publicity. There are far too "Indian" restaurants in York, anyway.[/p][/quote]That sentence doesn't scan. Are you saying the Indian restaurants should be "less Indian"? Pinza-C55
  • Score: 1

1:10pm Sun 20 Jul 14

Seadog says...

I'm so glad I'm still only an amateur actor and can therefore visit curry houses with complete anonymity!

(I'm also glad he enjoyed his meal!)
I'm so glad I'm still only an amateur actor and can therefore visit curry houses with complete anonymity! (I'm also glad he enjoyed his meal!) Seadog
  • Score: 2

10:37pm Sun 20 Jul 14

boardman_rider says...

Meirion M wrote:
Cheap publicity.
There are far too "Indian" restaurants in York, anyway.
Are u serious.... There are quality Indian restaurants in York. How about far too many takeaways instead. Thus leading to lazy keyboard warriors who just like to pick faults with others. This lad has probably worked damned hard for his money and his business to get it to where it is today. Better than being a benefit scrounger and relying on the government to pay everything
[quote][p][bold]Meirion M[/bold] wrote: Cheap publicity. There are far too "Indian" restaurants in York, anyway.[/p][/quote]Are u serious.... There are quality Indian restaurants in York. How about far too many takeaways instead. Thus leading to lazy keyboard warriors who just like to pick faults with others. This lad has probably worked damned hard for his money and his business to get it to where it is today. Better than being a benefit scrounger and relying on the government to pay everything boardman_rider
  • Score: 6

7:16am Mon 21 Jul 14

oi oi savaloy says...

ah, as a film and t.v. fan, all i can say is i have never ever heard of him!
but i can report i have seen Mark Addy down the cake aisle in tesco recently....
ah, as a film and t.v. fan, all i can say is i have never ever heard of him! but i can report i have seen Mark Addy down the cake aisle in tesco recently.... oi oi savaloy
  • Score: 4

9:18am Tue 22 Jul 14

gmc_1963 says...

TOP actor ?
Really ?
TOP actor ? Really ? gmc_1963
  • Score: 2

3:29pm Sun 27 Jul 14

twotonethomas says...

He's gotta be a good person, He's wearing a Sea Shepherd t shirt :)
He's gotta be a good person, He's wearing a Sea Shepherd t shirt :) twotonethomas
  • Score: 1

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