Martin is Eddie - Ex-delivery boy
|How do you start these things?
Well, first off my name is Martin Fairgrieve, and I'm 36
years old - I know, I know totally ancient but there it
is! I'm a Nurse for a living - so don't expect sympathy
(I get paid for mine!!!!).
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It has been oft documented and told of round many camp fires, that when I first saw "THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW" in 1977 I hated it.
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It's true - but it's one of those things that just gets under your skin and before you know it you're running round town in Fishies & Heels. If you want to know more about this go to "Dr.Scotts Extra Forks" web site and you can read the whole sorry tale!!!I mainly play Eddie these days (I did very well at last years NYCcon - 1st Eddie - thanx Guys). Over the years I've played every character except....... Columbia (do you have any idea how much the sequins wouldcost to go round my bulk! - and no I 'aint goin' on a diet for that!!!).Janet is one of my other fave characters to play - I was inspired by a picture I once saw of SAL dressed as Janet and thought if he can do it so can I!!!
I've been to a few ROCKY cons over the years including "Transylvania '94" &"LA 20th". Two of my most treasured Items are: a) the costume worn by MANNING REDWOOD as "Harry Weiss" in "SHOCK TREATMENT" obtained at "The Denton Convention" in 1986. b) the other is the costume worn by Pat Quinn in the "DOCTOR WHO" story "Dragonfire", (this was obtained at an auction of BBC props & costumes in 1991.
This neatly leads me to my other passion the BBC Sci-Fi series "DOCTORWHO". I am part of the organising committee of the MANOPTICON conventions,the biggest "Dr. Who" conventions of the '90s in the UK. I collect vintage Sci-Fi TV Shows on video, and I'm also the Chairman of the Local Hospital Radio station.
But I digress - Back to "ROCKY". I've followed the movie regularly since1981 but due to the way it's shown here in the UK - only a few times a YEAR! (unless you live in London where it shows weekly) I've only seen the film on the big screen about 250 - 300 times (I lost count about 5 yearsago!!!). I enjoy keeping up with the many friends around the world, that I have made in my convention going, but unfortunately I am so busy I'm real bad at keeping up - (to Quad, Kim, Jessica, Larry, Shinny, Ruth, Bill, Frank, Bob, and the many, many, more - a big sorry guys!!!). With Emma Taylor, I am the other face of the two headed monster that runs"Dr. Scotts Extra Forks" -
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"The Scottish People"
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Basically I'm cast director and Em is Cinema liaison, this helps the group to get its bookings from far and wide - we perform all over the North of England and Scotland. But you canfind out about that on our site!
I hope this has given you a little insight into my life, I know it worked for me! See ya at a Con real soon!