Pulp fan Terry Hunter wasn’t one of the Common People at the band’s European film premiere - he got The Star VIP treatment, thanks to our readers.
Director Florian Habicht described the character, a former Castle Market newspaper street seller, as a “star of the film” and wanted to invite him. But he didn’t know where Terry lived.
We asked for help and dozens of you told us where to find him in Boynton Road, Shirecliffe.
Terry went to the City Hall premiere, which was beamed into cinemas nationwide, and he chatted and posed for photos on the pink carpet with Jarvis Cocker and his bandmates, Candida Doyle, Steve Mackey, Nick Banks and Mark Webber, plus film-makers.
“I’m going to be as famous as them,” he laughed.
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Asked if he’s still one of the Common People, Jarvis - see full exclsuive video at thestar.co.uk - said: “I don’t think there’s such a thing. All people are individuals and I hope we see it in the film.”
Florian thanked Star readers for finding Terry. He said: “It was totally important to have him here.”
* Hollywood legend Martin Scorsese Skyped the festival to take part in a Q&A, after the world premiere of his 50 Year Argument documentary, following The Star’s online video plea from DocFest boss Hussian Currimbhoy.
With more than 100 films, talks and more, DocFest runs to Thursday, June 12. See www.sheffdocfest.com.