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Hollywood stars Simon Pegg and Christopher Lloyd surprise diners at Leeds restaurant

The couple arrived in Tharavadu after filming their new film Nandor Fodor and The Talking Mangoose in Whitby

Hollywood stars Simon Pegg and Christopher Lloyd delighted staff at a Leeds restaurant when they came in for a meal on Saturday night.

They visited Tharavadu in Leeds city center after filming their new film Nandor Fodor and The Talking Mangoose in Whitby. They were accompanied by part of the team and director Adam Signal.

The black comedy will see Simon Pegg play a Hungarian-American paranormal investigator, who, amid British tabloid hysteria, was called to the Isle of Man in 1935 to investigate allegations of the Irving family that they had discovered a talking mongoose called Gef on their farm. The director of the film is a regular visitor to the restaurant.

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“They booked a table well in advance but the staff were unaware of the celebrities included in the group and were really surprised to see Simon Pegg in the restaurant,” a Tharavadu spokesperson said. “The manager Adam Signal is a regular visitor to the restaurant and he mentioned to Simon Pegg and Christopher Lloyd that if you are in Leeds you must try Tharavadu.”

Simon Pegg, Christopher Lloyd and Adam Signal sign plaques for the team – a regular tradition when Tharavadu hosts celebrity guests. The venue’s wall of fame includes Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer, the Brownlee brothers, Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma and David Gower, among others.

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