With #PeopleIWantToMeet trending on Twitter, UK2 social media editor Mark Bonington puts together his list of dream dinner party guests.
Diana Vreeland – Fashion Editor
Vreeland changed publishing forever. From her columns in Harper’s Bazaar to her artistic direction of Vogue, she moulded and crafted magazines, photography and editorial into what they are today. She was also the most vibrant character, stating that “There’s only one very good life and that’s the life you know you want and you make it yourself.” Of her success, she said that she simply gave the public “what they never knew they wanted.”
Seth MacFarlane – Creator of Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show
Animator. Artist. Actor. Singer. Producer. Writer. Composer. Musician. Comedian. Is there a man on this earth more talented than Seth? All jealousy aside, he seems like the sort of person who lights up a room just by being in it.
Maria Callas – Opera Singer
Famed for her astonishingly powerful soprano voice and fiery temperament, Callas was the ultimate operatic diva. She enjoyed phenomenal popularity as a singer, fusing her acting talent with her unique voice, and changing opera forever. Although her personal life was filled with tragedy, she was a fascinating woman, and someone I wish I could’ve known.
Stephen Fry – Presenter, Actor and Writer
Could anyone do dinner-table conversation better? I don’t think so. Aside from being wonderfully funny and having the nation’s sharpest wit, Fry is also active in promoting human rights and social equality worldwide. A truly great man in every sense.
Victoria Coren Mitchell – Writer and Professional Poker Player
Having admired Vicky’s talents as a writer and a poker player for years, she’d be a must-have on my dinner party list. Sparkling and beautiful, she’d make her opinions heard and then organise the after-dinner poker game (where’d she’d promptly clean us all out).
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