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By DAISY JESTICO
Monday, September 12, 2011
Two of Crouch End’s most famous residents have moved out of the area within days of each other.
Hollywood actors Simon Pegg and Jimi Mistry - who have often extolled the merits of their former hometown - told their Twitter followers they were leaving last week.
Mr Mistry said on the micro-blogging site on Sunday, September 4: “Au revoir Crouch End. Thanks for the pills thrills and bellyaches over the last 10 years but it’s time to move on. cya soon N8 x.”
The star of The Guru and East is East has been a regular at The Queens pub in Tottenham Lane and spent hours rehearsing for his stint on Strictly Come Dancing in the Virgin Gym in Topsfield Parade.
Two days later Mr Pegg, who has lived in Crouch End for nine years, then said: “Sitting watching Uncle Buck as the removal men dismantle the house. This isn’t just goodbye Crouch End, it’s goodbye London.”
He later added: “I’ll be back for Banners though” - a reference to the Park Road restaurant beloved by local celebrities.
The 41-year-old put Crouch End on the map after featuring several of its streets - including a cameo for the Hornsey Journal - in zombie flick Shaun of the Dead.
Mr Pegg, who has denied he is moving to LA, also once said that the main difference between LA and Crouch End is that “there are more celebrities in Crouch End”.
Their exodus leaves the mantle of most famous Crouch End resident open to a handful of actors such as James MacAvoy, Anne-Marie Duff and Tamzin Outhwaite.