Saturday, October 24, 2009

They do it in England too

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As most of my faithful readers know, as a service to other actors I post all of the strange fan letters/requests that I receive, particularly those that seem a little odd (for example, people who claim to love my work in a movie that has only shown at a NY festival, and they are in the Midwestern USA. Or England. Huh.)

I get tons of “thank you” emails and comments from readers who have been contacted by the same autograph seekers. It has been wonderfully validating to see how useful the sharing of information has been for others. So, in the spirit of helpfulness, here is another fan request I received via email (the full address has been redacted, but the rest of the email is exactly as received...

dear erin
Just a short e-mail to say that i am a great admirer of your work.
It is with much interest that i would like to know your favourite leisure interests.
Would you please consider sending me your autograph, it would be much appreciated. My snail mail address is:-

[specific address redacted]


Does anyone else think the language of the message sounds eerily similar to the Nigerian scam letters?

Erin Cronican's career as a professional actor and career coach has spanned the last 25 years in New York City, Los Angeles and San Diego. She has appeared in major feature films and on television, and has toured nationally with plays and musicals. She has worked in the advertising & marketing departments of major corporations, film production companies, theater magazines, and non-profit acting organizations. For more information, please visit


  1. Hi Erin,
    Just received exactly the same-worded letter from Mr Wall. Sent to my agent, but unlikely to have seen the play I'm currently in, although he did send a flyer of my play to autograph! Why, oh why???

    1. Oh wow - and it's 7 year after I initially created this post!


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