Hollywood Actors Go 'Mad In Chiswick'

Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski become fans of Bob Osborne and Carrie Reichardt

Amanda and Thomas pictured in Bobby's house


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Cutting-edge Chiswick artists Carrie Reichardt and Bob Osborne can now count on two big Hollywood stars amongst their fans. Amanda Seyfried (Mean Girls and Mamma Mia) and actor husband Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom) have been to tea at Bobby's house in Chiswick and now have a copy of the Mad In Chiswick book, ready to show their friends in the film world.

The infamous artistic duo Reichardt and Osborne created a body of work to celebrate the eccentricity of their local area, spending ages collaging Victorian postcards of W4 landmarks, re-firing ceramics with a satirical twist and decorating crockery with their seditious and humorous Mad in England and Rebel Not Taken brands.

But it was a chance drive by Carrie's mosaic home in Chiswick by the actors that led to them all meeting up. Amanda is currently filming in London, and both she and Thomas were intrigued by the house when they spotted it recently. They posted pictures of the house on their Instagram accounts , and then viewed the Rebel Not Taken instagram account which has images from the Mad in Chiswick collection.

"The next thing was that Thomas got in touch and said they wanted to buy some of the prints. He said they both really admired the work. Since they were in London I invited them to tea at my house and they came over, along with their baby and another family member" said Bobby.

"We all got along really well, and they've promised to come back and visit again. They were lovely down to earth people despite the fact that they are two very big stars. The exposure has been great as they have millions of followers on their social media accounts."

Mad in Chiswick can be purchased in Waterstones and Foster's Bookshop and the exhibition can be seen at the Hogarth Health Club until December 30th.

An example of the work on display


October 26, 2017

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