A FRINTON restaurant has played host to the stars as a string of famous faces dropped by.

Avenue Bistro, in Connaught Avenue, has been a frequent eaterie over the past week for One Foot in the Grave star Richard Wilson.

He has been staying in the area while rehearsing to appear in the Frinton Summer Theatre production of The Dog.

The TV star’s presence in the town inspired visits from a string of showbiz friends who came to see him perform – including superstars David Tennant and Alan Rickman.

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