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JK Rowling, Becks and the Rock: our Top 35 pick their dream dinner party

Advisers from the New Model Adviser® Top 35 pick their dream dinner party guests, featuring Harry Potter author JK Rowling, the Dalai Lama and, er, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.

It's the classic question: who would you invite to your dream dinner party?

We asked our Top 35 Next Generation Advisers who they want to share a table with. Here are some of their answers. I think you will agree that it would make quite the party!

You can read the full top 35 here.

 

It's the classic question: who would you invite to your dream dinner party?

We asked our Top 35 Next Generation Advisers who they want to share a table with. Here are some of their answers. I think you will agree that it would make quite the party!

You can read the full top 35 here.

 

Stephen Fry

James Robinson, private client financial planner, Mazars Financial Planning

Not only is he very funny and personable, but I’m fascinated by his views on human rights and politics.

Dwayne Johnson

Matt Wiltshire, financial adviser, Niche IFA

I’d choose Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, because you can smell what he is cooking.

The Dalai Lama

Nathan Bater, financial planner, Bartholomew Hawkins

His ability to connect on a personal level with any human being, irrespective of their background, race or social status, is a characteristic that would make for a perfect party guest.

J K Rowling

Jenni Robinson, technical analyst, HFS Milbourne

I grew up reading Harry Potter and have so many unanswered questions!

Rowan Atkinson

Tom Wilcox-Jones, director, White Oak Financial Planning

I love Blackadder. I think he would be great fun.

Valentino Rossi

Sam Binstead, investment director, Chilvester Financial

Valentino Rossi. I’m a massive fan and it would be an honour to cook for the greatest mortorbike racer of all time.

Claudio Ranieri

Stephen Fura, managing director, Furnley House

As a Leicester City fan I would love to have former manager Claudio Ranieri as a guest to find out the inside story on how they achieved Premier league success, and find out what went wrong.

Henry Greatorex

Alasdair Walker, director, Hunter Aitkenhead and Walker

My great, great, great grndfather, Henry Greatorex, was a swashbuckling cabin boy with no education to speak of, who taught himself to write by keeping a journal. 

He was eventually promoted to captain. I bet he had some interesting stories to tell. 

Peter Kay

Ross Lambert, senior financial planning manager, Mazars Financial Planning

He is hilarious and has raised so much money for charity over the years.

David Beckham

Tommy Watson, financial planner, The Red House Consulting

Growing up he was my idol as a footballer, and I’d love to ask him all about his career but also everything he now does outside football.

Other guests selected by our Top 35 included: George Best, Usain Bolt, John F. Kennedy, Mahathma Ghandi, Warren Buffet (pictured), Amyr Klink, Muhammad Ali, Ricky Gervais, Alice Cooper, J.R.R. Tolkien, Harvey Specter, Princess Diana, Nicole Sczerzinger and Frank Sinatra. 

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