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Saga Holiday

by | 8th, July 2004

‘WHEN Calista Flockhart fell for Harrison Ford, she was entitled to believe she was in for a life of pampering and luxury.

‘I can still bench-press five Calistas’

One of Hollywood’s elite, Ford has raked in a fortune from his appearances in some of the biggest grossing films of all time.

So what that he is older than her – he is also more famous than her and richer than her (although he has, as the Mail says, just paid out £50m to second wife Melissa Mathieson in a bitter divorce). Things would work out just fine.

But the age gap is a big one. Although she’s a pencil-thin 39, the Express reminds us that he’s a rather more jowly 62.

And that’s an age when men like to take things at a slower, more sedate pace.

So while other thirtysomething starlets are being fawned over on the south of France or living it up at an exclusive Caribbean fleshpot, the paper notes that young Calista is spending part of her summer hols cruising a canal in North Wales.

In ‘RAIDERS OF THE LOST BARGE’ (the Mirror has ‘Indiana Jones And The Last Cruisade’), the Express hotfoots it to the four-star Bryn Howel Hotel at Llangollen, where Ford and his younger girlfriend have stopped for some comfort.

And there it catches up with the hotel’s manager Ashraf Elsergany, who is in talkative mood.

Having told the paper how ‘gorgeous’ Flockhart looked, the host moves onto Ford, with whom he’s on first name terms.

‘Harrison is a very gentle man, very handsome and talks with respect,’ says Elsergany.

‘He was not arrogant at all and was down on the floor playing with his son [Calista’s three-year-old adopted son Liam]. He is also very strong and carried him in one hand.’

Let’s hear it for Harrison, muscular standard-bearer for the over-60s.

And don’t forget to give it up for Calista, whose selfless work with the aged brings her to Wales and, who knows, perhaps even a home for convalescing geriatrics in Devon.’

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