The story of a Golden Globe nominated actress who’s done much of it and advice to those who want to do it!

Adventures in the Screen Trade

SOME GOOD PEOPLE IN SHOW BIZ

Despite recent depressing reports about bad behaviour in show biz, I have been lucky in meeting so many of the good ones.  And there are many...... we are not all harassing monsters, nor are we all predatory people trying to claim five minutes of fame ..... maybe compensation...sad though the stories are..... I do not doubt that there are some, which are simply not true and not proved. One ...

Posted on November 11, 2017 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People

SAD BAD TIMES

Ok ....time to comment on the sorry Harvey Weinstein situation. To start....I am very sorry for the poor people who have suffered at the hands of this awful man.   There is no excuse for this kind of behaviour, but how did a man with such monstrous habits, become one of the strongest supporters of the indie film industry and  have the good taste to distribute and promote so many wonderful films? ‘Twas ever thus, history tells us. And I do deplore ...

Posted on October 25, 2017 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People

London Memories

As I walked to church this morning...Holy Trinity in Sloane Street, Chelsea, the Arts and Craft Church,  I felt London envelop me again as it always does when I am here.    I grew  up in London and it will always be familiar....my home town.   I know much of it has changed, but so much has not and my affinity with many of its streets will always have always have great significance to various times in my life. [caption ...

Posted on October 10, 2017 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People

HAPPY DAYS

Getting ready to go back to UK later this week and looking forward, despite dire warnings from friendly acquaintances to stay away from the underground…useful advice…but not very practical, it’s the fastest way to get around London.  I do think about it as I jog down the escalator to the train, but what’s the point.  I was a baby during World War II, often evacuated to the country and I remember my mother telling me that she and my ...

Posted on September 18, 2017 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People

BUTTERFLY NET OF LIFE

Achieving our ambitions, our dreams is rather like catching a butterfly in a net.  It is elusive, attractive, tricky, but if we persevere we will catch it and accomplish what we want. I was lucky...from the age of eight I knew what I wanted.   My first stage appearance was aged four playing a fly caught in a spider's web.  I loved the attention, I was a show off and enjoyed the audience ...

Posted on September 2, 2017 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People