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

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

Horror and the Media

In 1993 two ten year old boys murdered a little 2 year old boy James Bulger in England…an unspeakable crime. Some say the boys were influenced by a film Childs Play….about a murdering toy, a doll named Chucky. The terrible influence of the media carries on. A film based on another horror story: It is about to burst onto our screens. Will this horrible story taken from the book by Stephen King influence any other vulnerable children? I have never ...

Posted on August 12, 2017 and filed under Just Talking!, Recent Projects, Uncategorized

Prisoners – Aren’t we All?

The word Prisoner has popped into my life quite a bit recently.  In September I will in the UK for the 50th anniversary of The Prisoner, the iconic series created in the '60's by Patrick McGoohan, a wonderful and sadly missed talent.   I worked with him four times in 3 episodes of Danger Man (Secret Agent) in the US, another terrific series, largely devised by Patrick.  I loved working with him...his professionalism, his energy and strength were stimulating. ...

Posted on July 21, 2017 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People