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Adventures in the Screen Trade

Interesting Times

May you live in interesting times...says a supposed Chinese curse, although apparently no such thing exists.   However we do live in interesting, not to say disturbing times, which as a friend remarked the other day are beginning to feel increasingly apocalyptic. I have to agree, but being (a) an optimist and (b)strictly apolitical, I am hoping for the best. I have tried to stay away from 'politics', which in my experience seem to raise its tricky head in situations other ...

Posted on January 8, 2017 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People

Happy New Year…Love For Us All…

Why love if losing hurts so much....the pain now is part of the happiness then. A truncated quote from Anthony Hopkins....rings true in my ears.   Love is on my mind on this last day of 2016...the romantic, the familial, friendship....all love.   Its the one emotion that gives our lives vitality, meaning, however painful it can be.   We have lost many good people this year and the pain of losing them resonates with those closest to them and with those ...

Posted on December 31, 2016 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People

FRIENDS

  Been relaxing a bit after Macbeth, missing doing it and still find myself saying lines every now again. It always takes time to come down from working up to a performance like that, slow the adrenalin and deal with the reality of life after! However I am lucky with great friends and this last week as been varied and entertaining. I spent a long weekend in Suffolk with my closest friend Jenni at her house there, what a beautiful county ...

Posted on December 1, 2016 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People, Recent Projects

POST MACBETH – Recovering!

This has been an extraordinary week, post Macbeth.   First order of the day, rest and recover, it was a challenging month, demanding a lot of energy, fortunately I am blessed with decent health (genes), so have staying power, but now its time to pace and prioritize events.  The week was the sublime to the ridiculous, Buckingham Palace and a lovely party for the National Youth Theatre…an organization close to my heart and then Comic Con.   The party ...

Posted on November 23, 2016 and filed under Just Talking!

MACBETH -over!

Macbeth is over now and I loved every moment of doing it. What a great part and I am happy that I was not only able to learn the lines, but was able to retain them at my time of life.  Shakespeare is such an extraordinary writer, once you get the words into your head and make them your tool, you have the wonderful  characters, he created to work on, they ...

Posted on November 17, 2016 and filed under Just Talking!, My News & My Kind of People, Recent Projects