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Adventures in the Screen Trade

Edgar Allan Poe – Genius

Talking about Edgar Allan Poe - master of darkness and genius - another classic, great writer.   Remember you can watch his wonderful story The Tell-Tale Heart, starring Darren Burrows of Northern Exposure in New Chilling Tales   Here's a bit more about Edgar Allan Poe and his prolific talent and tragic life.   Over 60 short stories and over 60 poems written and dead aged only ...

Posted on January 5, 2019 and filed under Just Talking!, New Chilling Tales, Recent Projects

Vlog instead of Blog- Ambrose Bierce

Ok  - Friends, instead of writing a blog this time...thought it might be fun to create a for both of us, we hope, but it could may be fun for neither.  However in the spirit of Good Will and Cheer for the Season, I am giving it a go! Don't forget!  New Chilling Tales on the site!! Happy New Year! AMBROSE BIERCE Ambrose ...

Posted on December 28, 2018 and filed under Just Talking!, My News & My Kind of People, New Chilling Tales, Podcasts, Recent Projects


The title to this blog relates to Michael Croft friend, founder of the  National Youth Theatre and  Shakespeare expert above all. So twisting the Macbeth quote to fit my name when whenever we met was a little ongoing joke between us.  I don't think I have ever met anyone who understood Shakespeare and directed his plays as brilliantly as Michael.  My two weeks rehearsing Julius Caesar, playing Portia, taught me more ...

Posted on December 11, 2018 and filed under Just Talking!, My News & My Kind of People


We lost the wonderful talented Nicolas Roeg, last week...another extraordinary talent gone.  I had the privilege of working with him on The System, my first big film and one of the two best I have done. This is going to be a long one, but time to talk a bit about The  System aka The Girl-Getters.....the US title because the distributors didn't understand the title and thought it would give potential audiences the idea that the film was about Las ...

Posted on November 26, 2018 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People


We've started on the actors, now time to give the actresses a little blog room. I have worked with many terrific actresses in the industry, all talented and hard working in a challenging world, but one or two are memorable for their extraordinary, extrovert personalities. Lets start with Glynis Johns.   Glynis was a really fine actress of her day, retired now.  She started her career in the British Film Industry....remember her paying ...

Posted on November 16, 2018 and filed under Just Talking!, Memories, My News & My Kind of People