As Covid drags on disrupting and disturbing all our lives…I want to keep things light and easy….just to distract from these trying times.
An old series I did for ITC (I was only in one episode) has just been released on Amazon. It’s called THE BARON and stars Steve Forrest. I am here pictured with Steve and Frank Wolff . Frank was another good, very energetic actor, who talked a lot I recall!!. To the best of my recollection Steve plays an undercover agent who runs an antique shop…my episode is called Red, Horse, Red Rider...it’s largely light entertainment, with plenty of action, car chases, fights etc…you get the picture and it was directed by John Llewellyn Moxey…and written by Terry Nation. Terry wrote much of the Dr Who series. So we were in good hands. I liked Steve, easy laid back man, who did not take himself, nor the business too seriously. I bumped into him years later on the back lot of one of the studios, Paramount I think, and he asked me what the heck I was doing out there. I said …”married a man who lives here“….”hmm” he said, “well “Good luck …not too much call for English Princesses out here“! He was right, Hollywood and acting there were a challenge, but I managed to find my way into a few good roles, mainly on television!
I keep as busy as I can while waiting for this thing to pass as it will. My challenge to myself is the technology involved with making videos,editing them and getting them up there. It’s easy if it’s a short film like Last Embrace, because it was made by those two very talented filmmakers the Garcia Brothers, who really know what they are doing. But when I am doing it all by myself, it’s more of a struggle. However I have discovered an excellent app called Teleprompter, which lets you read on camera from your iphone or computer. And if you need to know anything about anything, You Tube is our best friend…you can learn to do almost anything there. I love it. Anyway here is a poem The Owl and the Pussycat, written by the great writer of limericks, Edward Lear. What a talent he was…… his life was challenging though. He was an writer, an artist and musician…he suffered a great deal of illness and also from depression. But through all of this he created wonderful work …here is a sample:
Hi Jane The Baron still plays in Australia on free to air TV on Saturday mornings, I was watching the episode you were in this morning. It must have been an early Baron as it looks like pre Sue Lloyd as the Baron’s personal assistant. Very taken by the Chev Belair and with your character, would never have guessed you were English. Was always an Avengers fan, a Baron fan, Callan fan and some of the other British shows of that period like The Mask of Janus.
Happy you enjoybthe Baron…it was a good series and I was pleased to have been in it!