Friday
Oct302009

Six Degrees?

Been asked to do Six Degrees Of Separation at the Old Vic. The terrific David Grindley directing and a lovely job, but it looks like I can't work out the dates with other commitments. Although I'm always grateful when 'buses' arrive all at the same time, it is exceedingly galling when you can't ride on all of them. 

Wednesday
Oct072009

'Public Property' 2

'Public Property', the new play by Sam Peter Jackson, is now fully cast. Joining moi at the Trafalgar Studios will be Nigel Harman and Stephen Webb. Photo shoot tomorrow and me caught between the need for a 1950's short, back and sides haircut for 'Sex, Drugs Rock and Chips' and a more contemporary looking barnet for the play. Those who know me, will say that I haven't got enough hair on my head at the best of times, so why worry? They may have a point, but it's all in the detail. I hope it is anyway.

Friday
Oct022009

Public Property

Start rehearsing in two weeks for a new play by Sam Peter Jackson called 'Public Property'. I play a news reader/national treasure who finds himself at the centre of a personal and very public scandal. It's a fast, furious and very funny text and I'm looking forward to working on it with director Hanna Berrigan and producer Tara Wilkinson.  It plays at London's Trafalgar Studios from the 10th Nov to Dec 11th.

Thursday
Sep172009

Man of Mode

Just finished filming a new comedy short entitled, 'Richard - Modern Man'. Have seen rough cut and think it's certainly funny, but also very bleak in places. Modern comedy - makes you laugh, then gives you a boot in the goolies. If you have goolies that is. Oooh er, Mrs.

Saturday
Aug292009

More Celebrity Plumber

Been talking to IT wiz San Sharma, who says the Celebrity Plumber website is proving to be a great 'hit'. Thousands upon thousands of hits over its first few months. He has data and wotsits charting this and that and informs Chris Matthew and myself that we can now go 'commercial'. Does this mean that we might actually begin to make some small stipend from this venture? Does this mean I might one day begin to understand how all this stuff works? A tick in both boxes would be an unexpected plus!

Have also been approached by the mighty Chartered Institute of Plumbers and Heating Engineers or CIPHE as they are affectionately known. They are the big cheeses in the world of plumbing and they want to see if we might work together. It's a big, brave new world out there these days. Once upon a time we would have been knocking on the doors of the BBC or ITV, but now its off down the internet highway and to markets direct.

I still don't understand how it all works.