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a resting actor’s response to ‘Is acting today just too tough’?

There’s an article that is doing the rounds at the moment. A very insightful, very depressing article. It’s about being an actor and how blooming tough it is. I’ve posted it here and you should probably read it if you’re an actor, or have any interest in understanding showbusiness. “The cruellest aspect of the acting business is not that it’s unfair, but that it’s merely indifferent. It gives everything to some and nothing to others; talent,  ...

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URGENT: find what you’re brilliant at.

Last week I was a proud part of a wonderful community arts event, which, by a happy coincidence was in my home-town. Luton gets a jolly bad rap a lot of the time. It’s a bit grey, a bit ugly, a bit chavvy and seems to only make the news during reports about gangs, terrorism or being Britain’s Shittest Town (2004). BRILL. Growing up there, however, I seemed to never really notice. What was apparent for me about my home-town was the thriving Am-Dram community. Go ahead, mock am-dram all you  ...

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EDINBURGH FRINGE- A Survival Guide

It’s the time of year when pals are jetting off to sunnier climes (not hard given the STATE of this British Summer) and despite them coming back armed with a golden glow and a cut price bottle of ouzo, there’s only one place I’m fantasizing about, and it’s full of cobbles, wellies and flyers. That’s right folks, the Edinburgh Fringe festival is fast approaching. This will be my seventh jaunt to the ‘Burgh. I have been a performer, a spectator and above  ...

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Culture, Feel-Good, Humour, London, Uncategorized

Why London is well good

I wrote a piece a little while ago having a big old whinge about the tube. All that is still true of course (and that prick STILL stands in front of the door when I’m trying to get on in the morning. SERIOUSLY MAN MOVE DOWN.) but I am also reading a wonderful book, all about this big smoggy, grimy, lovely, bonkers city we call London. It’s called, ‘Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now – as Told by Those Who Love it, Hate it, Live it, Left it and Long for  ...

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