66 and Counting…



I made it. Sixty-six years old!

Sixty-six!

And counting.

 

So how does it feel?

I asked myself that last year. The answer’s pretty much the same as then… Continue reading

On Acting

 


Someone pointed out that I never post about my acting. There are a few good reasons…

Stage

As my mother’s Alzheimer’s ate away at her over the past few years, I could not commit to a play being staged months in the future. During those years, I daily expected a call requiring urgent travel to her care home in the UK. I could not risk letting down all the other actors by suddenly disappearing just before opening night. That’s not in my nature.

So that put my stage acting to rest.

Screen 1

Small speaking parts in movies usually have short lead times so I could take the risk. Continue reading

The Price of Fame

Beware Book Pirates!

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been running an Instafreebie promotion (where science fiction readers sign up to my newsletter and receive a free copy of my novel, “FACES OF JANUS“).

Then Google Alerts notified me that the novel was available on a few pirate sites. I checked and found that one site claimed not only to have my novels but also every anthology I ever was published in. Some charge for their copies (and keep the income). Others hand out copies for free. Forever.

I explored a few pirate sites’ extensive book lists. Some of these pirates claim to have as many ebooks as Amazon! Most likely, these were cover shots only and downloaders would get a nice virus instead of my book. (Be warned!)

As my free offer was limited in time and scope, I was at first unhappy about this. But I decided to ignore it, because… Continue reading

So Where Have I Been?

Debt Collector in Storm in the Stars

Andy as Debt Collector in A Storm in the Stars

I took a long break between posts this year. I’m sure you noticed.

So where have I been? Continue reading

Who Killed Asta Nielsen?

Doctor gazing at the snow while everyone works hard setting-up

Doctor gazing at the snow while everyone works hard setting-up

Just finished my work on, “Who Killed Asta Nielsen?“, the first movie made by Equinox Productions, Luxembourg.

Watching everyone else working hard

Watching everyone else working hard

I had a ball – the cast is superb, the crew excellent. Go see it if you get a chance and like serious movies.

I was lucky enough to deliver the first line to be recorded in their first movie!

Hey – I am a future Trivial Pursuits answer!

And, by the way, isn’t it amazing what makeup can do to the appearance of a slim, youthful, cheerful guy?