A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely

Lord knows, I shall confess I am by far a perfect person but thank you to the ones who stood by my side. They really know me and know the intention was love period.

Some people bring out the worst in you, others bring out the best, and then there are those remarkably rare, addictive ones who just bring out the most. Of everything.
They make you feel so alive,

Remember, directly, or indirectly, everything we write is for someone, The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for

Here’s my advice for anybody out there who is creative and scared, Shout until they fucking hear you. And then shout even louder.

I have a question. Why as an art industry are we still being subsidies instead of being invested in? As an industry we are bringing so much revenue into this country, we are exported all over the world, economically and socially we are the strongest growing business in Britain. So why are we not treated as an asset of growth and development?

Inside the heart of each and every one of us there is a longing to be understood by someone who really cares. When a person is understood, he or she can put up with almost anything in the world.

So the National Theatre just celebrated 50 years. There's a huge British movement with British Actors, Musicians, Directors, Writers, Dancers, Creatives etc…making their stamp all over the world. Yet the Torys are axeing Drama as a GCSE, Are you seriously kidding me? I did Drama at school and am so proud of my qualification which helped to give me the confidence and inspired me to take a chance in life but not just a chance...but a second chance.

I fall in love with people’s passion. The way their eyes light up when they talk about the thing they love and the way they fill with light.

Every business is like Hollywood or the UK film business..amibition corrupts and it is also the major ingrediant to GREATNESS.

Some seem to get a lil more luck than others when our cards are dealt when it comes to what pleases the eye but am glad my job takes me past that as we are always looking for all shapes, sizes, ages and so I don't discriminate, In my world everyone is beautiful and a gift to the world and all the luck in the world can't give you heart and thats is a blessing which I love to see most in people.

Probably the most poignant advice I have ever been given, still resounds in me today: "When you feel fear, it's a signal that you are closer to the truth, a signal to go deeper"

Through my years of experience and travels overseas and abroad, I have gained the knowledge, training and versitility of being able to conform to the many facets needed in this life. My experience within foreign countries has allowed me to expand my horizon, giving me the passion to continue on my journey as I discover new traditions, cultures and way of life. Confident that this will enhance my ability as a man to be open to the wonderful world of discoveries and adventure.

Always seek to enrich, enpower and love the people in your life, for each one is unique and beatifuly made. Let everyone know how important they are to you. Life is short and the end may be sonner than you think. A couple of years back I took my life and stepped of the precipice…, and I am still falling, it is both invigorating and frightening, all at the same time. I’d recommend it to everyone.

Since I was a child, I have always loved film. Everything about film. Acting, directing, screenplay, cinematography, film score - You name it, I love it! 

You will also find my blog apart from film shows my love of Norfolk, the Ocean, my first love Scuba Diving and the Stars, When I was eight years old I worked out how much I would weigh on each of the planets in our solar system. For example on Mars I weighed 3 and Jupiter 28 stone.


Am quite old fashioned and I know life has always been kind to me. I have had my fair share of luck but its the struggles we learn the most from. I hope I have to strive everyday because I learn more that way.

Follow your dreams because they never lie to you and share the joy that lives and breathes from you.

I like people with depth, I like people with emotion, I like people with a strong mind, an interesting mind, a twisted mind, and also someone that can make me smile.

From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.
Jacques Yves Cousteau

I guess the real fact of the matter is, we don’t know what tomorrow is going to bring and the only thing we really have is right now. So, don’t stay angry for too long and learn to forgive. Love your friends and family with all your heart. Have fun and live your life the way you want to live it. Most of all, don’t worry about people that don’t like you and enjoy the ones that do.

I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.

 

Well done to my very good friends who I have known since I started in this crazy business Kugan Cassius from East London and James Helder from Merton, I have given them both speaking roles in films in the past and have watched them thrive within the boxing and sporting arena. Both recently signed a deal in LA and Marbella with MGM and also now have a Boxing show once a week every Thursday on the TV. Both of you I have the upmost respect for and although missed the show earlier tonight I will catch up with it later. Am in awe of the work ethic you both have.

Also loved watching ‘Chasing Shadows’ on ITV starring a couple of people I have had the pleasure to work with, Firstly actor Noel Clarke (DCI Carl Pryor) of who I will always remember as a actor who i admired from his early days and then had the pleasure to know him socially and at work, He was joined in Episode 1 by Doug Allen (DI Gary Stanton) and who we of course was the lead in ‘The Guvnors’ Through out the 4 weeks we saw Susan Lynch (Dr Ellesmere) who is no relation but had the pleasure to work with on my first ever film ‘The Scouting Book for Boys’ I was really pleased to see my friend and talented actress Rita Ramnani (Aaron’s Solicitor) pop up on episode 2 along side my lovely friend and extremely dedicated actress Lorraine Stanley who is doing the narration on my own film ‘Onward Christian Soldiers’ which is in now finished and in the final edit phase. She also starts her theatre run in the west end tomorrow and who I know is really looking forward to treading the boards again, Like she said to me last week “when am on stage she feels at home”, Last week and this week saw my dear friend who as helped me so much with advice along the way Craig Conway who introduced himself to us as Tommie Purdie and also this week my pal and room mate Martin Hancock (Eamon Thirsk) made an appearance. Craig who is starring in theatre performance of ‘Kes’ in Rotherham at the moment “mate I don’t know how you kept that plot twist quiet mate but the finally in tonights episode was worth the 4 episode wait”. Kudos to casting director who is normally known for independent film Dan Hubbard for casting them and actress Alex Kingston who played missing children worker Ruth Hattersley  along side Reece Shearsmith the quirky and social inept DS Stone

Will just say its refreshing and inspiring to see so many of those I have worked with in independent film be making on the TV and mainstream and as made me think over the last 4 weeks while seeing more actors who I have worked with that casting which I will be the first to admit I’ve only really played at for now and should be putting more effort into what am doing. I know these actors personally and professionally and not blowing my own trumpet but could have cast such a show so am doubling my efforts so one day I can live and realise my own goals that I want to achieve. Well done everyone and well done to the writer. You got me.

Just finished a fantastic day and evening on set. off tomorrow so free to be me.

Have a terrific Thursday everyone.

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Anonymous asked
Can u check the link to the zombie post, Thx

Thanks to all that have got in touch to say the link is broken or can’t view the Zombie cooperate video we did for ‘The Open University’ which I posted earlier today.

It’s a little short film made by ‘Sandstorm Media’ based in Bristol for the TOU. I’ve checked the link now at 10pm and all looks OK now. Let me know if you are still having problems and will post the direct link to YouTube for you. :-)

Oh and happy first day of Autumn to those that love this time of year and to Emma Watson all I can say is Bravo.

Nite.

Delighted to have had another enquiry through our Zombie extras website which I set up after supplying zombie extras to few productions now on Sky, BBC, commercials and independent film.
On Friday last week ‘tigeraspect’ who are making a programme for the BBC got in touch with me to supply zombies for a forthcoming production. TG part of ‘Endemol’ have had 21 years experience in making programmes for TV such as the recent ‘Ripper Street’ ‘Peekyblinders’ to favourites such as Teachers’ ‘Stella Street’ and ‘Mr Bean’
Over the weekend and today I have been contacting those of you I feel are suitable so please get back to me ASAP with your availability so I can put you through. Thank you
Registration ended last month at ‘Zombie Extras’ but you can still apply and when I open registration again we will contact you for future productions.
http://www.zombieextras.co.uk

Delighted to have had another enquiry through our Zombie extras website which I set up after supplying zombie extras to few productions now on Sky, BBC, commercials and independent film.

On Friday last week ‘tigeraspect’ who are making a programme for the BBC got in touch with me to supply zombies for a forthcoming production. TG part of ‘Endemol’ have had 21 years experience in making programmes for TV such as the recent ‘Ripper Street’ ‘Peekyblinders’ to favourites such as Teachers’ ‘Stella Street’ and ‘Mr Bean’

Over the weekend and today I have been contacting those of you I feel are suitable so please get back to me ASAP with your availability so I can put you through. Thank you

Registration ended last month at ‘Zombie Extras’ but you can still apply and when I open registration again we will contact you for future productions.

http://www.zombieextras.co.uk

There is a picture and a video of little ole me with my fellow zombies on the front page of ‘The Open University’ Website.What this lady did for this man in her life genuinely brought a tear to my eye when she surprised him for all the support he had given her during her time with ‘The Open University’
CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

There is a picture and a video of little ole me with my fellow zombies on the front page of ‘The Open University’ Website.
What this lady did for this man in her life genuinely brought a tear to my eye when she surprised him for all the support he had given her during her time with ‘The Open University’

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

I know its late but can’t go without posting this as today on 20th Sept 1914, Kenneth More was born (first 3 images), he earned 4 BAFTA noms including a win.

Famous for playing the role of Sir Douglas Bader (4th Image) my childhood hero in ‘Reach for the Sky’ its a film that I can’t never pass when I see on the TV schedule, It was an honour for me to be asked to take part in a national magazine photoshoot (5th image) and a chance to explain the impact that the flying ace and hero of the WWII had on my own life. Like I said at the time that he didn’t let the fact of his disability stop him from achieving his own goals and like him I wanted to Reach for the Sky with my own. Thanks to Kenneth and his portrayal and the book written I had a hero growing up and that great man who my father introduced me to still inspires me today.

Good Morning,

A day well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. You’ll deserve a lifetime of precious days and every day of your life to be more beautiful than the previous one. Be positive and give yourself a reason to smile and you will never miss the beauty of every new dawn.

Good luck to our first aiders today, have a terrific Thursday everyone.

Feeling Nuts - A production from Fulwell 73 (The Guvnors, Life of Ryan)

Jack Whitehall a friend of ours and the production company ‘Fulwell 73’ has been named as the host of ‘Feeling Nuts’ a one-off TV comedy show which aims to help spread awareness of the risks of testicular cancer and I have tickets for the show at the 02 arena if you want them.

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Jack and Harley at the premiere to our film ‘The Guvnors’ in August 2014

The Channel 4 stand-up show, which will be screened in October, is billed as a format that will bring together “a host of talent from the world of music, comedy, TV, film and sport as part of a 90-minute prime-time never-before-seen live entertainment show, empowering the nation to feel nuts and talk bollocks!”

'Feeling Nuts' has been developed in conjunction with the social movement 'Check One Two'. The campaign was set up by two sets of brothers - Simon & Andrew Salter and Simon & Phil Tucker after they heard the story of one mother's loss of her son to testicular cancer at the age of 19, due to embarrassment and lack of knowledge. Check One Two aims to empower men worldwide with the positive message about staying in regular check with their testicles.

The Check One Two message has already been seen over 153,000,000 times on Twitter and Instagram according to data analysis by Brandwatch, with a number of celebrities having joined in with the #FeelingNuts hashtag. Ricky Gervais joined the cause earlier this month by challenging Ben Stiller, Will Arnett and Aaron Paul to grab their crotches.

The ‘Feeling Nuts’ show will be shown on Channel 4 in October, alongside the network’s ‘Stand Up To Cancer’ season.

If you would like to go along and be in the audience, watch the full show to the ‘Feeling Nuts’ evening at the 02 arena on Tuesday 23rd September then let me know.

VERY PLEASED TO SEE THIS.
Ray Quinn as his VIP launch party tonight which am pleased to have been invited to, sorry I can’t make it as am teaching a first aid course and don’t want to let my students down but am also pleased to see its at Number 2 in the ITunes chart. Well done to Ray and his manager Steve Coxhall and will see you both very soon.

VERY PLEASED TO SEE THIS.

Ray Quinn as his VIP launch party tonight which am pleased to have been invited to, sorry I can’t make it as am teaching a first aid course and don’t want to let my students down but am also pleased to see its at Number 2 in the ITunes chart. Well done to Ray and his manager Steve Coxhall and will see you both very soon.

Some exciting news! London Hood selected for the AOF International Film Festival Los Angeles.

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Directed by Sean Cronin (SkyFall) ‘London Hood’ is about journalist Anna Banbury is pulling together a feature on life after sport and her researcher has handed her an interesting mix of highly paid and low paid athletes to explore. One of the potential candidates is a former world champion kickboxer Johnny Johnson who appears to have abruptly left the sport in a shadow of speculation around a gambling addiction and major debts! Anna manages to land an interview with the former fighter and quickly finds herself exposed to the truth and hurled into experiencing a very dark side of London.

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London Hood due out in 2015, written by Cengiz Davis, his 3rd film and who also had a small cameo part in director James Nunn’s ‘Green Street 3 Underground’ which we supplied the extras to so am pleased that ‘The Lynch Mob Agency’ supplied the supporting artists to this one too, Having also just finished working with director Sean on ‘The Puppet Masters’ am expecting my ticket to LA in the post am I Sean and Cengiz?

Thank you.

Good morning,

In the small hours I have mostly been reconstructing, construction, sneezing from sawdust and later a first aid instructor exam.

Have a fantastic Tuesday everyone 

Good Morning everyone and a Happy 30th Birthday to Prince Harry.
So why this post?
Well am not really a royalist but like millions of others I managed to watch some of the Invictus games over the weekend. Now I may have missed the closing ceremony last night but I did catch the opening where what I witnessed also like so many am sure was our young royal come of age. I am Invictus the games for the injured service man was the brain child of Harry and while watching his opening speech of which he is no stranger to speaking publicly but I saw a nerviness about him which I had never seen before. I can only contribute this which endeared me to him to his passion to make the games a success as from the outset he knew of all the hard work that so many had put in. I saw his father prince Charles look on with pride of his son who was first inspired to put this together by the American ‘The Warrior Games’ which he visited last year and am sure like us all I thought well done to you Harry and the team of people that brought the UK and 12 other nations wounded service man to our shores.
Held at the Olympic park we saw men and women parade out behind there countries flags each with all there own disabilities and it reminded me of my own hero who my own father had introduced to me as a child, Sir Douglas Bader who in the 2nd World War lost his legs in a flying accident. I wonder if he had read the victorian poem by William Ernest Henley which inspired so many others when faced with their own fears. 
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.


In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.


Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.


It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.
The games over but those injured men and women from each country and different forces, no matter which side of battle they fought for or represented, for the games at least we won’t remember who won or lost but how much it must of meant too them to be taking part in the games and sport which must have inspired and gave so many of these men and women hope when losing an eye, a limb, It gave them a drive where there was despair. 
Happy Birthday Prince Harry and to all those involved with ‘The Invictus Games’ the brave and courageous service men and women and to sport I salute you. Thank you.

Good Morning everyone and a Happy 30th Birthday to Prince Harry.

So why this post?

Well am not really a royalist but like millions of others I managed to watch some of the Invictus games over the weekend. Now I may have missed the closing ceremony last night but I did catch the opening where what I witnessed also like so many am sure was our young royal come of age. I am Invictus the games for the injured service man was the brain child of Harry and while watching his opening speech of which he is no stranger to speaking publicly but I saw a nerviness about him which I had never seen before. I can only contribute this which endeared me to him to his passion to make the games a success as from the outset he knew of all the hard work that so many had put in. I saw his father prince Charles look on with pride of his son who was first inspired to put this together by the American ‘The Warrior Games’ which he visited last year and am sure like us all I thought well done to you Harry and the team of people that brought the UK and 12 other nations wounded service man to our shores.

Held at the Olympic park we saw men and women parade out behind there countries flags each with all there own disabilities and it reminded me of my own hero who my own father had introduced to me as a child, Sir Douglas Bader who in the 2nd World War lost his legs in a flying accident. I wonder if he had read the victorian poem by William Ernest Henley which inspired so many others when faced with their own fears. 

Out of the night that covers me,

Black as the pit from pole to pole,

I thank whatever gods may be

For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance

I have not winced nor cried aloud.

Under the bludgeonings of chance

My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears

Looms but the horror of the shade,

And yet the menace of the years

Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,

How charged with punishments the scroll,

I am the master of my fate,

I am the captain of my soul.

The games over but those injured men and women from each country and different forces, no matter which side of battle they fought for or represented, for the games at least we won’t remember who won or lost but how much it must of meant too them to be taking part in the games and sport which must have inspired and gave so many of these men and women hope when losing an eye, a limb, It gave them a drive where there was despair. 

Happy Birthday Prince Harry and to all those involved with ‘The Invictus Games’ the brave and courageous service men and women and to sport I salute you. Thank you.

All over this planet
I see how a day will fade,
I see people standing nervous
for the promises to be made. 
I see the first kisses
the first dances and slow turning 
I see the moon cheer up 
when the sky finishes her burning. 
All over this big planet 
I see the colours before night,
after all I have seen I still know
I will always chase the light.