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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 ☻
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.
Delighted to announce a film we supplied the extras to ‘All about Janet’ will be having its premiere in November, The film shot in London and Birmingham is a short starring the extremely talented Valarie Monk and whom I first came aware of about 3 years ago. I wish the film the success it deserves and my best wishes to the cast and crew and can’t wait to catch up with you at the premiere of the 22nd November.
Also am pleased to say that the sequel to the film is in preproduction and have been giving a role playing Gary, Similar to my character in ‘Terror Nation’ he’s brutal but not as psychotic as Paul Milland where violence was never far from his mind and remember well what it took to get into the mind of that character, Gary whose violence comes from his necessity to feed his drug habit and is hell bent on destruction for short term gains. I will be giving the character all I can muster to give a performance I can look back and be proud off.
'All about Janet' will be released in November.
Tonight am off to see some performers in which am promised will be vocal cocktail of talent at ‘The Luna Lounge’ in Leytonstone to raise some funds but before that am delighted to be invited to ‘Anchor House’ in East London this afternoon, dedicated to helping the homeless in one of London’s most underdeveloped areas by empowering them through teaching of life skills.
Am looking forward to meeting all the residents of which this is a lifeline for so many, chatting about our recent ‘Sleep out for Crisis’ and then a meal for myself, prepared by those who this organisation is committed to helping. This invite is bestowed on people who work with the homeless from members of the general public who raise awareness to people in the public eye such as long serving anchor man of ‘Newsnight’ Jeremy Paxman from time to time,
To receive this invitation I feel that am not worthy if am honest, am truly humbled and honoured.
To see the latest news on our ‘Sleep out for Crisis’ click the link.
R.I.P. Richard Kiel (pictured above with our director of ‘Cockneys vs Zombies’ Mathias Horne a man who I loved working with over 30 films ago and who celebrates his Birthday tomorrow.).
One of the more memorable Bond henchman villains in a period where I agreed with my father when we thought the franchise was being played a little too much for laughs for our liking. Yet as ‘Jaws’, he had enough presence in ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ that when in the subsequent ‘Moonraker’ arch-villain Drax (Michael Lonsdale) said on the phone, “oh well, if you can get HIM” and the picture cut to Jaws (Kiel) passing through Customs at an airport, a delicious feeling of anticipation went through myself and the cinema audience.
Alles Gute zum Geburtstag Mathias