Profile updated 11/01/19
London, Heart of England
Chairman of the Guild 2004-6. Studied English at Oxford, then trained as an actor at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. 30 years' experience of radio, stage, film & T.V, including appearances in "Eastenders" "The Bill" and "Doctors". This Spring I appeared in "A Very English Scandal" with Hugh Grant. I spent four years with the RSC, working with Kenneth Branagh, Robert Stephens and Jude Law. Starred as Toad in "Wind in the Willows" at the Old Vic, Boris Johnson in "Who's the Daddy?" at the King's Head Theatre and as Dame Trot in "Jack and the Beanstalk" at Croydon. At Christmas I played Widow Twankey in "Aladdin" at the Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone.
Awarded Heart of England Blue Badge 2007. I work extensively with student groups, conducting site visits, offering walks and coach tours. I am a family man, with two children aged 10 and 13. Passionate devotee of Elvis, defender of Richard III and ever-hopeful follower of Fulham FC!
|Theatre walks/tours-students/groups-by prof.actor|
|Castles, Churches, Cathedrals, Palaces, Battles|
|Literature(MA Oxon): Shakespeare, Dickens, Wilde|
|Royalty(Richard111),Sport(Fulham FC), Music(Elvis)|
|Shakespeare's Stratford walks/tours by RSC actor|
|Oxford's Dreaming Spires-an Insider's view|
|Cotswolds Crafts, Cottages, Countryside, Customs|
|Galleries, Stately Homes, Warwick, Kenilworth|
Theatreland walks by R.S.C. actor for four years; I also played 'Toad' in 'Wind in the Willows' (Old Vic); 'Officer Krupke' in 'West Side Story' (Prince of Wales Theatre); prolific panto performer.
Literary walks and talks by English literature graduate ( 1985, M.A (Hons) in English Literature from Oxford University ). Particularly interested in London connections of Dickens and Shakespeare. Appeared in summer 2016 in "The Comedy of Errors" and "Much Ado About Nothing" for Guildford Shakespeare Company.
|Churches & Cathedrals||
Willing to climb right up to the Golden Gallery of the dome of St Paul's when required! Westminster Abbey tours a speciality.
World War 2: Cabinet War Rooms and Churchill Museum, HMS Belfast.
|London Areas in Depth|
|Ghosts, Murders & Mysteries||
Jack the Ripper and Haunted London walks.
|History & Prehistory||
Richard III Society member. Particularly interested in the Wars of the Roses.
|Castles & Palaces||
Specialist tours of HM Tower of London.
Walking tours of Royal London, including Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and Horse Guards Parade.
2012 Venues, Parliament, Windsor & Eton
MA (Hons) (Oxon)