the text I sent out to members of my
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commitment to excellence.
What were you like?
your malarkey. And, um -
material - tick!)
In January I filmed a scene for a BBC
show called Taboo which should be on
screens early next year. I play a
solicitor's clerk and wear a terrific
November I shot scenes playing a
cathedral caretaker in ABC's new show
Still Star-Crossed; it may well be on
in the UK sometime in 2017.
And coming out in cinemas just after
Christmas is an extraordinary film
in which I play a
minor role as a teacher. I saw it at
the London Film Festival and it is,
quite simply, brilliant.
I performed Each of Us at Trouble
in Farsley, West
Yorkshire, in April.
In July I
previewed sections of Who Here's Lost?
(my current work in progress) at the
Port Eliot Festival.
Herenowfollows a small snippet:
checked in at the Hotel
Labyrinth and found our rooms an
hour later. The room had a
complimentary dressing gown,
which was cool, and a gas mask,
which was interesting. The
internal phone to the front desk
had doom-laden hold music
intended to make you hang up. I
persisted though, and ordered a
sheet of bubble wrap from the
room service menu. The guy came
with it and I didn’t have any
money to tip him so I let him
pop a bubble. Then another. And
that was it; I’m not made of
I've continued to write pieces about
games for The Idler and for Halloween
I wrote a murder mystery dinner party
game for BBC
Good Food magazine
didn't pick up a pilot script I wrote
called Leaside but I am hopeful that
another project called Pages from
Ceefax may one day find a producer.
And should you have some spare book
tokens, why not pop along to somewhere
like Bookseller Crow or Daunt Books
(other local bookshops may well be
available more locally to your
locality) and treat yourself or
someone with equally brilliant taste
as you with something excellent.
favourite books of this year have
Gradual by Christopher Priest
the Visible Can Vanish by Anna
Tree Climber's Guide by Jack Cooke
Vision by Tom King and Gabriel
by Polly Morland
Gone With The Mind by Mark Leyner
to Talk About Places You've Never
Been by Pierre Bayard
super-keen on books and will
gratefully receive any tip in return.
Top theatrethings included
YOUARENOWHERE at LIFT, Groundhog Day
at The Old Vic and Team Viking at the
Old Red Lion.
Musically, here's a short EweToob
of some of my most
played songs of 2016 (Trigger warning:
the videos include minor swears,
entirely foreign languages, Lynchian
cavorting, 1980s synths, Renaissance
Fayres, gym kit, and interpretive
Hey, thank you for being around for
this weird old year and let's see what
the cool new one brings.
If we can
all be excellent to each other I think
we'll be OK.
Please accept my (prompt) compliments
for the season and wish you an utterly
love and peace!