I have been fortunate to work as an actor in theatre, films, television, radio, adverts and corporate films and training, and performed in more than 30 pantomimes, playing everything from Ugly Sister, to Baron Hard-up to Dame.
As a writer I have written TV scripts ("Fenn Street Gang
" and "Keep It In The Family"
) but in 2002 began writing books. My first crime fiction novel, "Each Man Kills" was published by Gomer Press in 2002 and is available in a new edition by Andrews UK.
Left: marching to save St James's Theatre with Vivien Leigh and
The more mature Frankie in Beechwood Care Home in East London - A Day in The Lives of Frankie Abbott, a new comedy play with David Barry and Linda Regan.
I have adapted the play into a TV sitcom. A full half-hour script is available, plus five more storylines for further episodes.
See the promo video for the audience reaction of the first night at Phoenix Artist Club on April 20th, following a sell-out performance. Click on FirstNight
Playing Dame in pantomime
As Frankie Abbott in "Please Sir!" with John Alderton as Bernard Hedges
With Mai Zetterling in "Seven Waves Away" - US title "Abandon Ship".
Starring Tyrone Power and Stephen Boyd.
With Paul Scofield in Graham Greene's "The Power and the Glory" at the Phoenix Theatre, London in 1956, directed by Peter Brook.
A cast which also included Harry H Corbett and Brian Wilde.
It opened at the Theatre Royal Brighton before transferring to the West End for a limited season.
Michael in "The Boys in the Band"
New Theatre, Cardiff 1977
with Barry Howard, Johnny Worthy and Eric Leroy. The play also toured to the MacRobert Centre Stirling and Theatre Royal Norwich.
In a Sing Sing penitentiary cell in
2003 - researching the novel Willie the Actor about real life bank robber William Sutton.
A DAY IN THE LIVES OF FRANKIE ABBOTT
The play was seen by many people in 2016 at the EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL and it received a 5 star review in the EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS.