life stories

Straw Dogs

Just turned 20, I had received some powerful reviews after the release of The Strange Affair a film I starred in with Michael York when the legendary theatrical agent Dennis Sellinger who had seen the film in preview called to ask me to take a meeting at his...

When filming began

The filming of Straw Dogs, effectively, began with three weeks of rehearsal time an unusual luxury for any actor, but one that everyone welcomed with open arms. The first day on the sound stage at Twickenham Studios was somewhat of an eye opener. Work began at ten...

Extract from that defining moment

The sun was blazing down and the sky a pale blue with occasional white puffy clouds swept along by the breeze, as the fast running river lapped on the jetty. Our garden on the banks of the river Thames, always felt busy in summer months with constant small craft...