Forty Years On 1968 (1).jpg Alan Bennett, John Gielgud, Merlin Ward

Forty Years On

I was fortunate to be one of six boys to have a speaking role in Alan Bennett's 'Forty Years On' at the Apollo Theatre and I relished every moment.

Alan Bennett is top left and I am top right. Sir John Gielgud is sitting. 

I am still in touch with Alan Bennett who is one of the kindest people I have ever known - apart from being the most brilliant.

Child's Play

 About a year after 'Forty Years On' closed I was cast in another West End play set in a boys' school starring Laurence Harvey and Rupert Davies.  'Child's Play' was a gory thriller and although not as big a success as 'Forty Years On' I enjoyed working with Laurence Harvey and Rupert Davies who went out of their way to be friendly to a young actor.   Laurence Harvey is to the right in the photo and I am standing next to him.

About a year after 'Forty Years On' closed I was cast in another West End play set in a boys' school starring Laurence Harvey and Rupert Davies.

'Child's Play' was a gory thriller and although not as big a success as 'Forty Years On' I enjoyed working with Laurence Harvey and Rupert Davies who went out of their way to be friendly to a young actor. 

Laurence Harvey is to the right in the photo and I am standing next to him.

Crossroads

 During my acting career, I made many TV appearances often in comedies such as 'Please Sir!' with John Alderton, 'His Lordship Entertains' with Ronnie Barker, and the 'Dick Emery Show'.  In 1977, I was cast as a cockney garage mechanic in the soap 'Crossroads' playing most of my scenes opposite Karan David (pictured). It was a big summer romance and for a couple of years I was recognised everywhere I went.   Subsequent work included 'The Stud' with Joan Collins, 'Carry On Emmannuelle', and the US drama series 'The Love Boat', in which I played a commercials director in a scene with screen legend, Trevor Howard.   Links below:

During my acting career, I made many TV appearances often in comedies such as 'Please Sir!' with John Alderton, 'His Lordship Entertains' with Ronnie Barker, and the 'Dick Emery Show'.

In 1977, I was cast as a cockney garage mechanic in the soap 'Crossroads' playing most of my scenes opposite Karan David (pictured). It was a big summer romance and for a couple of years I was recognised everywhere I went. 

Subsequent work included 'The Stud' with Joan Collins, 'Carry On Emmannuelle', and the US drama series 'The Love Boat', in which I played a commercials director in a scene with screen legend, Trevor Howard. 

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