Monthly Archive: December 2013


Wishing everybody a great New Year.  This year has been fantastic and I have been working in Germany, Spain, Austria and the UK and I have met lots of wonderful people.   Special thanks to everyone who has supported me this year, you know who you are.

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WW1 Performance Pack. In January BBC School Radio begins a series of programmes to download offering everything you need to rehearse and perform our play Archie Dobson’s War, commemorating the outbreak of World War 1. Podcasts begin on 15/22/29th January 2014.

I play Archie.

archie dobson's war


The World according to Garp

Tune in to BBC Radio 4 on the 5th January for the first episode of The World according to Garp, I will be playing Young Garp in episode 1.  and Duncan in 2 and 3.

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Episode 1

The World According to Garp Episode 1 of 3

Duration:  58 minutes
First broadcast:              Sunday 05 January 2014               3.00 p.m. 

John Irving’s audacious, darkly comic and heartbreaking story about the life and times of T.S. Garp dramatised by Linda Marshall Griffiths.

New England 1942. Garp is born to nurse Jenny Fields, who raises him alone. As Garp becomes a young man he falls in love with wrestling or more specifically, the wrestling coach’s daughter Helen. Helen will only marry a writer and so begins Garp’s journey into becoming a novelist. Unfortunately for him, his mother Jenny is writing something of her own.

This compassionate coming-of-age story became a worldwide best seller and put Irving on the map as a leading novelist. This is the first episode of a three part dramatisation of a novel that is both acclaimed for its originality, and controversial for its dark representation of gender politics and sexual violence. Published in 1978 it went on to win the US National Book Award and was made into a film in 1982.

Dramatist Linda Marshall Griffiths adapted Irving’s A Prayer for Owen Meany for Radio 4 in 2009.

Directed by Nadia Molinari.


Jenny   Miranda Richardson
Garp      Lee Ingleby
Fat Stew    William Hope
Ernie          William Hope
Cushie        Lydia Wilson
Roxy           Lydia Wilson
Midge         Charlotte Emmerson
Charlotte  Charlotte Emmerson
Little Garp  Adam Thomas Wright
Helen          Lyndsey Marshal
Pooh           Amanda Hale
Pock            Amanda Hale
Nurse          Carys Eleri
Director     Nadia Molinari
Adaptor     Linda Marshall Griffiths
Writer         John Irving

The young 1s Christmas Show

Hi,  I will be on the internet radio site for from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  We will be doing a special show with 6 presenters, so lots of chat and great music. Join in the fun and games and log onto the site

There will be me,  Reggie, Beverley, Olivia, Sean and Lucy Cook and today we have Jasper doing the tech. I will put some photos in later.   Have a great Christmas Day.


Nearly Christmas

I am really looking forward to Christmas.  I went to Westfield Shopping Centre at Shepherds Bush to meet the Wardrobe Manager for my next project.  He bought me loads of great clothes.  The decorations in the malls were fantastic and there is an ice skating rink.  There were a lot of designer shops that didn’t have the prices on the items.  So I think it was a case of,  if you need to ask the price, you can’t afford it.  We walked around after we finished getting the wardrobe clothes and we didn’t see everything because you would need a whole day,   the place is massive!!



Wow! what a busy couple of days.  I am back home now after attending the world premier of ‘The Physician’ in Berlin.  It was filmed by a German film company and is showing first in Germany then Spain and negotiations are still on going for the rest of the world!

I had a great time, I really enjoyed the film and the locations were amazing.  I also met up with Tom Payne who plays Rob Cole, my older self, and Stellen Skarsgard who plays The Barber, my substitute father figure, and Olivier Martinez,  Elyas M’Barek, Fahri Yardim and Emma Rigby.


I got to walk the red carpet for the first time and it was really exciting and I didn’t know what to do and I was a bit confused because all the photographers kept calling to me to look this way and that, then Tom Payne came back and stood with me and showed me what to do.  He whispered where to look and how to stand and I am very grateful to him for his help.

The Physician - Berlin World Premier



The director, Philipp Stolzl  introduced me on the stage and reminded me to take a bow.  I was a bit nervous but when all the other actors came on and we joked around a bit,  it was great.  I would like to thank everybody for  being so nice.

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I met the author of The Physician, Noah Gordon and his son, Michael and his family.  It was great to talk to Noah and meet Michael who has been very kind and helpful too.

Noah Gordon and his son, Michael Gordon






Yesterday Emily, Jade and me finished recording a radio drama for the BBC.  It is called ‘Archie Dobson’s War’ written by Rob John and produced by the lovely Marie Crook and Stuart Fyfe.   It will be transmitted in January and it is a really moving story.  I will let you know the transmission dates later.   Marie and Stuart and everybody involved were lovely and they made us very welcome and comfortable.   I met up with Stephanie Racine who played my aunt on this project, she played my mum on a previous drama for the BBC, called ‘Storm’ and Harry Jardine who played my cousin was also in the BBC production of ‘The world according to Garp’ which we recorded  in November.

I spent a lot of time talking to Scott Joseph, who played my uncle,  who does a lot of radio productions and he told me all sorts of interesting things and was really helpful about being a radio actor.  Thank you to Laura Hyde for sorting all the arrangements.

From left to right it is Emily, Jade and me.  We all go to the same school, and we are also regular presenters on the internet radio provided via and the programme is called Theyoung1s and it is on every Wednesday between 4 p.m. to 6. p.m. you can listen live at and hear what young people debate about with some good songs thrown in.

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Stephanie Racine graduated from Bristol Old Vic and was Carlton Hobbs Winner 2012.



Scott Joseph. As well as his professional acting work, he regularly produces audio descriptive voice over content for several clients (including BBC, Channel 4 and UK TV).  He also has  a professional home recording studio.

Scott Joseph


Harry Jardine  graduated from RADA. He immediately joined the Carlton Hobbs radio award where he has been working with an abundance of established artists and directors. He has just finishing shooting on Ron Howard’s new feature In the Heart of the Sea.

Harry Jardine


John Norton played my dad, he is an actor, DJ and producer. He gained a BA in Drama from Manchester University in 1993

John Norton


Tracy Wiles played my mum, she trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama and was a winner of the coveted Carleton Hobbs BBC Radio Drama Award.

Tracy Wiles

Hope to meet you guys again soon.  Happy Christmas and a great New Year.



Congratulations to Alex Jarrett  in the junior round of @MonologueSlamUK @TriForceEvents  the winner.  I had a really good time on my first experience, doing a monologue on a stage and watched by a couple of hundred people.  I wrote my own piece and it was inspired by my Uncle who does have high spectrum Aspergers and Tourettes.   Here is the youtube link….

Next year there is going to be a separate junior section which is most probably a good idea after watching my mum cringing in her seat while watching the adult’s section which contained some rude bits!

My school friend, Jamie was in the final too and we will definitely will be back next year.