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My self-summary
Single some years now and still excited by the possibilities.
Busy with various great projects - some work; some I just enjoy.

I've been a nurse, an actor/singer, an editor, a garden designer and a few other mini careers in between. I love learning new stuff! But I'm very happy to be back being an actor (& director).

I'm an independent soul and have never really felt the need to be 'joined at the hip' in a relationship. But it is nice to share - so it would be great to meet someone who shared some of my interests and maybe introduced me to new ones. I'm quite happy going to a movie/play/concert by myself - but then it's better to have someone to discuss it with afterwards... and it's lovely to have closeness, warmth

I might as well be bold and describe my ideal... Wit, intelligence and creative talent are all attractive. Energy, spontaneity and open-minded thinking are probably requirements too. A bit of culture, a sense of adventure and some spiritual depth could be nice. Laughter and kissing would be lovely.
I have loads of sheet music - maybe you could play some of it..?

Ok, I know I'm pushing my luck, but hey - don't ask; don't get!

(And I do actually want to MEET at some point so let's be practical - if you don't live in LONDON or thereabouts... I'm too busy for cyber-friends.)

I am bright, spontaneous and creative. (a bit pissed off that I'm 60+ - but loving the free travel! Oh well, don't feel it or look it so who cares?!)
What I’m doing with my life
I'm an actor. I also occasionally teach vocal and presentation skills in the corporate world, as well as actors/acting students naturally. I'm focussing on my acting at the moment after having finally returned to it after a long gap. It feels like I've come home at last.

I do direct too which I enjoy and am developing that skill.
This year in between acting work I've directed a short play for a festival, Youth Theatre group in Grimm Tales and a '24hr Plays' event. I'm currently directing some new writing..

Loved performing 'She Stoops to Conquer' @ the Minack Theatre in Cornwall - a magical experience and 'open-air' theatre now on the CV!
Was in my first 'soap' - albeit a 'web series'! A useful learning curve in filming and enjoyable. Third series finished & the 1st series has just launched online...
A recent commercial about DNA heritage I filmed in Copenhagen, turned out to be an amazing project and went viral!

Love singing too... would like to do more. Those old jazz standards I learned from my mother as a kid are still with me... there are so many fab songs - in all genres... (looked into joining a local branch of Rock Choir - seems like fun)
Also need to do more with my voice-over work...

Doing my best to stay fit, mix it up with swimming and cycling (the 'fairweather' variety, so just good hybrid, no racer!) and some hot yoga. Not really into the gym, would need musical distraction to keep me there as I find repetition dull! Dancing needs to be explored...
I’m really good at
- my work, which I love
- Singing - done friends' weddings and some jazz - as well as the shows/pantos of the past
- I have good comedy timing - but only other people's scripts; don't ask me to tell a joke I'm rubbish!
- a few other things too.. making chutney & cooking generally / driving / discussing offside / helping / understanding
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm friendly and open and people generally seem to like me - but what it is they notice first I guess it depends on who's noticing.
I've been described as 'feisty' - which I quite like... and 'brilliant', which I'd like even more if it was true!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Hotel New Hampshire (Irving), amongst numerous others; have enjoyed Hitchiker 'trilogy' (Adams) and Girl with Dragon Tattoo series (Larsson). Enjoyed Iain Banks Transition and Grisham's The Confession - have had to read so much factual stuff - so enjoying a bit of fiction. Just started I Capture The Castle - can't believe I missed it 'til now - and am reading Dorothy Parker biogs for research. Always a few books on the go... Love cookbooks too - so I can steal ideas!

MIB, Starman, Close Encounters, Tootsie, A Matter of Life and Death, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Chocolat, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Class Action, Throne of Blood, Kill Bill (both), some Woody Allen, Coen Bros., Tim Burton, Mike Leigh, Love Actually - mainly because my mate Bill is in it, as is my friend Carol and they don't even know each other! Anyway loads of other films too...
TV - I can always watch Attenborough stuff (he's always been a pin up for me - with Sting!)
Like old Frasiers - clever comedy ...and I do like a bit of legal drama so got hooked into The Good Wife - which was excellent with a rather soft ending..? So now onto Suits...
Don't listen to enough radio!

Let's not forget the plays... Shakespeare, Wilde, Shaw, Miller, Pinter, Ayckbourn, Hare, restoration comedy, various modern... oh too much yet to see... Liked 'Hangmen' @ The Royal Court; 'Yerma' @ The Young Vic was outstanding - want to work in these places! Reading a few play scripts at the moment, mainly to broaden my knowledge. In a couple of writing/devising groups - more fringe stuff being planned.

Too much music to quote - Bach, Handel & Puccini, Rachmaninov, Sondheim, Beatles, Stones, Cream, Bowie, Police & Sting, Ellington, Sarah Vaughan, Ella, Billie, Sinatra, Buena Vista Social Club, Bob Marley, Hendrix, Diana Krall, Jaime Cullum, Florence, Kaiser Chiefs, Maroon 5, Red Hot Chillies, - and more; the list goes on and grows...

Getting into baking a bit and have discovered that pastry is actually not that difficult... I have a signature cake - Spiced Honey; people like it.
Giving up meat one animal at a time: so far I no longer eat cow, pig, birds, goats & sheep...
But I love fish - especially fresh sardines - preferably eaten on / near a beach
and never underestimate lentils...
Six things I could never do without
my family & friends, music, good moisturiser, vitamins, htc phone and a 7th (rules are for breaking sometimes) my Mac
I spend a lot of time thinking about
my ambitions, places I'd like to go, the happiness of my family & friends, sex - not always in that order...
On a typical Friday night I am
Nothing's typical.
Might be socialising, rehearsing, watching/listening to some live performance, flying a kite... anything's possible. I don't have a routine life - hoorah!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am mystified by those that message me, enter into some messaging dialogue; seem quite genuine and straightforward chaps - then just disappear?! It's really irritating! I left here for a while as it was happening too frequently to be funny.
My cynical self assumes these men are married & dabbling...
well if that's you - fxck off. Some of us are genuine.
But... I'm back to look again.. Weekends might be more fun with some sharing...
You should message me if
- There is music in your soul
- You actually want to meet
- You like what you read (maybe you actually read some of this!)

(if you don't have a picture on your profile - why? This being the case, don't expect an answer)
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