What exactly is it I do?
It's an eclectic mix but this website will give you a idea of the range of my work for my clients, most of whom have been with me for many years.
I worked for thirteen years as an Actors' Agent at the Mayer & Eden agency, having started with a Degree in English & Drama at The University of Manchester. I followed that with seven years as an Agent at the Clare Vidal-Hall agency working with Directors, Designers & Lighting Designers. In each agency representing a number of Award winning clients (Academy, Emmy, Olivier, Tony, BAFTA) as well as young clients at the start of a blossoming career. That gave me a broad skillset to now help freelancers in the industry in a wide variety of related areas:-
* I have a couple of clients to whom I offer Personal Management:
Sylvester McCoy as an Actor
Trevor Neal & Simon Hickson as performers and as writers; either as a 'Trev & Simon' or individually
* I have other Regular Clients who have a separate agent handling their performance work but use me for the areas their agent doesn't cover - and all use me in very different ways: Jenny Agutter, Gawn Grainger, Peter Guinness, Sheila Hancock, Geraldine James, Heather Peace, Roberta Taylor, Zoë Wanamaker & Richard Wilson, as well as retired agent Jeremy Conway and writer/director Julian Simpson. All need entirely different support and this page will tell you more.
* I run the John Thaw Foundation from my office - a small charity set up by John before he died which supports underprivileged and disadvantaged children. Trustees meet twice a year to consider applications.