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 perfomers and as writers; either as a 'Trev & Simon' or individually
* I have Regular Other 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 different ways. Amongst them Sheila Hancock, Zoë Wanamaker, Jenny Agutter, Roberta Taylor, Peter Guinness, Celia Imrie, Gawn Grainger, Geraldine James as well as retired agent Jeremy Conway. All need entirely different support. That can include anything from my Business Management Service covering their accounts & paying bills for them, to running their social media news-feeds for them; from handling fan-mail & charity appearances to managing ad-hoc situations like moving house, setting up home offices, house emergencies, or organising an event. You can find out more here.
* 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.
* I also worked as a Producer on the audio-dramas: Strangeness in Space (reaching No6 in the iTunes comedy chart and on the Guardian's 'Podcasts You Need to Hear' list) and The Minister of Chance (which won the Parsec Award in the USA, and was nominated at the BBC Audio Awards). Each series we crowd-funded to a season of six parts, either through established crowd-funding platforms or in-house web stores.