Life in Laytonia:  On A Reflective Note…

Life in Laytonia: “Ooh, Matron…”

I may be entering my 60th year in The Profession– for some reason the acting trade has always been referred to as ‘The Profession’ implying it is above all other professions (including the oldest one).  Why actors regard their professional calling superior to all...
Life in Laytonia:  On A Reflective Note…

Life in Laytonia: Game, Set & Tears…

As a writer, the question I get asked more than any other is: ‘What do you find most difficult when it comes to writing?’ I know that I have banged on (to a boring degree) about procrastination.  I have prattled on about searching for any ‘legitimate’ excuse to avoid...
Life in Laytonia:  On A Reflective Note…

Life in Laytonia: A Kiss On The Bottom

In 1960, in my first term at drama school, I wrote a short story.  Probably in my bedsit during a lonely weekend in the big city, I don’t recall. Short story shorter, I sold it to the BBC’s ‘Morning Story’ getting myself an acting job at the same time. Written an...