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I have been informed that Bray Studio Management wish to reconvert part of the Studios into housing. That is their right, and far be it from me to tell them how to run their business in these financially troubled times. But it does seem a shame that the studio can not be updated or used as a film school.
I have never understood why guided tours have not been conducted at Bray, as there have been numerous people asking me about it. Realistically, the only way this situation will be rectified is if there is a major investor who is prepared to make some capital investment.
There are campaigns online to halt the sale and demolition of the studio, so sign up. Once it’s done it cannot be undone. With so much interest in Hammer still, it would be a crying shame for a place of such cultural significance to be lost forever.
I would also like to say that I was saddened at the passing of both Lynn Redgrave and Christopher Cazenove. Lynn and I worked at the National Theatre together for four years, and Christopher and I appeared in a stage version of Dracula together in Windsor many moons ago. Both were consummate professionals and shall be sorely missed.
There have been two further DVD releases that I feature in.
(Albeit briefly) The Two Faces of Dr Jekyll. For a review, and to purchase this DVD for £11.99 go to www.moviemail-online.co.uk
The other long-awaited release is Never Take Sweets From A Stranger (AKA: Never Take Candy From A Stranger). This release is part of a 6-film set called “The Icons of Suspense Collection” but sadly is only available in U.S. Region 1 format. So if your DVD player reads R1 DVD’s you’re in luck!
A limited number appear to be available on sale at Amazon.co.uk, and the collection is also available at Amazon.com.
And just when you think some performances from your past are lost for all time (some I wish remained that way!) they suddenly re- surface on DVD.
As is the case with Napoleon and Love: The Complete Series which has recently been released. It’s a veritable who’s who of 1970’s acting talent headed by Ian Holm as Napoleon, so worth a look I think. It’s available from most shopping outlets and play.com for £16.99.
A few more outings from my career have been released onto DVD. It’s just a shame I won’t get any residuals from them!!
Please Sir – The Complete Third Series
Episode 2 - Disc 2 - Catch a Falling Drop-Out
Acting opposite my great friend George Layton:
Doctor At Large – The Complete Series
Episode 1 - Disc 4 - Pull the Other One
Thriller: The Complete Series Created by Brian Clemens
Series 5 - Episode 5 - Good Salary, Prospects, Free Coffin
School for Unclaimed Girls (original title The Smashing Bird I Used to Know) is available at play.com for £3.99