Doctor Who

Back in August, I filmed a small role in the New Year's Day special of Doctor Who. I played a character called Zak who *spoiler* doesn't last long against a Dalek.

It was such a brilliant experience, as I'm a fan of the show anyway. I got to hang out with Jodie, Bradley, Mandip, Tosin, Charlotte, Nikesh, and Daniel - the principal cast for the episode, and even gave them copies of my book, The Almost Animals.

Great way to start the New Year.

Shakespeare Masterclass with Mark McGann

I spent last Saturday with the marvellous Mark McGann, and a small group of actors. It was wonderfully enjoyable and instructive. Mark is extremely knowledgable and talented, as well as being unfailingly enthusiastic. I had been given Macbeth's final soliloquy to prepare. I must admit, Macbeth is one of the plays from which I turned away after being taught about it very poorly in English lessons, but it was rewarding to return to it after all these years.

In a stroke of luck, the workshop was held at the beautiful Holburne Museum, which is about a five minute walk from my flat.


Interviewed by DJ Forrest

I was interviewed by DJ Forrest over at Project: Torchwood about my (brief) appearance in the first series of Torchwood way back in 2006.

Interview with Hugh Holman