Hi folks.

My name is Rich ( to some people ‘ Tom’ ..but more that of later !) .

I live in Lichfield , UK with my pooch , Charlie . For most of my life I’ve been an Actor …a job that many perhaps see as glamorous one but for most of us who take that somewhat rocky route it’s something of a precarious life. I’ve done OK and have worked pretty extensively on a range of theatre and TV over the years . Not remotely famous but making a living ( just ! ) Some months have been great and money has been made – others have been slow and the inevitable worry about how the bills are going to be covered comes around again. Alongside the acting I’ve done all sorts of things – set up and managed theatre schools , taught Drama , produced plays and set up companies . its all part and parcel of the life of an Actor – to do the work you love you have create other income streams and keep a lot of irons in the fire .

I’m coming to the stage in my life ( ‘ no spring chicken ‘ would kindly describe me ! ) where I feel there is another twist . Another turn in the road . I’ve thought long and hard about what I could do and I think it makes sense to focus on what I enjoy and what , hopefully , I can do pretty well . I love to write . I think its an art form that is sadly dying in an age of texting and face time. I also love to take pictures – still and moving -to illustrate all kinds of things like travel , friendships and beautiful places . So…the obvious step , it seems , is to blog and vlog ! Those are two words I never thought Id even say but it seems to make sense .

So….this site will be my launch platform for the journey ahead . I will do my best to make film clips and blogs that are interesting and might even strike a chord with some people . Please feel free to say hello and share thoughts along the way Oh , and as the ‘ Tom ‘ thing – it’s my stage name . Richard was already taken ! Probably half the people I know call me ‘Tom’ so if thats you …don’t change !