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July 2013

Hi Guys

Firstly, apologies for the mess up with last months entry, I just seemed to get further and further behind, until it was pointless updating it, as I was only days away from writing the July update.

It was a mad, bad July, so I can now take a deep breath and update you all.

A couple of meetings took place with Sky and CH4, both of which didn't pan out (well actually, one did, but not how I expected it to), I'll tell you a little more, later in the entry.

Firstly, Harvester restaurants. I was cast as the head chef in a new commercial, which is currently airing and can be seen, pretty much everywhere. Keep an eye out for it, as I'm only in at the top, for about 5 seconds – don't you just love commercials!

Things didn't work out on a nice job, shooting in Jordan, called “Fireball in the desert”, I can't say too much, as it would breach confidentiality, but I think it would have been fun to do.

I was also approached to play the part of Ben Goesser in a new drama for Sky. Again, for whatever reason, it didn't work out, until about a week later, when I received a call, asking if I would be interested in playing the character of “Gallagher” (again for Sky) in their new drama series, “Obsession – dark desires”.

I was sent the script and it's a nice part. I need to brush up on my American accent as it's set in the USA, I play the lead characters father, who tries to support his daughter after she becomes the victim of a stalking campaign.

Several nice scenes which involve me, (including night shoots) to complete, again, I can't say too much until it has transmitted, but, if it watches as well as it reads, it will be a cracker. I'll keep you posted on dates and add some further information in the August diary entry.

On a personal note, we are now proud owners of the most beautiful chocolate brown Cocker Spaniel puppy. She is 8 weeks old and although she's a bundle of mischief, she's a welcome addition to our family and I'm looking forward to spending lots of time with her over the coming months and years.

Well, I'm off now, I've developed sciatica in my left leg and it is killing. I'm hoping the therapist I will see in half an hour, will be able to put it right. If not, I'm going to need to visit Boots and stock up with painkillers – big style!

As always, if anything of interest happens, I'll add a “STOP PRESS”, if not, I'll write again in September, when I will have completed filming, been to the races and watched the fabulous Scouting for Girls, at an open air gig – fabulous!!

Take care.

John xx