Hey diddle-dee-dee:
An Actor’s Life for Me!

Saturday 5th October 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Queen’s Hall
£10.00 per person


simon williamsThose of you who’ve read Simon’s columns in The Telegraph Magazine will know he sees the world through a rose- tinted lens. After more than 50 years working in the business they call ‘show’ he is still as besotted with it as he was when he began. From weekly rep, through the heady days of Upstairs Downstairs, to today when he is a resident of Britain’s favourite village, Ambridge, as Justin Elliott in The Archers.

From the roller coaster of his career, Simon will be talking about the successes and the flops. He has worked with an amazing range of actors including Peter Sellers, Celia Johnson, Victoria Wood, Nigel Havers, Marianne Faithfull, Judi Dench, and just now Aidan Turner (yes, a tiny part in Poldark). There will be laughs and nostalgia and some thoughts about the changing world around us.

Simon will be taking questions, no matter how awkward, and dishing some modest dirt. Do come.

After Simon Williams, there will be an opportunity to sample delicious complimentary savoury treats provided by No 1 Broad Street. We invite you to join us in the Queen’s Hall from 8.30 onwards and enjoy them. What a great way to end Saturday at Bookfest! So please don’t hurry away.