Once released, I had to work very hard to get re-established in the ‘profession’ but was lucky enough to land a part in the UK’s longest running soap opera, Coronation Street. It was at the time of the Beatles rise to fame and I played a window cleaner from Liverpool who became an overnight sensation with a hit record! The two years that followed were a whirlwind of pop concerts, cabaret and rock and roll tours.
Then my luck ran out. I had a family, no work and owed the taxman far too much money! We struggled through the bad times and my luck changed for the better when I met a voice-over agent. I made a demo tape and from that day on, for about 25 years, my feet hardly touched the ground.