I first worked on stage at the Half-Moon Theatre in
and in Steven Berkoff’s
, but more recently I put on my own one-man-show,
, at Stratford Fringe and then at Wilton’s Music Hall. This was a play
about my life growing up in East London and about the night of my British
Title Fight. I wrote the play and played all twenty characters.
The East End is a vital part of my life and experience and I am now working
to set up a feature film,
, working with a mixture of professional and non-professional actors.
Tony Bowers, from the Peacock Gym in Canning Town, will play Jimmy Woods,
a one-time mobster in the film. I’ve written the script for
myself, drawing on real events for a fictional story. It will show parts
of East End life that we never normally see onscreen as we follow the two
characters of the title going about their business sorting out people’s
problems, bringing justice to the streets and earning themselves some dough.
One of their jobs takes them to Russia and the film will bring East End
and Russian underworld characters together for the climax of the film.
I have written the story to put some strong people on the screen.
is now looking for investors to get the film into production.
Director Neil Huxley, is currently editing a documentary about my life
as both boxer and actor and this will be completed for distribution soon.