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Well we have the acting bug lets see where it takes us.
Well we have the acting bug lets see where it takes us.
A Wombat. Eats roots and leaves, Just like most Australian males.
OK we have been bitten and now we move on after a few years at the first theatre I decided to try out for a part in Agatha Christie's "Ten Little Niggers' I think the American version came out as Ten Little Indians.
This was to be performed in Melbourne's premier community theatre Williamstown Little theatre.
Being a new comer I was very timid and believed there would not be a part for me in this production that was being directed by a professional director as only the best would be considered.
Well bugger me dead if I didn't get the part of the romantic lead.
As tradition demands the romantic lead and the lead female should get together off stage as well as on stage.
The young lady playing the lead was well worth making a move on so after a couple of weeks of rehearsal I asked her out.
I got the best knock back I have ever had she said,"I'm married so when I want a man I'm ok but I prefer girls." short sweet and to the point and we became great friends.
My career really took on after my debut at Williamstown I was given a great part in their next production that also had two young females playing the part of nuns.
As it turned out the older nun and I had about a six minute wait before making our entrance after interval and this particular night Helen,(the nun) turned to me and said "fuck me Brian I have never been fucked in a nuns habit," unfortunately I had to knock her back as I didn't think six minutes would have sufficed and after that we never did get it on.(I did mange to have my wicked way with the other one though after the play.)
Later I was lucky enough to play the part of a one legged miner in the Australian play 'The Last of the Knucklemen' that the playwright came to see and offered me the part in the movie that was to be made later.
What he didn't tell me was he really had no casting rights and of course I never made the movie.
Years later I had two days filming on the movie The Clinic, a movie about a VD clinic got a great big credit for very little screen time.
By now I had become a professional actor and did lots of TV series work but there was never enough to make a living from it.
My second wife Sue I met at a theater in Moonee Ponds that I was one of the founders of the "Everage Theatre Company" who had Dame Edna as our patron.
We did a few plays together and she decided that we were going to become lovers and who was I to say no.
Again making a short tale out of a long one we ended up marrying on the stage of Williamstown theatre prior to a performance of Not Now Darling that we were both in so we hired the theatre for the night was married on stage had a quick dinner with our guests and then filled the theatre with wedding guests to see the performance followed by a great party up stairs in the green room.
The night before we were to be married the theatre crowd decided to give me a bucks night with a difference.
Normally a bucks night is just the boys but not at the theatre, oh no, all the women were there as well.
One lady at the party who will remain nameless had played a prostitute in a play we were in earlier and as joke I had propositioned her by asking how much she charged, her retort was that I would never have that much money to spar4e, so we left it at that.
Well at this bucks night I ended up being driven home by her and on the way she said "I would really like to do something to you and I replied well go on."
After pulling to the side of the motorway she really got stuck into the big passion session and then just as things were getting quite warm shall we say, she decided to have a fit of conscience.
"Oh we shouldn't be doing this your getting married tomorrow what would Sue say?"
"As Sue is not here I don't think she will say much."
Needless to say we ended up at her house and we had one great night of endless sex and just as the sun came up she decided it would be a good idea to drive home.
Being the gentleman that I am (lol) I refused and took a taxi and lucky I did for just as the taxi pulled into the Court where Sue and I lived there she was backing out the drive on her way to look for me.
The result was we did get married as I described earlier.
Years later we set off towing a 27 foot caravan to tour around Australia we left Melbourne and headed for perth via Adelaide and then across 2,000 miles of the Nullabour Plains (I believe that the Aboriginal Nullabour means no trees and it must be true because there was not a tree in sight for so many miles we forgot what a tree looked like.
Australia is famous for its Kangaroos, Emus and Wombats but in the entire trip across the plains we saw one mob of Emus and about 100 dead wombats that had been skittled by passing cars but no live ones.
We made it to Kalgoorlie a gold mining town in Western Australia that captured my heart the moment we drove in to town and there we stayed for the next 12 months.
Yes we joined the little theatre and we had a great time there but every great time comes to an end and we then left to return to Melbourne.
So the next installment will see us move to Melbourne and then to Sydney and then to get away from my nagging wife I move to Bougainville.
But thats another story in this city that has a million stories.
9/2/2006 6:58 pm
My darling girl it would be very boring unless I was to tell the more raunchy side of my life methinks.|
9/2/2006 10:36 am
The trip through the country sounds like fun to me too.|
You really have had an interesting life. I'm considering
writing an article on you, dad.
9/2/2006 1:27 am
Hi Vixen, I was in my mid 20's and I was an electrician on the side.|
Stage fright is no fun but as you have read once over it there is no greater high than being in front of a live audience.
I HAVE NEVER HAD TO TAKE DRUGS AS ACTING GIVES AN ADRENALIN RUSH LIKE NOTHING ELSE ON EARTH.If I could bottle it I would be a millionaire and kids would be a lot safer too.
9/2/2006 1:17 am
Wow Brute, you are a movie star of sorts! You really have had a |
fascinating life my friend. So how did you support yourselves while you were acting? How old were you during this time? It sounds like it must have been a lot of fun, but I still would have had stage fright terribly!
Hugs to you Sweetie!