An Actors Life for Me

Starring: John Gordon Sinclair, Victor Spinetti, Gina McKee

All the world’s a stage for a wannabe actor who’s always playing the fool!

John Gordon Sinclair is Robert, an aspiring actor willing to do anything for that elusive big break. But with his agent signing him up as a stuntman, he is more likely to break his neck. Meanwhile his girlfriend has to wait in the wings…

Certain that it’s only a matter of time before he makes it, struggling actor Robert throws himself into every role, taking ‘break a leg’ a bit too literally!

Fiancée Sue (Gina McKee, Notting Hill) is always on hand to support and encourage him,whilst his less-than-capable agent Desmond (Victor Spinetti, A Hard Day’s Night) desperately tries to flog his talent – unsuccessfully.

“Adapted with much skill from the radio show and given added depth and humour” – The Scotsman

First broadcast in 1991, following on from a hugely popular run on BBC Radio 2, the series was written by Paul Mayhew-Archer (The Vicar of Dibley, Miranda, Esio Trot) and co-starred Benedict Taylor (Notes on a Scandal) and Sophie Dix (The Advocate).

On DVD for the very first time, the series sees Robert auditioning for the role of a chauffeur, without a driving license; starring as a corpse, whilst sniffling through a cold and playing a transvestite in a sex farce the same weekend that his girlfriend’s parents demand to watch him at work!

Episodes are: A Kiss is Just a Kiss, I Can Do That, Fathers and Sons, May the Farce Be With You, Night of the Living Dead and Not Suitable for Parents.

More information

Genre: Tv Series

Release Date: 7th September 2015

Year of production: 1991

Director: Bryan Izzard

Running Time: 174 min

Cat No: 163491

Certification: 12

Format: DVD