Haven’t done a birthday for weeks, have I? So, many happy returns to Tom Conti who is 66 today.
It’s weird, but I feel I’ve been a lifelong fan, despite the fact I probably haven’t seen Tom in all that much. It was The Glittering Prizes that started me off, over thirty years ago. Then I went to see him in bed. That was Whose Life Is It Anyway?, somewhere in Blackfriars.
More recently we’ve watched Donovan on television. Best of all, though, I Was a Rat, a few years ago. Must watch it again, soon.
Hoped to meet him at long last some years ago, when he was supposed to do a book signing in the neighbourhood, except he disappeared completely, and never showed. There was a fairly amusing explanation to this, so I forgave him when he finally got here.