Born and raised in the Vale of the White Horse, Philip was beguiled by tales of the three swords of power, mythical creatures and Wayland’s Smithy. January 1963 is a memorable year, except for our author – who at this time was born in the Berkshire Downs, the ‘63 winter makes the 2011 snow look extremely pathetic .
Over the next decade or two Philip was explored the coral reefs and remains of glaciers in the surrounding dales and vales, digging up sea urchins and dinosaur bones that fostered his life passion in geology and science. English, art and ‘making things’ were three sparks for his imagination, helped along considerably by his design-engineer father. It was indeed his father’s interest in writing, drawing and general DIY attitude that passed down to his son. Philip well remembers some of the stories his father created and recited at bedtime, evenings painting an oil or a watercolour still life and making toys of metal and wood in the well equipped shed.
The first and incomplete book was written when our author was between 9 and 11. It was to be another book (9th) in Enid Blyton’s Adventure Series, set on a Corsican holiday. Over the next forty years many other story plots and drafts were written, but the only works to be published related to observations and discoveries in the field of geology.
When Philip moved from an engineering career to education all came together in the formation of Popagami® and the pop-ettes characters that are soon to be published in a glorious children’s book series. However as a prequel to this series the title ‘The World of Popagami – Animal Fun Activities’ has been published and released so that the whole Popagami® concept can take place in homes worldwide.
Combined, there are over 100 Popagami® titles nearing completion and being made ready for release over the next five years. If you haven’t seen or heard anything about Popagami® and the pop-ettes I’m sure you soon will.
A Dark Reflection
Film (Thriller) Actor The film is based on actual events. World renowned, investigative journalist Helen Eastman returns to the UK after a disastrous assignment in the Middle East and takes a new job at a local paper to be closer to her air traffic controller boyfriend, Joe Forbes. Rather than be happy that she has finally given up her high profile career to be closer to him, he is despondent having been suspended from work following a serious JASP Air in-flight safety incident on his shift. The incident is not released to the public, triggering Helen's instinctive journalistic curiosity to ask. Why not? Helen convinces her new editor Nick Robertson that there must be more to the incident known as Flight 313, then JASP Airlines and the aviation regulators are admitting to. Trainee journalist Natasha Stevens joins Helen to investigate matters further. As they probe the aviation industry for answers, a well-orchestrated pattern of denial emerges and they soon discover they are not the first to ask difficult ... Written by Tristan Loraine
The Theory of Everything
Film (Biography, Drama and Romance) Actor The Theory of Everything is the story of the most brilliant and celebrated physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, and Jane Wilde the arts student he fell in love with whilst studying at Cambridge in the 1960s. Little was expected from Stephen Hawking, a bright but shiftless student of cosmology, given just two years to live following the diagnosis of a fatal illness at 21 years of age. He became galvanized, however, by the love of fellow Cambridge student, Jane Wilde, and he went on to be called the successor to Einstein, as well as a husband and father to their three children. Over the course of their marriage as Stephen's body collapsed and his academic renown soared, fault lines were exposed that tested the lineaments of their relationship and dramatically altered the course of both of their lives. Written by Spencer Higham
Muppets Most Wanted
Film (Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family and 1 More) Actor Flush with their revival's success, Kermit the Frog and his friends are approached by Dominic Badguy to go on a world tour. Unknown to them, this is all part of the sinister plan of Constantine, the world's most evil frog, to become the greatest thief of all time. After making sure that Kermit is jailed as himself, Constantine impersonates him to use the Muppets' tour as cover for his scheme. While Sam the Eagle and Inspector Jean Pierre Napoleon investigate, the Muppets find their boss seems strangely changed even as Kermit desperately attempts to escape to stop the impostor. Only when Walter, Fozzie and Animal realize the truth is there a chance to prevent Constantine from pulling off the crime of the century. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
Film (Comedy, Romance and Sport) Actor 1987: A 13 year old natural born dancer with fire in his heels and snakes in his hips is working himself up to explode all over the UK Junior Salsa Championships. But then: a freakish bullying incident on the mean streets of London robs him of his confidence, and our young hero finds his life diverted down a very different path. So it is that 22 years later, an adult Bruce Garrett (Nick Frost) finds himself out-of-shape and unloved - trapped in a downward spiral of self-pity, repression and Nando's take-outs. Only Julia (Rashida Jones), his smart, funny, gorgeous new American boss, gives him reason to live. But she's untouchable. Out of his league, so he imagines, with her perfect smile and perfect life. Unknown to Bruce however, Julia has issues all of her own. Luckily for him, she also has a secret passion. Then there's Drew (Chris O'Dowd), his alpha male colleague and horny king-monkey of the office. With Drew making no secret of his desire to get (his words) "all up inside Julia",... Written by StudioCanal
Film (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actor A high-profile terrorism case unexpectedly binds together two ex-lovers on the defense team - testing the limits of their loyalties and placing their lives in jeopardy.
Television (Drama) Actor Following a raft of shootings in an English market town, the crimes are retold through the eyes of a journalist and the tragedies' victims.
The 84th Annual Academy Awards
Television (Comedy) Archive footage Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2011.
Now Is Good
Film (Drama and Romance) Actor A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.
Film (Drama and Romance) Actor Screenwriter Peter Morgan and director Fernando Meirelles' 360 combines a modern and dynamic roundelay of stories into one, linking characters from different cities and countries in a vivid, suspenseful and deeply moving tale of love in the 21st century. Starting in Vienna, the film beautifully weaves through Paris, London, Bratislava, Rio, Denver and Phoenix into a single, mesmerizing narrative. Written by 360 Films Ltd