Nathaniel Parker brightens up my day
There are some weeks when I really love my job, and this has been one of them.
I'm still not quite over meeting lovely Johnny Depp, but I spent this afternoon in the sunshine, in the depths of beautiful Warwickshire countryside, in the company of another charming actor.
It's a tough job but someone's got to do it.
The man in question was Nathaniel Parker, star of The Inspector Lynley Mysteries who was filming a new BBC period drama, Land Girls, filmed entirely on location in the Midlands.
Nat is rather posh but not in the least bit stuck-up. A thoroughly nice, articulate and witty gent, he even made me a cup of coffee!
It seems the rest of the country has finally caught up with what we knew all along - that the Midlands is THE place to film.
I understand one Birmingham hotel is currently packed full of stars, with the cast of Land Girls breakfasting on one table while Max Beesley and his Survivors co-stars eat at another. And, of course, Hustle is also coming to town.
We're where it's at, you know.