"Calling all Ken-Friends!
It was particularly touching this year to have all the
individual birthday cards from so many of you. The
display in my house has been the envy of all my
friends. They like me, express astonishment at the extent of
the kindess, the immensity of the sums raised over the
years, and the enthusiasm of this remarkable group.
I am so glad that this year I have had the chance to
repay a little of this remarkable support with three
films of which I'm very proud. Let me add too, that
in the rough and tumble of critical reaction, the
immediate support of the Ken Friends to at least be
part of an early audience and make up their own minds,
has been invaluable.
So thank-you at the start of my 48th year for the
magnificent sum you have contributed to Project
Shakespeare, and for the excellent Tote Bag, which
brought back so many happy memories for me.
Next year I will perhaps see some of your faces in the
darkness of the theatre for Ivanov. I can also
promise you a major television project as an actor.
Needless to say, other adventures may emerge.
I hope you enjoy them all.
Meantime thank-you again for the most wonderful
birthday treat - the enthusiasm (and hard-earned cash)
of some great folk, who I am proud and delighted to
call my (Ken) Friends.
Have a happy and peaceful holiday season.
And once again.