Showing posts from August 17, 2014


Meet John Pirkis from London who moved to LA three and a half years ago to pursue Hollywood.
Was there a particular reason you chose LA? I had been visiting friends out here over the past 22 years who were constantly urging me to move over here. On the last trip to LA before my move, I booked with a theatrical management (agency) and took the leap. What one thing do you miss from home? Battersea Park! I could see the park from my bedroom window, that’s how close I was. Loved everything about it! Strolling by the Thames, Albert Bridge all lit up, the Buddhist Temple, the bandstand of the weekend, Mister Softee 99 ice cream cone with Cadbury’s flake, Bonfire Night, wrapped up against the wind and the rain, kicking your way through the puddles and piles of dropped autumnal leaves, the birdsong, especially the Blackbirds. Mmmmmm! What do you find the biggest difference is living here versus the UK? My workload has shot up! There is a very definite and palpable shift in the number of audition…