Hello... ou bonjour?
Well first, Happy New Year to you all, or... Bonne Année?
This is my dilemma in fact, should I write in this Blog in English or in French? After all, I am French, therefore I should post in French!
But I live in England, right? So I should write in English... when in Rome... and being polite and all that...
I have been told by an English fellow actor that, since most of the French speak at least a basic English - in contrary to the English who refuse to learn French - I should therefore express myself in English for the purpose of this Blog, so I would reach more people this way. Sincerely, I don't know about that, and I have met many British that do do speak some French. Mais admettons!
So let's carry on in English, and maybe this will help my French readers - and myself! - to improve their practice of la langue de Shakespeare. But no franglais, I promise. Well, we'll see: after all, Franglais is the language that the French expats speak every single time they meet.
I just noticed, opening my Blog today after a long absence - to posting anyway - that the last time I posted was in 2013. Nearly 5 year ago! I am surprised that Blogspot.com did not erase my blog. Nothing unused last long on the Internet nowadays! But no: my Blog is still here, and one my new year resolution is to not neglect it any longer, and to post regularly... at least more frequently than once every 5 years.
So this first post is just to touch base, and I will give you more news soon, what has happened and what is happening. I hope that, during these last five years, you have a least looked once at my website http://sampiegel.com for news about my acting career.
There are a couple of other new websites you should have a look too, and I will tell you more about them in posts to come. They are:
http://thefrenchvoiceover.com (my voice-over work)
http://editionsrudolf.com (my books)
http://animalreactionrecords.com (my music and recordings)
Before I leave you, you will find at the end of this post a recent (and my official acting portrait) so you can see what I look like now, taken by talented Russian photographer in London. (more photos on http://samspiegel.com/headshots.html)
Good bye, et a bientot (sans les accents, sorry)