As actor and singer he has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company, in the West End, on TV and radio. He has recorded over 40 classic novels for Naxos AudioBooks and other labels (see reviews)
Bill was awarded North West Actor of the Year (Liverpool Post Awards) for his Malvolio, has won 2 Earphones Awards (USA) for his recordings and has been nominated for a 2021 Audie in New York for his recording of LE MORTE D’ARTHUR for Naxos.
He has three times held the Eminent Chair in Theatre at Florida Atlantic University, and is an Honorary Citizen of Austin, Texas.
Bill Homewood’s writing credits include THEATRICAL LETTERS (Marginalia Press 1995) and two collections of his own poetry: UNDER THE BLUE (Mimosa Books 2015) and POÉSIES (Mimosa Books 2017), SONNETS FOR THE GODLY & THE DAMNED (Mimosa 2019), WINE & CAKE & CREAM (Mimosa 2019) and 50 SONNETS (Mimosa 2020). His new commissioned collection PAINTING WITH WORDS (Cyberwit Press) will be published in Spring 2021.
50 SONNETS has attracted the following peer reviews:
“Bill sings in praise of the beautiful and versatile sonnet with infectious lightness and humour. For the poetry-lover he is a delight – for everyone else a revelation.”
SIR DEREK JACOBI
“These 50 sonnets read as if they were created by Nature as she observed the wonder and the mess of modern times, not by a bloke called Bill Homewood. But Bill did write them, and I loved them. The future just got better. Long live the sonnet!”
He has give poetry workshops for the Poetry Society and poetry recitals at most major festivals worldwide.
Bill and his wife, actress Estelle Kohler, live in the South of France with their horses and dogs.
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