Published on January 27th, 2016 | by admin0
William the Pop Star
Chris Beebee has just published his third book about William, named after his first child who died at birth.
His first book, William in Gnome Man’s Land, is an enchanting tale of a young boy’s discovery of the magical world at the bottom of his garden, and his unforgettable encounter with Rainbow the Gnome.
“They say when you lose a child, your next one is a rainbow baby,” he told us. That inspired the first book. “I was working away from home at Willows Farm and I just sat in the caravan and started writing. I only did it for myself, but I later met Bryan Holden who agreed to publish it for me.”
Chris was educated at the CTC Kingshurst. and the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. He has been performing since the age of 10 when he joined the Castle Bromwich Theatre Group.
He has made a career for performing and running his own performance company which hosts regular 60s nights at Arden Hall.
It was whilst he was working at Willows Farm Stevenage, that he met his wife, Verity. Chris told us that he was dressed as a sheep, although Verity later got to see him as a Farmer playing a guitar. The couple now have a daughter, Heidi Louise.
He won a competition to star as the Milky Bar Kid in an advertising campaign, and appeared on the Paul O’Grady show singing about Haddocks. Through his performances he has made contact with a number of celebreties. He was recently delighted to receive a phone call from Bernard Cribbens congratulating him on his William books.