Acting, Sex and Childhood

by Caspar Salmon

In the lunch break of a soul-sapping temp job, I typed my own name into a search engine. Travelling back a few pages into the sticky ‘ooooo’ of Google, I found a review someone had written of a film I had acted in when I was a child. I was struck by the author’s tone. He singled my performance out for praise, and noted that the film (which is an adaptation of the Henry James short story ‘The Pupil’) is actually a love story of sorts between the frail child and his impoverished tutor.