Gregory Holyoake is an actor, author and a schoolteacher who lives in Deal, Kent. He trained as a schoolmaster at Culham College of Education, Oxfordshire where he gained teaching diplomas in English Literature and Divinity.
As an actor he trained at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama, Kent, before embarking on a theatrical career, appearing in repertory and repertoire worldwide.
Gregory has been a photo journalist for forty years and he has appeared regularly in such prestigious national magazines as Country Life, Country Homes and Interiors, This England, The Lady, Illustrated London News, Heritage and Evening Standard.
He has also written a trilogy of local histories - Deal: Sad, Smuggling Town, Deal: All in the Downs and Wellington at Walmer while his boyhood in postwar Kent is described in detail in The Prefab Kid.
Gregory is at present researching the life of the real Dick Whittington.
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