Tony Llewellyn-Jones

The vet­eran ac­tor’s early life has in­spired a life­time of travel

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Roy Or­bi­son photo

This was s taken by Aus­tralian pho­tog­ra­pher Gary Heery and it’s said to be one of the last taken of this great artist. It’s a trea­sured gift from my wife.

Globe and air­craftairc

This was from a friend who knew about my for­ma­tive years. Ev­ery house should have a globe to re­mind us we’re all spin­ning in space. The alu­minium plane is a Su­per Con­stel­la­tion. As a child I used to fly in them, be­fore jets came on the scene.

In­dian Air­ways doll

I’ve had this since I was nine years old. I used to fly as an un­ac­com­pa­nied mi­nor from Kuala Lumpur to Sals­burg to at­tend school. This was given to me by one of the Air In­dia staff. I couldn’t be­lieve my luck.

Shell sculp­ture

This is by my dearly de­parted friend Paul Cox. One of many cre­ated dur­ing the year he waited for a liver trans­plant.

Ki­pling books

One of these is a 1913 edi­tion of Rud­yard Ki­pling’s Bar­rack Room Bal­lads. They be­longed to author Derek Llewellyn-Jones. Ster­ling,ng, stir­ring stuf stuff. This is made of alu­minium and brass by sculp­tor Tre­for Prest from Cen­tral Vic­to­ria and it re­minds me of the early space travel. My film­maker friend Paul Cox, who died only re­cently, made a film called The Force Of Des­tiny and the lead char­ac­ter, played by David Wen­ham, was a metal sculp­tor.

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This is a re­minder of my years in South­ern Rhode­sia, which is now Zim­babwe. At the base of this mighty rock my aunt and un­cle had a farm. Their home was de­stroyed in a ter­ror­ist raid dur­ing the civil war.

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