Spread The Love

How it works

Simply look at the list of actors below and the reading they have filmed – select your chosen actor and complete the form with your details and a donation of £10.00. The special filmed recording will be sent to you from Saturday 12th February for you to forward onto your loved one, maybe adding any special message should you wish. Orders can be placed until midnight on Monday 14th February. If you are not familiar with some of the pieces – they can all be read here.

There are beautiful love readings for lovers, friends and children but also for those you are just missing and can’t hug right now, Brian Cox, reads Robert Burns in his rich Scottish accent, Ed Jones gives a heartwarming performance of AA Milne and we can all fall in love to Eddie Redmayne reading from Mark Twain.

Thank you for supporting INK – you are supporting new writing and live performance!

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Brian Cox

Brian Cox

Scottish actor who has an outstanding career, spanning decades, in theatre and film. Currently playing Logan Roy in Succession.

Reading: A Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns

“I will love thee still, my dear, While the sands o’ life shall run”

Ed Jones Image

Ed Jones

Multi-skilled actor, writer and presenter. He is also one-third of the Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated sketch group Crybabies. His TV credits include White Gold and Tracey Ullman’s Show.

Reading: Us Two by AA Milne

“I wasn’t afraid,” said Pooh, said he,
“I’m never afraid with you.”

Maxine Peake

English actress and narrator known for her many roles on TV including Martha in Silk, as Myra Hindley and more recently in Anne and Rules of The Game.

Reading: Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach”

David Morrissey

Actor and filmmaker, known for his incredible Shakespearean roles and performances in The Deal and State of Play.

The Secret by John Clare

“Thou wert my joy in every spot,
My theme in every song”

Eddie Redmayne

Actor known for his roles in Les Miserables, The Theory of Everything, The Danish Girl and is currently appearing in Cabaret in The West End.

Reading: These I Can Promise by Mark Twain

“But I can promise all my heart’s devotion

Helen Atkinson Wood

Actress known for her roles in The Young Ones and as Mrs Miggins in Blackadder.

Reading: One of The Strangest Things about Living – The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

“One of the strange things about living in the world is that it is only now and then one is quite sure one is going to live forever and ever and ever”

Monique Roffey

Monique Roffey is a Trinidadian-born British writer and memoirist. Her award winning novels include Archipelago and The Mermaid of Black Conch which won the Costa Book of the Year award in 2021.

Reading: Love’s Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley

“Nothing in the world is single; all things by a law divine in one spirit meet and mingle”