Poem of the Week: Ray Brooks

Ray Brooks reads ‘Invictus’ by William Ernest Henley. Part of our Poem of the Week, a feature throughout the winter of 2018–19, raising awareness of our campaign to end street homelessness in Cornwall.

Ray Brooks is an actor working across film, television and radio. He rose to prominence after starring in Richard Lester’s 1965 film The Knack… and How to Get It and went on to star in the ground-breaking 1966 television drama Cathy Come Home. Since then Brooks has worked on many productions across television and radio. He was also the narrator of the well known children’s animations by David McKee: Mr Benn and King Rollo.

Over the winter of 2018–19 we will be sharing a different poem each week which will be read by notable figures, exploring the themes that resonate with our campaign.