I married the film star Natalie Wood in the spring of 1969 after we'd been together, on and off, for three years. We divorced not much more than a year later. The on-off periods were due mostly to Natalie living in Los Angeles and me living in London. But there were other reasons, emotional ones, that had made our lives together difficult.
She was a big star, beautiful, nearing the height of her fame. I was struggling up the ladder working as an agent for actors, writers and directors. Also we had previous entanglements. I had three children, she had a couple of ex-lovers and a determination to continue her daily visits to her psychiatrist come what may.