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July 31, 2002
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It sometimes seems like Adam Faith has been around forever. A singer in the Sixties, actor in the Seventies and businessman in the years since then, his financial dealings and onscreen presence have kept him in the public eye over the years. And at 62, the rugged-faced star is back on British TV screens, and even planning to resurrect his singing career.

Speaking in an interview published on Thursday in the Daily Express, Adam says that after 40 years he’s thinking of flexing his vocal chords once more. “In a sense I’ve climbed the mountain and I left singing dangling at the end of the rope,” he explains. “So many people come up to me and ask about it, I realised it was an important part of my life and an important part of some people’s lives. I don’t want to be seen as a geriatric ex-pop singer just trying to cash in, but before I die I would like to sing again.”

He’s spent most of this year filming his latest TV series, The House That Jack Built, a BBC1 comedy in which he stars as a self-made millionaire opposite former EastEnders actress Gillian Taylforth. With ten years since his previous role, he was more than a little nervous about his comeback, but discovered his fears were unfounded. “Thing is, you can either act or you can’t. If you haven’t done if for a while you’re just a bit rusty, but if you have empathy with the character it doesn’t take long,” he says.

And getting back into the saddle again has brought unexpected pleasures. “Working on this show was like being a kid again…I thought that it was going to be a sacrifice, but I’ve really enjoyed it. I wish I had done more over the past ten years. It’s just such fun.”

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The actor, who has spent most of this year filming BBC1 comedy series The House That Jack Built, says he feels the singing part of his career was left "dangling", and has now realised it's an important part of his life