Actor John Field, dressed as Santa Claus, at a Christmas grotto at the Wetland Centre in west London, Dec. 5, 2015.
(REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth)Field, 66, a former teacher turned actor, has stepped into the jolly role of Santa for more than 12 years. "I'm playing a part, but it is one of the most truthful part
A girl peeks through the doors at the Christmas grotto.
John Field brushes his beard as he dresses as Santa Claus before a performance on a City Cruises boat on the River Thames.
Parents and their children line up at the Wetland Centre.
John Field reads to children on a City Cruises boat.
John Field rests between performances on a City Cruises boat.