I have worked as a professional actor for the last fourteen years. I have worked with theatre companies such as RSC, The Really Useful Company, Manchester Royal Exchange, People Show and Forced entertainment. I have also worked quite a bit in TV and film. I have been very lucky that my work has taken me to South America, Canada, India and Europe. I have directed shows and I also teach,
One thing I have done that is different from being a normal actor is making my own theatre shows and short films. Through working with individual artists and working with other devised companies I would write most of the material. We would get government money for the work, or special commissions from theatre or foundations. I have written over, this is an estimate, thirty pieces of theatre.
Most recently I was commissioned with the People Show and The Liverpool City of culture to write an adaptation of Strindberg’s Ghost Sonata that was performed last year in Liverpool.
My play Nice People also last year won a Bite Size competition, was performed around the country and won the following awards:
Brighton Festival Angel Award 2008 for Artistic Excellence - Public Vote
Edinburgh Fringe First Nomination 2008
Top 5 Shortlist Carol Tambor (New York) "Best of Edinburgh" Award
It is currently being broadcast on SKY ARTS
I have just finished my first novel ‘Melek: and other such stories of Heaven and Hell” and have been testing out chapters on a story telling night called “Are You Sitting Comfortably” in London. Myself and Bernadtte Russell have been running a story telling event for over a year now to promote new writing and it’s been very popular.
Next I would like write the second book in the Melek Series, a play about toilet attendants and TV series called LAG about online gamers.
I have a couple of short stories of ether books.