A Bit About Me

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I have been an actor and a writer for over 40 years and have set up Writers Reign Theatre not only as a way of  promoting my own work but also to promote a select few of my friends work. My aim is to provide a platform for quality writing that might not otherwise see the light of day, and by working closely with other actors, writers and directors we will bring this to fruition.

Originally  from Liverpool, I trained at the Liverpool Theatre School in the late 1970s. I have performed in plays in many theatres up and down the country,  spent a full year with the Octagon theatre in Bolton, toured with TIE companies to schools all over Britain. And also toured schools with a play that I had written myself called ‘Tom And  The Magic Ring’. I was in pantomime at Blackpool Grand Theatre Christmas 2016/17 and I am currently working with the writer Jim Cartwright on a production.

On television I spent some time in Brookside as Father Paul Heaton and in ‘Coronation Street’ as Dave O’Grady. I have also featured in many other TV programmes such as ‘The Bill’, ‘Emmerdale’, ‘Heartbeat’, ‘Undercover Customs’, ‘The Grand’, ‘Families’, ‘Boon’ and many more.

For the past 16 years I have worked primarily as a voice over, locked away in our home studio with my wife, four kids and two dogs. I have voiced campaigns for projects as diverse as the Priory rehabilitation centres, to the voice of a dog explaining how to fit garden decking! In fact I was Jesus Christ this morning, which was nice. And two of our commercials recently featured in Peter Kay’s Car Share.

Amongst other things I have written three one person shows, a situation comedy, a television drama, numerous short stories as well as performance poetry; and was a finalist in the ‘Word War 2’ poetry slam event in Manchester.

I have been an actor and a writer for over 40 years and have set up Writers Reign Theatre not only as a way of  promoting my own work but also to promote a select few of my friends work.

Our aim is to provide a platform for quality writing that might not otherwise see the light of day, and by working closely with other actors, writers and directors we will bring this to fruition.