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He took up acting late in life when auditioning for a play at The Rose Theatre in S.W. London. Other theatrical parts soon followed and with an agent on board roles in short films and TV were quickly added. He played a leading character in the major television series 'Mafias Greatest Hits' and took a leading role in the British Council funded 'Tea & Crumpets', a dramatic short film about the horrors of sex trafficking. His first feature films were 'London Latino' and 'M.O.N.E.Y.' featuring Emmy Award winning actor Wil Johnson. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of 'Dr Who' the BBC cast him to play 'Tom Baker' closely followed by playing 'Shamrayev' in Chekhov's 'The Seagull' on the London fringe. During 2014 the steady stream of work continued climaxed by being cast as 'King Saul' in Hollywood director Timothy Chey's 'David and Goliath' launched across U.S.A in 2015. With the neo-noir psych-thriller 'Night Drive' and again working with the BBC on the 'Music Awards' the momentum continued. In 2017 he was offered a leading role in the International feature film 'Day Rises. I Fall', a Polish/UK production, the successful trend continuing throughout 2018 with USA feature film productions of 'The Lovers' and the internationally cast 'The Dark Field' together with the USA TV series 'Classifyd'. An absence from stage work in recent years was soon rectified when appearing in a classic British comedy at the Tabard theatre London, closely followed by the short film 'Mind Over Matter', a dark tale about the world of modern art, and the light-hearted mockumentary 'Sun Dreams'. Developments into 2021 continue to inspire with film projects from Sweden, Spain and USA all gaining ground together with the launch of the feature film 'Only Love Matters'.

Author of : 'A Credit To Himself'

'For most people, their job becomes more than what they do, it becomes who they are. It’s the first thing anybody asks – “so what do you do then?” A good job, a wife, a house, kids: these are things I used to have. But I lost them all. The one thing that I have left, the thing that has kept me afloat has been stoozing. Trouble is, for various reasons, now it seems as if I might be sinking.'

By the time you’ve finished reading ‘A Credit To Himself’ you’ll know what stoozing is.

He’s had more credit cards and bank accounts than anyone you’ve ever met. Like some eccentric Lehman brother the family don’t like to talk about, he traded in debt – his own – and he actually made it work. From a high-flyer in the seventies advertising scene (think Mad Men but with bad teeth and smaller buildings), through his breakdown and long slide into depression, and his redemption through the discovery of stoozing, A CREDIT TO HIMSELF is the uplifting story of how and why beating the banks at their own game saved one man’s life and why the issues raised are things we all need to think about.

A CREDIT TO HIMSELF is a recession parable, the memoir of a classic British eccentric, and the story of our recent obsession with credit.

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