Born in Dundee, Scotland, I trained as an actor in Edinburgh, and spent fifteen years treading the boards in rep, touring productions, pantos and West End musicals. Since turning to writing full time, I’ve become an established and prolific writer for numerous UK sitcoms, dramas and animated series, including SHAUN THE SHEEP and CHOP-SOCKY CHOOKS (Aardman Animation); DENNIS AND GNASHER (BBC/Red Kite); and MY SPY FAMILY (Cartoon Network/Kindle).
More recently, I have branched out into writing for the big screen, and in 2012 I won a place on the UK’s Guiding Lights mentoring scheme. On it I was mentored by Sir Kenneth Branagh who helped me develop THE WOODCUTTER, a dark, fairytale-themed horror screenplay. The script has been shortlisted in several screenwriting competitions, and recently won a runner-up place in the horror/thriller category of this year’s Screenplay Festival screenwriting contest.
In 2013, I secured a place on another prestigious UK scheme, this time the Edinburgh Film Festival’s Talent Lab, where my superhero comedy pitch OVERPOWERED won two out of three of the scheme’s pitching awards, including the Audience Choice Award. I am now developing the idea with one of the UK’s most respected producers.
My newest project is a controversial young adult urban fantasy set in London, and my own recent novelisation of the completed original screenplay has just secured me representation with top book agent Sophie Hicks.