On graduation from LAMDA after a law degree at Bristol University, I was fortunate to make my professional debuts in television, film and onstage in quick succession. First up was the title role of the aristocratic, upper class playboy 'Lord Victor Hervey' in Ch4 period drama THE REAL PINK PANTHER - a role in some contrast with my rural Devonian roots. On stage my first role was the combustible, dangerous psychopath 'Billy' in DEADLY MURDER a two-hander opposite Rula Lenska followed up with an ambitious Roman senator 'Niarchos' in THE MINOTAUR at Hampstead Theatre (dir: Timothy West). I was then cast by Gail Stevens in DREAD, a US horror movie shown in cinemas on both sides of the Atlantic and indeed my next job was off-Broadway in the wonderful role of the persecuted Jewish intellectual 'Ward Perry' in John Osborne's recently rediscovered play about McCarthyism PERSONAL ENEMY.
On returning to the UK I took on the exciting challenge of the brooding, muscular 'Tom Buchanan' in the world premiere of THE GREAT GATSBY MUSICAL, opposite Matilda Sturridge then embarked on a UK/Ireland tour playing a personal dream of mine, the Cambridge-educated, charismatic adulterer 'Jerry' in Harold Pinter's masterful 3-hander BETRAYAL. Back where I started with the aristos, I have then played 'Lord Windemere' in a popular revival of LADY WINDEMERE'S FAN by Oscar Wilde at the Kings Head.
I recently featured in Jessica Dromgoole's brilliant radio series HOME FRONT (BBCR4) and have recently enjoyed a leading role in new play BANKSTERS at the White Bear Theatre.