Hi, I am a UK-based screenwriter by day and amateur Star Gazer by night. I’m a long time cogitator and only recently kick-started myself to actually put pen to paper and start writing.
I’m a lover of films (of course) and will watch pretty much anything. Some of my earliest memories of film come from watching old Black and White Sci-Fi Classics on the UK BBC2 Channel (we only had 3 TV Channels back then) in the evenings with my Dad. And it is a love that has developed over the years, so that I still enjoy watching, sharing and talking about films. Of course, now, I also like to write films and about them!
This love of films is something I enjoy sharing with the next generation as we watch together as a family. Old family classics through to the latest blockbusters, and I can’t wait until they are a bit older and can start exploring more of my favourites.
I was going to list some of those here but, like any film-fan, that is an almost never-ending and constantly-changing list, so I won’t bore you all. However, anyone who knows me will know that I will often tell people that 2001: A Space Odyssey is my favourite film of all time and, quite possibly, the greatest film ever made. So it should come as no surprise that I enjoy a good Sci-fi film (among other genres)!
I am lucky enough to have my own little cinema at home, funded from the sale of the motorbike that nearly killed me! That is where I enjoy most of my films and the kids love it! We have a 7ft screen, with an HD projector and 7.1 surround sound. It just about sits the four of us in comfort, so is very modest, but we all get a great kick out of it every time we fire it all up.
By day I work for the UK National Health Service in medical research, leading a team that approves medical research in the local health community.
I’m married with two great daughters.