All About MOI

Heartbeat, S12 E5

Heartbeat, S12 E5, 2002. Night-shoot, as Scudamore, escaped bank robber and Lulu kidnapper

After many years in the literary wilderness following the publication of my first two novels, I wrote my third, Veteran Avenue. Then my old RADA classmate, Mark Mayes, suggested I submit it to Urbane Publications, the publisher of his first novel, The Gift Maker. So I did, and Urbane's inspirational founder Matthew Smith quickly said he would publish it. Mark Mayes - dude. 

Speaking of RADA, here are my professional thespian credits, with the most recent first. Just out of interest - as I know you are interested - I was in the first ever episode of Heartbeat, then took Lulu hostage in the Christmas special ten years later. I still have her in my basement. She won't stop shouting. Geddit? I have also acted alongside the late, great Tom Bell, Helen Mirren, Louise Lombard (House of ElliottCSI, etc), and Olivia Williams (The Postman, The 6th Sense, etc). They still send me Christmas cards. All right, they don't. But I did win an Oscar for Titanic - Best Floating Corpse in a Motion Picture.

BTW, after a break from writing, I have just completed my fourth novel.

TV PRODUCTION                         ROLE                          DIRECTOR                       COMPANY

Departure Lounge                       Lead                          Richard Heeley                     BBC
Coronation Street                    Pete Crew                    Eugene Ferguson                 Granada
Heartbeat                             Scudamore                     Noreen Kershaw                 Yorkshire
Where The Heart Is                     Robbie                          Jan Sargent                       Yorkshire 
The Royal                            Gerry Hanrahan                   Keith Boak                     Yorkshire
Playing The Field                        Nick                           Andy Margetson                    BBC
Shipman                             Ronald Pickford                  Roger Bamford                 Yorkshire
Coronation Street                       Buyer                            David Kester                    Granada
Where The Heart Is                Social Worker                     Alan Dossor                        Anglia
Always & Everyone                      Rufus                          Nick Laughland                  Granada     
Rhinoceros                             Malcolm                         David Tucker                      Granada
The Cater Street Hangman      Constable Benn                   Sarah Hellings                 Yorkshire
Dalziel & Pascoe                    Raymond Easey                    Ed Bennett                       BBC

The Wanderer                           Zed                            Rick Stroud                          Sky

Coronation Street                       Josh                            Brian Mills                       Granada

Dead Men’s Tales                        Lead                            Mandy Dickinson            WestCountry

Once Upon A Time In The North PC Cuthbertson               Malcolm Mowbray                  BBC            

Prime Suspect                          Police Officer                    David Drury                    Granada

Pie In The Sky                           DC Painter                       Colin Gregg                       BBC

Head Over Heels                          Ted                          Graham Theakston                 Carlton

Heartbeat                               Mod Leader                      Roger Cheveley                  Yorkshire

Angels                                      Danny                         Philip Saville                   Granada Films

Van Der Valk                          Kees Slutters                    Herbie Wise                     Thames

In Suspicious Circumstances       Waiter                            June Howson                   Granada

Love Hurts                               Student                           Guy Slater                           BBC


Click below to see my showreel. The quality ain't great at times. I'm talking about the video playback, dahling, not the acting.



Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Drama - Manchester Metropolitan University

Diploma in Acting - Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA)

BA (Hons) in History - Royal Holloway College, University of London




Family Album - RADA, 1989

Heartbeat, S1 E1. 1992. Scaring a bunch of rockers with my sneer

Extremities - RADA Prize Fights, 1988

About to pee on the

Aidensfield Arms fire

Departure Lounge - BBC 1, 2005. On location in Malaga's old town

Pestering a rocker's girlfriend

PC Nick Berry is watching

Head Over Heels - Carlton TV, 1993. Ted, leader of the ... Teds

Time for a headbutt

About to get arrested

by PC Nick

Prime Suspect 3 - BBC, 1993. On location in Manchester with the late, great Tom Bell - again!

Dead Men's Tales (Drop to Disaster) - WestCountry TV, 1994. On location as lead character Stuart

Angels - Granada Films, 1992. On location in Blackpool. Acting with the legendary Tom Bell and Warren Clarke. Also Alfred Molina, James Purefoy, and Louise Lombard (my girlfriend in the film!)

Trafford Tanzi - Duke's Playhouse, Lancaster, 1990. First professional production after leaving RADA.

Los Alcazares, 2018

On the artics. One of my many previous lives as a trucker.

Spot the joke about me getting the wrong mic.

Tandem skydive from 14,000 feet, Black Knights Parachute Centre, 2005


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