Born in Chendu, China, where my parents worked as doctor and nurse in a Leper hospital, I won a Trevelyan Scholarship to Kings College Cambridge, where I read modern languages (French and German - fluent in both). After directing theatre in Bristol and London, I was trained by the BBC as drama director, and immediately went freelance to direct in the UK, America, France, Ireland, South Africa, Germany and Vietnam.
I was very lucky to work with so many talented people in front of, and behind the camera. In Malcom Bradbury’s THE HISTORY MAN I directed Sir Anthony Sher and in John Fowles’s THE EBONY TOWER I directed Sir Laurence Olivier.
For a show-reel of clips from 3 of my films please click on this link to YouTube.
These films are "Mosley", starring Jonathan Cake and Ian Richardson, "The Dawning" starring Anthony Hopkins, and "Porterhouse Blue" starring David Jason (who won the Best Actor award from BAFTA ) and Ian Richardson. This show also won the Best Original Music BAFTA, and The International EMMY Award in New York for the Best Drama.
For further Filmography and Awards, please click on this link to IMDB.
Directing actors and the crews of film or television meant I decided never to carry a personal camera, as my professional job was to look after the film story and everyone’s working contribution. So, my Leica 3 stayed out of sight, but I learned a lot from Oscar-nominated- cinematographers, and how to work within tight schedules.
My approach to Photography is to use the same skills as I use when working with actors; this time it is for portraits, when people are working, having fun or getting married!