I am a 59 year old caucasian male. Father of two children, I've been with my wife, Judy Pascoe for 27 years.

I was born in Northampton in 1956, I grew up in Oxfordshire, got expelled from school at the age of 16, worked as a shoemaker until 1980 when I stumbled on stage. 

I started working in television in 1986, started working on Red Dwarf in 1989 and I haven't looked back much.

Since 2001 I have become increasinly fascinated by electric cars and what they represent in relation to the way we generate and consume electricity. 

I dive an electric car that is partly powered by solar panels.

I write science fiction novels when I get the chance.