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Stories set in the UK, France and America.

‘Beautifully written and really evocative of a particular time and place.’ – Emily Trahair, Editor, Planet Magazine.  


Christopher's book America Awaits Us, My Lovely and other stories is now published by Troubador Publishers. Available from bookshops (when bookshops open again!), from online retailers and Troubador Publishers. Find it here.


His stories have been published in a number of literary journals and anthologies. 


He has been short-listed for the Bridport story Prize 2019; won 2nd prize for the Wells Festival of Literature prize 2019, and has been long-listed for the Royal Society of Literature V. S. Pritchett Short Story Prize 2018 and for the London Short Story Prize 2018.

Christopher's story Sarah was shortlisted for the Hammond House 2019 International Literary Prize and was published in the Anthology Leaving.


His plays: Laying the Turf long-listed for the Papatango Award, and the Bush theatre, London UK award 2018. The Touch of a Butterfly’s Wing long-listed for Papatango Award 2016


Plays produced include: 2017: Drownings at Octagon Bolton (Best of Bolton). 2016: Still Waters performed by Mind the Gap Theatre Company at Manhattan Theatre, New York; 2015: Winston Brown performed in association with Paines Plough at the Lowry Manchester UK; In 2013 ‘Women's Voices’ by American writer Susan K Monson and me was performed in Manchester as part of North West Festival. Other work includes: A Parson's Tale (UK tour), A Family Affair, (UK / Australia / Ireland), A Wilde Affair (UK tour).


Actor: Trained at RADA. 

Worked in theatre, TV and film for over 55 years. 

Theatre included: Old Vic London, Stratford East Theatre Royal, Liverpool Playhouse, Manchester Library Theatre. Toured A Parson’s Tale and Right ho Wodehouse! throughout the UK, in Cyprus and in the Gulf. 

Television work includes; BBC TV’s House of Cards, Sharpe’s Honour, Perfect Spy, Men Behaving Badly, Dr Who, Law and Disorder etc.

Films include: Basil, The Bank Job. The Fear of Silence (Awarded the Gold Medal at the New York Film and Television Festival 1991.)

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