Writer, director and actor Paul Bassett Davies founded Crystal Theatre, whose pioneering multimedia work was acclaimed in Britain and Europe. He went on to create a series of one-man shows, some of which won awards at the Edinburgh Festival fringe, before becoming an author, screenwriter and broadcaster.
Paul’s first book Utter Folly (A very funny novel” – Jack Dee) topped the Amazon Humorous Fiction chart, and was optioned for TV. His short story The Spots is one of Six Scary Stories, Selected and Introduced by Stephen King, recently published by Hodder. Several other published short stories have met with critical acclaim.
In television and radio Paul’s credits include Alas Smith and Jones; Spitting Image; Rory Bremner; Jasper Carrot and many more. He created a BBC radio sitcom with Jeremy Hardy, and produced the Sony Award winning show Do Go On, with Griff Rhys Jones and Graeme Garden. His radio plays have starred Bill Nighy, David Hemmings, and Alison Steadman. He has written music videos for Kate Bush and Ken Russell. He once worked with Spike Milligan, twice.
Paul wrote the screenplay for the feature animation film ‘The Magic Roundabout’ and has been working on a film about counter-culture comic book heroes ‘The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers’, with their creator, comics legend Gilbert Shelton. He has also written and directed award-winning short films.
He has also been a minicab driver, a DJ in a strip club and a welder’s mate. He was the vocalist in the punk band Shoes for Industry (John Peel favourites).
Paul’s new novel Dead Writers in Rehab is published by Unbound.
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