Paul Bassett Davies
Writer, director and actor Paul Bassett Davies founded Crystal Theatre whose pioneering multimedia work was acclaimed in Britain and Europe. He then created a series of one-man shows, two of which were Comedy Award finalists at the Edinburgh Festival fringe, while others were innovative theatrical events.
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.
He wrote the screenplay for the feature animation film The Magic Roundabout (starring Joanna Lumley and Sir Ian McKellen), and has been working on a film about counter-culture comic book heroes The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, with their creator, comic legend Gilbert Shelton. He has also written and directed award-winning short films.
Paul's first novel Utter Folly ("A very funny novel" – Jack Dee) spent many weeks at the top of Amazon's Humorous Fiction chart when it was published in 2012, and was optioned for television.
Several of Paul’s short stories have been published and met with critical acclaim. His story The Spots was shortlisted for The Stephen King competition launched by Hodder in October 2015.
In April 2011 he was Creative Director of the London Comedy Writers Festival. He is also a director of Euroscript Ltd and runs workshops with the company.
His sitcom Reception was broadcast by BBC Radio 4 in September/October 2013.
Paul 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).
His new novel, Dead Writers in Rehab, was published by Unbound in May 2017.
Six Scary Stories Recommended By Stephen King - July 2016
Agent: Natalie Galustian
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