Charlie Higson

Having achieved success in areas ranging from music, to television production, to novel writing, Charlie Higson was a true creative renaissance man. Born in Somerset, England in 1958, Higson made his first mark on the ... Read more »
Born: 07/03/1958 in Frome, UK

Filmography

Writer (2)

King Of The Ants 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Suite 16 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (2)

King Of The Ants 2003 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Jekyll and Hyde (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (1)

Broadchurch (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

Having achieved success in areas ranging from music, to television production, to novel writing, Charlie Higson was a true creative renaissance man. Born in Somerset, England in 1958, Higson made his first mark on the entertainment business as a musician, singing lead vocals for the underground punk band The Right Hand Lovers. Later, while attending The University of East Anglia, he formed the band The Higsons, which achieved even more notoriety. Within a few years, however, Higson realized that his true calling was writing. Once he'd successfully penned some sketches for the shows "Naked Video" (BBC Scotland, 1986-1991) and "Friday Night Live" (Channel 4, 1988- ), he moved into writing, producing, and starring on his own sketch series, "The Fast Show" (BBC, 1994-2000). That same year, he co-wrote the screenplay for the thriller "Suite 16" (1994). Meanwhile, Higson was also developing his talent as an author. He published his first novel, <i>King of the Ants</i>, in 1992. Though he would find ongoing success in the realm of television, particularly with the series "Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)" (BBC, 2000-01) which he wrote, produced, and starred in, Higson's career as a novelist would gain traction as well. In 2004, it was announced that he would write an upcoming series of young adult novels following the adventures of secret agent James Bond as a teenager entitled <i>Young Bond</i>. Higson would also attract a substantial fan base for his series of dystopian thrillers, beginning with 2009's <i>The Enemy</i>.

EDUCATION

University of East Anglia

Milestones

2015

Executive produced the series "Jekyll & Hyde."

2009

Published the first in his popular dystopic horror series <i>The Enemy</i>.

2005

Published his first novel in the <i>Young Bond</i> young adult series, <i>SilverFin</i>.

2000

Began writing and appearing on the series "Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)."

1994

Co-wrote the screenplay for the thriller "Suite 16."

1994

Began appearing on the series "The Fast Show."

1992

Published his first novel, <i>King of the Ants</i>.

1990

Began appearing on the series "Vic Reeves Big Night Out."

1986

Landed his first writing job in show business on the series "Naked Video."

1980

Formed the band The Higsons with college friends Paul Whitehouse, David Cummings, and Terry Edwards.

Bonus Trivia

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Sang for a band called the Higsons.

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Has published the novels Getting Rid of Mr Kitchen and King of the Ants.

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Once lived in a house with Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

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Worked as an interior designer early in his career, decorating the house of Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

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Sang lead vocals for a punk band during the early-'80s called The Right Hand Lovers.

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The Higsons gained notoriety in 1986 when Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians recorded the song "Listening to the Higsons," which was inspired by a mishearing of the title refrain of their signature song "Gotta Let This Heat Out."

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