Created the mystery-thriller series "Fortitude."
Started performing stand-up comedy, eventually being signed by major comedy management group "Off The Kerb."
Saw his first screenplay adapted for the screen, an adaptation of Denis Forman's book My Life So Far.
Began his career as a TV writer, penning two episodes of "Doctor Finlay."
Acted in several productions with Newcastle's People's Theatre as a teenager.
Was asked to host a documentary on multiple sclerosis because his mother suffered from it, and discovered during filming that he was afflicted with the disease as well.
Took a break from his blossoming stand-up comedy career to spend time with his brother Steven, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer.