I am a writer mainly, though I have done and still do lots of other things.
I was born and raised in a small village in the Netherlands. My father is Dutch, a businessman until he retired, and my mother is a French-Dutch bookbinder, artist and author. I have an older brother who is an architect.
My upbringing was pretty conventional, but it had a lot of art, books and making things in it, and parental encouragement to explore what interested me (and some of what did not). After my Gymnasium diploma from the local school I graduated as a post-graduate senior from Phillips Exeter Academy in the United States, then after some searching and the start of an MA in English at Edinburgh University I completed the Three Year Acting Course at the Guildford School of Acting.
Since then I have acted, assisted, directed, produced, adapted, translated, edited and written fiction and non-fiction for books, stage, screen and other media, in the UK, US, Europe and briefly in China.
I am a member of the board of the Visual Legacy Foundation and as such am now looking for new projects in the arts for the foundation to support. I also run my own company, Little Flame Productions, in London.
I am trilingual English-Dutch-French, I write in English and I translate my own work into Dutch. I also speak some German, Italian and beginners’ Mandarin and I have a few more languages on my wish list.
I miss performing, but I generally wear more than one hat, which compensates a little.