I am a writer, although I have done and I still do lots of other things.

I was born and raised in a small village in the Netherlands. My father is Dutch, my mother half French, and 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 the world. After my Gymnasium diploma from the local school I graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in the United States, then after some searching and the start of an MA English Language and Literature 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, which is currently looking for technical education and arts programmes 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, and am finding ways back in.