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 and was a businessman until he retired, my mother is a half-Dutch, half-French artist and author, 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, lately as its treasurer. 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, Swedish 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 in whatever I do, which will do for now.