When Life upon the wicked stage becomes to much what makes a performer become a writer... especially a crime writer?
Our thespians discuss their past lives and their current successes and how the two jobs compliment each other.
Martyn Waites was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne. He trained at the Birmingham School of Speech and Drama and worked as an actor for many years before becoming a writer. He has been nominated for every major British crime fiction award and has enjoyed international commercial success with eight novels written under the name Tania Carver.
He also wrote Angel in Black, the official sequel to Susan Hill's The Woman in Black and co-authored Great Lost Albums, the "funniest music book ever". He won the Grand Prix de Roman Noir for Born Under Punches. His latest novel, The Old Religion, was published in June to great acclaim.
You can find out more about Martyn by following him on Twitter - @MartynWaites
Hugh Fraser is best known for playing Captain Hastings in Agatha Christie’s ‘Poirot’ and the Duke of Wellington in ‘Sharpe’. His films include Patriot Games, 101 Dalmatians, The Draughtsman’s Contract and Clint Eastwood’s Firefox. In the theatre he has appeared in Teeth’n’Smiles at the Royal Court and Wyndhams and in several roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has also narrated many of Agatha Christie’s novels as audio books. He has now written three books in the Rina walker series – Harm, Threat and Malice. Stealth is due in autumn 2018.
You can find out more about Hugh by following him on Twitter - @realhughfraser.
Robert Daws is a British theatre and television actor best known for his roles in TV series such as the award-winning Outside Edge, Jeeves and Wooster, Roger,Roger, The Royal, Rock and Chips, Casualty, Midsomer Murders, Sword of Honour, Take A Girl Like You and most recently, as Dr Thomas Choake in Poldark. His most recent theatre work includes Michael Frayn’s Alarms and Excursions, The Secret of Sherlock Holmes and Yes Prime Minister in London’s West End.
Robert's first crime novella, The Rock, made the top of the Amazon bestseller list five times and is currently being developed for television.
You can find out more about Robert by visiting his website - www.robertdaws.net
Or, follow him on Twitter - @RobertDaws