Master of Arts with honors, Edinburgh (Scotland) University, 1986.
Deputy theater editor Time Out, London, 1987-1996. Theater critic Sunday Express, 1996, The Times, London, 1997-1999, film critic, since 1999. Lecturer British American Dramatic Arts, London, 1997-1998.
Judge Perrier Comedy Awards, Edinburgh, 1997.
Member Critics Circuit.
Married Dina Mary Southwell, November 2, 1996. Children: Samson, Alfred.