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Joe is an actor and script writer living in Mytholmroyd, the birthplace of Poet Laureate, Ted Hughes. Joe has a Masters Degree in Screenwriting and is often invited to lecture in creative writing and classic story structure. He also writes traditional, story based panto scripts produced the length and breadth of the UK and is fast establishing himself as one of the countries leading Dames.

TV roles include Mr Booth in Hollyoaks, Father Bruce in 'Shameless', Nigel in Granada Television's Stan the Man and Gary in the fourth series of Clocking Off. His radio credits include What a Boss Moss, Best Wishes and The Game of Empire for BBC Radio 4. In addition, he's recently played the following commercial and musical theatre roles; The Tin Wood Man in 'The Wizard of Oz', Ariel in 'The Tempest', Truffledino in 'Servant of two Masters', Norman in 'The Dresser', Seymour in the 'Little Shop of Horrors' and Emcee in 'Cabaret'.

Joe specialises in stage adaptations, with an impressive portfolio of dynamic, inspiring and engaging plays for Children and Young People. His most recent publication is Exchanges, a collection of original plays for Oxford University Press. Joe has a strength for comedy and his long standing experience as a professional actor and theatre producer informs his writing to produce popular material that is regularly staged by Schools and Youth Theatres.