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Charlie Higson

UK (1958 - )

Charles Murray Higson, more commonly known as Charlie Higson, is an English actor, comedian, author and former singer. He has also written and produced for television.He worked as producer, writer, director and occasional guest star on Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) from 2000 to 2001. Subsequent television work has included writing and starring in BBC Three's Fast Show spin-off sitcom Swiss Toni. He has starred in Tittybangbang on BBC Three and appeared as a panellist on QI. He recently co-directed and starred in Bellamy's People.He published four novels through the early to mid 1990s which take a slightly dystopian look at everyday life and have a considerably more adult tone than his other work, with characters on the margins of society finding themselves spiraling out of control, leading him to be described by Time Out as 'The missing link between Dick Emery and Brett Easton Ellis.

Charlie Higson recommends
Blood Beast
Blood Beast (2007)
(Demonata, book 5)
Darren Shan
"Darren Shan deserves to be knighted... for getting boys to read."
No Such Thing As Dragons
No Such Thing As Dragons (2009)
Philip Reeve
"His books are full of adventure, humour and invention."

Undead (2011)
(Undead , book 1)
Kirsty McKay
"A kick-ass teen-action-zombie fest. Fast, furious, freaky, funny and seriously sick. Oh, and did I mention it kicks ass?"

VIII (2011)
H M Castor
"Great stuff... Exciting, fascinating and surprisingly scary."

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