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Alan Brough

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Actor / Author

Hi, I’m Alan Brough. I was born in New Zealand and am quite a bit older than I would like to be.

I have always loved books and, from an early age, wanted to be a writer. Then Dad and I went to see ‘Star Wars’ and decided that, actually, I really, really, really, really, really wanted to be an actor.

So I became an actor.

After a while I realised there wasn’t that much acting work for 6’ 4” guys with slightly lopsided faces and thick curly hair so I became a director, a broadcaster, a composer, a dancer (it’s true!), a musician, a singer and then, in an unexpected turn of events, a professional music nerd.

Finally I’ve got around to being a writer.

One day I hope to be able to write a biography that includes phrases like ‘best-selling’, ‘award winner’ and ‘so successful that he recently bought a solid gold toilet’ but, until then, I am just happy to look at my copy of ‘Charlie and the War Against the Grannies’ and think, ‘Cool! I wrote a book!’

Stories read by Alan Brough