Welcome to the Website of Stephen Briggs
Illustrator, Dramatist, Writer, Voice-Over Artist

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Who Is Stephen Briggs?

Maybe you wandered here while checking other Stephen Briggses on Google? Maybe you were actually looking for me!

 

Well, this Stephen Briggs is a best-selling writer, a book illustrator, dramatist, actor, keen amateur theatrical and award-winning voice-over artist.

 

 

 

TERRY PRATCHETT

I have collaborated with the best-selling writer Sir Terry Pratchett on a number of publishing and other projects

At the launch event for Terry's 'Raising Steam'

 

DISCWORLD

My involvement in Discworld came about almost by accident. I was (still am) a keen member of an amateur drama club - Oxford's Studio Theatre Club - and I had adapted Monty Python’s ‘Life of Brian’ and ‘Holy Grail’, and Tom Sharpe’s ‘Porterhouse Blue’ and ‘Blott on the Landscape’ for the stage. While looking for a new project, someone suggested that I might like to try the works of Terry Pratchett – and my life passed into another leg of the trousers of time!

Terry Pratchett attended my drama club’s production of ‘Wyrd Sisters’ in 1991 and gave us permission to adapt ‘Mort’. While working on ‘Mort’, I suggested to Terry that a ‘Companion’ to Discworld might be fun and found myself working on it via a circuitous route taking in a map of Ankh-Morpork along the way. Several of these titles made it into the UK best sellers' listings.



 

From there, my involvement in Discworld blossomed. Terry and I have collaborated on a number of projects, I’ve adapted loads of Terry’s books for the stage and they are now produced by amateur groups all over the world - from Zimbabwe to the Antarctic. The royalties from productions of the plays have so far raised over 100,000 for the Orangutan Foundation.  (see 'the plays' for more info)

 

 

AUDIO BOOKS

I've recorded over twenty of Terry's unabridged novels for the UK audio publishers, Isis, and also for the US publisher, Harper Audio. I have also recorded Pratchett titles for AudioGo in the UK and for Random House, in the UK and in the US.

 

AWARDS

I received a US industry award (an Audie) for my recording of 'Monstrous Regiment' (2004) and have been shortlisted for Audies for three other recordings. I received  the Audible Download Book of the Year award in 2008 for my recording of 'Good Omens'. I won an Odyssey award in 2009 for my recording of 'Nation' and then two awards from AudioFile - Best Voice of the Year & Earphones Award (in 2010) for my recording of 'Unseen Academicals'. I was also a part of the BAFTA award-winning team responsible for Sky TV's online publicity for their movie of 'Hogfather'.

         

Me, with 'my' BAFTA!                          My Audie, and my Audible awards              Filming the Sky publicity at Terry's house

 

CURRENT PLANS

I have recently recorded Terry Pratchett's THE CARPET PEOPLE for Random House Audio (US).

I have recorded Terry's new Discworld novel, RAISING STEAM, for ISIS Audiobooks (UK).

I have just directed my own play, based on THE COLOUR OF MAGIC & THE LIGHT FANTASTIC.

I am working on HUMBUG! -- a new musical version of 'A Christmas Carol' (to be staged in 2014).

I am writing and illustrating a series of childrens' stories.

 

AVAILABLE!

I am now a former civil servant, and hoping to make a small living from voice-over, publishing, film acting ... well, almost anything really!

 

If you have any offers - please do contact me:

 stephenpbriggs@gmail.com or at:
Stephen Briggs, P.O. Box 1486, Oxford, OX4 9DQ

 

 



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