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Illustrator, Dramatist, Writer, Voice-Over Artist
free to wander around.
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
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
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)
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.
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
Me, with 'my' BAFTA!
My Audie, and my Audible awards
Filming the Sky publicity at Terry's house
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'
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:
Stephen Briggs, P.O. Box 1486, Oxford, OX4 9DQ