About Me


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


I've recorded over thirty of Terry's unabridged novels for the UK audio publishers, Isis, and also for the US publisher, Harper Audio. I have also now 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 received two more AudioFile Earphones Awards in 2014 - for 'Raising Steam', and for 'The Science of Discworld'. I was also a part of the BAFTA award-winning team responsible for Sky TV's online publicity for their movie of 'Hogfather'.


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 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 here for more info.)

IN 2018 ...

  • I was pleased to contribute an article and illustrations to Terry Pratchett: HisWorld - a Brief Guide to Discworld.  the official companion to the Exhibition in 2018 at Salisbury Museum.
  • I wrote and staged a new Discworld play - HOGFATHER.  I'm hopeful that this will be publsihed in 2019.
  • I recorded a children's story - Marmaduke Mousington and the Million Year Picnic for the Josh Kirby Estate.
  • I did an interview with Julia Reuter, from Ȍ1 (the radio channel operated by Ȍsterreichischer Rundfunk, the Austrian national broadcaster). They were building a feature on Terry Pratchett.
  • I attended the Discworld Day at Birdworld on 26 May (photos HERE).
  • I was delighted to play a supporting role - Drumknott - in Dirk Maggs' excellent audio realisation of Unseen Academicals for Audible
  • I guested at the UK Discworld Convention in August (photos HERE)
  • I gave a talk at Beaconsfield Library in October - 'Creating a World with Terry Pratchett'.
  • I gave a talk to the Rotary Club of Oxford Spires in September.
  • I completed the text for the potentially final update of the Discworld Companion

In 2019 ...

  • I'm hopeful that my adaptations of Lords & Ladies and Hogfather may be published along with my Discworld/Shakespeare mashup, The Shakespeare Codex.
  • I made a video appearance at the Irish Discworld Convention in Cork, and at the North American Discworld Convention in Los Angeles.
  • I made a live Skype appearance from the U.K. at the Australian Discworld Convention in Melbourne.
  • I have also written - for production in November 2019 - a new dramatization of Bram Stoker's DRACULA - to be staged in Abingdon's medieval Unicorn Theatre. Details HERE.

Virtual appearances at Cork (L) and Melbourne (R)

'Lord Vetinari' speaking to a packed Barbican for Terry's Memorial.

My Audible award for 'Good Omens' (out of print).

Talking to fans at the US Convention. New Orleans

If you really want to see even more photos of me, there are some HERE.

The day Terry and I first met....

Recording at Tom, Dick & Debbie (Oxford)

Interviewed  by Austrian radio

At The Royal Navy Theatre Awards

Talking about mapping Discworld at Salisbury Museum

Speaking to Oxford Spires Rotary 

Signing at the German Discworld Convention.


"Stephen Briggs brings his usual expertise to his narration, warmly delivering dialogue and narrative. In particular, his mas­tery of dialect distinguishes characters without overacting." (The Science of Discworld)

"Stephen Briggs’s sharp insight and sharper delivery are an excellent match for Pratchett’s engrossing reimagining..." (The Amazing Maurice...)

"Briggs lends authenticity to every word." (Raising Steam) 

“Stephen Briggs has a long history with the Discworld series, having narrated Sam Vimes through many adventures...Briggs’ sardonic delivery augments the dry humor and the wordplay that is one of Pratchett’s trademarks.” (Snuff)
" He is the voice of the Discworld. If i think of a character, it is going to be with his voice." (Shepherd's Crown)

" Stephen Briggs really seems to get the pace, irony, wry humour and above all the uplifting underlying message of Terry Pratchett and it shows in his performance." (Shepherd's Crown)
" A wonderful book, evocatively read by Stephen Briggs. " (Nation)
" With Stephen Briggs reading, you are drawn into the heart of the story straight away. His illustrative voices are brilliant and really make the story listenable. It is quite simply perfect. " (Nation)
" Lovingly read by one of the best narrators I've ever listened to, this is in my opinion one of Terry Pratchett's best books. " (Dodger)
" I really like the way this guy puts the story out and I enjoyed the different voices of the different people in the story, this really made a good story a really good story. " (Dodger)

Terry's Memorial

I was very honoured to hear, at Terry's Memorial, that he'd included me in his special Ancient Order of the Honey Bee.