He is a long term FF enthusiast, having attended Fighting Fantasy Fest 2 in London the previous year and also made a cameo appearance in the Ian Livingstone gamebook Blood of the Zombies. [7], Higson published many 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 spiralling out of control. Most Popular #91712. - [citation needed] In 2015 Higson reimagined the novel Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson for ITV Studios into a ten part adventure series, set in the 1930s titled Jekyll and Hyde. This was after he had formed the punk band The Right Hand Lovers, wherein he performed as "Switch". In 2010 he co-directed and starred in the series Bellamy's People. He formed the band, The Higsons, with his college friends, and the group released several singles before disbanding. Other Works Charlie Higson was born on July 3, 1958 in Frome, Somerset, England. He attended the University of East Anglia. He also worked with Whitehouse on the radio comedy Down the Line. [12], In 2018 Higson wrote a Fighting Fantasy gamebook titled The Gates of Death, which was published by Scholastic books as part of their campaign to relaunch the Fighting Fantasy franchise. Charlie Higson's new James Bond book, By Royal Command, is out on 3 September (£12.99, Puffin) Topics. He wrote, produced, and occasionally starred in Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased), and was a panelist on the game show QI. Higson wrote a post-apocalyptic, zombie-horror series of books for young adults. He and his family settled in London. present) ( 3 children). In an addition to the plot, Miss Marple attends a talk given by the ornithologist James Bond (played by Higson himself): there she meets Ian Fleming, who is inspired to borrow the speaker's name for the protagonist of his new novel, Casino Royale. Attended the University of East Anglia where he studied American and English Literature and met his future co-star in the Fast Show Paul Whitehouse. "[15], according to Stephen Fry on the QI programme (Series D, Episode 12) (repeated on the channel Dave, 21 July 2009), The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm, "This much I know: Charlie Higson, author, 50, London – Life and style – The Observer", "Charlie Higson: my days squatting with Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse", "Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson: Making (radio) waves", "BBC Two - Richard Osman's House of Games", "mostly books blog: A master class in dealing with the undead", "Charlie Higson: 'The Enemy series is my own zombie survival plan, "Fighting Fantasy Interview with Charlie Higson", "Charlie Higson, Writer and human person", "A Master Class in Dealing With the Undead", Higson profile at MI6.co.uk – interview series and biography, Charlie Higson Archive, University of East Anglia, James Bond: The Authorized Biography of 007, James Bond uncollected and other miscellaneous short stories, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Charlie_Higson&oldid=984673082, Articles with unsourced statements from May 2016, Articles with unsourced statements from July 2015, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 21 October 2020, at 12:24.