Charles M Higson (born 3 July 1958), more commonly known as Charlie Higson, is an English actor and comedian. He has also written and produced for television and is also a successful novelist.
After graduating from the University of East Anglia in the early 1980s, Higson was the lead singer of the band The Higsons from 1980 to 1986. He then became a plasterer before he turned to writing for Harry Enfield with Paul Whitehouse and performing comedy. He came to public attention as one of the main writers and performers of the BBC Two sketch show The Fast Show (1994-2000).
He worked as producer, writer, director and occasional guest star on Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) from 2000 to 2001. Subsequent television work has included writing and starring in BBC Three's Fast Show spin-off sitcom Swiss Toni.
In 2004, it was announced that Higson would pen a series of James Bond novels, aimed at younger readers and concentrating on the character's schooldays at Eton. The first novel, SilverFin, was released on March 3, 2005 in the UK and on April 27, 2005 in the U.S. A second novel, Blood Fever, was released on January 5, 2006 in the UK and was released on June 1 in the U.S. The third and most recent novel, Double or Die, was published on January 4, 2007 having had its title announced the day before. Two additional Young Bond novels by Higson have been officially announced. The next, Hurricane Gold, is due out in hardcover in the UK in September 2007.
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