Alan worked as a child actor before training at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. After graduating, he worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre and at the Chichester festival. His work in the US includes The Caretaker (BAM), Frost/Nixon (U.S. tour) and Translations (Broadway). He is a regular collaborator with the playwright Howard Barker and the poet Heathcote Williams as well as playing roles in Shakespeare - Prospero in The Tempest (tour of Israel and Palestine, Jericho House), Benedict in Much Ado About Nothing (Chester Performs). He works as an improviser - (the Impro-marathons London, Bristol, Cork and Edmonton) - as well as performing in Ken Campbell’s School of Night (Impro-Amsterdam, Edmonton Improvaganza, Slapdash, Latitude Festival, Bristol Jam and Elsinore Castle, Denmark).
Working as a production manager around India on the "Peace One Day" documentary, he became excited by all aspects of film-making and he now seeks to expand into the poetic dimension of new media.
Film and TV work includes: The Dictator, Contagion, August, The Auteur Theory, Mrs. Dalloway, An Awfully Big Adventure, Young Sherlock Holmes, A Voyage Around My Father, The Odyssey, Midsomer Murders, Not only But Always, Housewife 49, Custer’s Last Battle, John Adams and Margaret.
Directing credits include: The Common Chorus (Central) Black Snow (Central, Moscow Arts), Victory (Central), A Cloud in Trousers (Udderbelly), Flanders Mare (Sound Theatre), Dirty Fan Male (Gilded Balloon), The Riot Act (Gate Theatre) and A&R (Theatre 503).
Margaret has lived in London, Dublin, Paris, Tokyo, Moscow, Los Angeles and New York. She started writing when she met and worked for Executive Producer David Milch on his hit HBO television series, Deadwood and subsequent series, John From Cincinatti. Subsequently she moved to New York and shot her first short fiction film "Transferants" and then moved to Moscow where she made her first documentary short "Kozmos." Since then, together with her brother Alan, Margaret has been making Poetryfilm inspired by Anarcho-Pacifist poet Heathcote Williams. ‘War Requiem’ and ‘Don’t Exaggerate’ are two solo works of Margaret, which form part of a trilogy on War which she is still working on . She has also been working as a programme consultant both for BBC 2 Scotland’ Brian Cox’s Russia’ and researching for "Archive on 4", Radio 4.