Alex was born and raised in Mykonos, Greece. He ran away from home at the age of 17 and, having travelled around Europe, settled in Britain when he was 18. He decided, in order to avoid army conscription, he might as well study law and economics and carved himself an accidental, but very promising career, in the civil service.
At the age of 35 a friend asked him to come along to some drama school auditions for moral support. Alex ended up being offered places and retrained as an actor at The Poor School. He has plied his new trade at the National Theatre, Southbank Centre, Manchester Royal Exchange, Liverpool Playhouse, Bath Royal and many other venues, as well as a couple of films, almost exclusively playing very, very bad people. In 2011 he started a blog, because he was really annoyed at the government, which has attracted over a million readers. He now writes serious things for The Guardian and The New Statesman, funny things for Radio 4 and runs a small critically acclaimed theatre company. He is in perpetual shock that anybody finds him any good at anything.
Alex is currently working on his first novel, detailing his experiences of a year of destitution, homelessness and depression.
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