Noel Gallagher and The Onion…

18 Oct 13 


I’ve been a bit quiet lately, working on a brand new project for next year…

But I’ve managed to sneak in a few other things too…

Here’s an interview I did over a few hours in a fancy club with GQ’s Icon of the Year, the brilliantly funny Noel Gallagher, which, thanks to his unique perspective on the world, caught fire pretty quickly.

And here’s what happened when I turned up at the Chicago offices of satirical paper/website The Onion, the morning a very particular story was breaking…

More on the brand new project soon…

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08 Mar 13 

BAFTAI’m amazed and thrilled to say that I won the BAFTA 2013 Games Award for Best Performer, for my narration on Mike Bithell’s excellent Thomas Was Alone.

Mike’s created a triple BAFTA-recognised game – also receiving nominations for his story, and for David Housden’s brilliant music.

We had a great night.

If you ever download games, I can’t recommend Thomas Was Alone highly enough. A link is here

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14 Dec 12 

Well, this morning on the show, I announced that a new chapter is beginning.

I have loved doing the Xfm Breakfast Show every morning, and I think we’ve worked as hard as we can to be as good as we can. And I’ve loved getting to know the greatest listeners in the world. But it’s time to do other things.

I’ve always done lots of different stuff at once, and there are three or four big commitments that require my attention next year. I will miss the show, and my very good friends Matt, Dave, Steve and Simon.

But hey! Download the very best of my breakfast show right here… with guests from Dan Aykroyd to Robert Pattinson to Tim Minchin to Morgan Freeman to whoever else you can think of…

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Man & Boy…

18 Oct 12 

Well, I headed back over to LA recently to pitch a new idea, and I’m really pleased to say that the excellent ABC got on board once more, as Deadline Hollywood have just reported.

It’s a script called Man & Boy, which will hopefully become something at some stage soon. I’m being deliberately vague because you never know with this stuff, but I’ll try my absolute best, and it’s very exciting.

Also on the team are director Julie Anne Robinson (The Middle), and producer David Miner (30 Rock, Parks & Recreation).

And in other news this month, check out GQ if you’re near a copy… I stayed for a few days in Ian Fleming’s Jamaican villa, GoldenEye, in order to see if I could harness some Bond magic and write my own chapter of a brand new Bond adventure. “For Queen & Country” is in the new issue…

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Presenter of the Year

08 Jul 12 

I’m massively delighted and surprised to say that I won Presenter of the Year at the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards… and here I am with radio legend Simon Bates.

My thanks to Xfm, and to Matt and Dave for making me seem much better than I am, every single day…

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Thomas Was Alone…

30 Jun 12 

At the beginning of the year, an indy games developer called Mike Bithell emailed me and asked me to check out a little game he was working on. So I did. And I loved it. It was only an early version, but I thought it was absolutely beautiful. He asked me if I’d narrate the game. I was very pleased to.

The game is out today, and I can’t recommend it highly enough. It’s called Thomas Was Alone… if you’ve got a Mac or a PC, check it out. It’s a dream to play, has incredible music by David Housden, and a really lovely story, which I’ve tried not to ruin. I’m proud to be part of it. You can download it here.

Also in the world of videogames, I’m asked a lot on Twitter if Shaun Hastings will be back for Assassin’s Creed 3. And he will. Which means I’ll have to think of some grumpy things to say. This time round, I was lucky enough to be asked to also write some stuff for the game itself by Corey May, which has been great fun. They’ve renamed the Animus “the Danimus” as a result.

That’s not true.

But the game is shaping up to be amazing and comes out in a few months…

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