Stephen is an award-winning theatre and film director from East London

He is the Artistic Director of Amplified Theatre, a production company that creates gig-theatre productions and music-driven films.

He has taught at some of the UK’s leading drama schools and universities including Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. His indie-musical film Street Magic won the award for Best Romantic Short at the Indie X Fest in LA, and he has directed at a variety of venues including Theatre Royal Plymouth, New Theatre Royal, Jermyn Street Theatre, The Bunker, King’s Head Theatre and for Graeae Theatre Company. He regularly coaches professional actors all over the world whose credits include The Umbrella Academy (Netflix), Eastenders (BBC), Emmerdale (ITV), Rock of Ages (UK Tour), Hair (The Vaults), Emilia (The Globe), Othello (RSC), Sex Education (Netflix) and Mamma Mia (West End).

Stephen worked as a professional actor for over 10 years, touring the UK in numerous theatre productions. He originated the lead role of Vinnie in the cult musical Reasons to be Cheerful featuring the music of Ian Dury and the Blockheads and also toured in an acclaimed, actor-musician production of Henry V. He also starred in the award-winning musical Come Dancing (Best Off-West Production, WhatsOnStage), composed by and featuring Ray Davies of The Kinks. He played Boycie in Rock and Chips, the prequel to Only Fools and Horses for the BBC, and has appeared in episodes of Holby City and Silent Witness. He has also worked internationally in the USA, Brazil, Mexico, Germany and the Théâtre National de Nice, France.