Started writing when he was ten years old, but it was a long time before he got paid for doing it. After university he sang in a pop group (The Higsons) and then became a painter and decorator. He started writing for television on Saturday Night Live and went on to create the hugely successful comedy series The Fast Show, in which he also appeared. Other TV work includes Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) and Swiss Toni.
He is the author of five bestselling Young Bond books, as well as the horror series, The Enemy. Charlie doesn’t do Facebook, but you can tweet him.