ABOUT

 

Ted's career as an actor in London and New York was punctuated with expeditions into the corporate world of petrochemical, publishing and vocational training.

After graduating with first-class honours in Professional and Creative Writing, he completed his formal education with a Post Graduate Teaching Certificate. 

An award-winning writer, first published in 2004, his writing credits include academic textbooks, poetry, short stories, film scripts, songs, theatre plays and radio dramas.  Shakespeare in Debt , an elizebethan comedy, premiered at the Riverhead Theatre and was subsequently adapted for radio.  What's in a Name, a short film script, recieved critcal acclaim at the LA film festival.

He founded Hammond House in 2016 to support the development of creative talent in writing, film and TV production. The International Literary Prize, awarded by Hammond House Publishing and sponsored by the University Centre Grimsby,  attracts entries from over 25 countries and the annual anthologies are read by a worldwide audience.

His TV and Film credits as writer, actor, presenter and director include the popular TV arts and culture channel, Billboard, The Heritage Channel, and local community channel Clee TV.  

 

At Hammond House productions he works with filmaker Alex Thompson to produce  documentary films that tell compelling and inspirational stories. Campaigns for organisations like the Humberside Police and the NHS have contributed to crime prevention and encouraged the take up of covid vaccinations during the pandemic of 2020-21.

 

Songwriting credits include Stardust, Survival, Changes, Clinging to Love and his latest single track, Bottle in my hand, released in the Summer of 2021.

At the Hammond House Gallery in Louth, he works with gallery manager Glynne Bulman to showcase local artists and encourage the appreciation of original artwork.

He shares his knowledge and experience in creative writing workshops for community groups and schools and led the Literary Lonely project that establish new writers groups across Lincolnshire. He established Hammond House Writers, a platform where writers can find a local group, share their experiences, publish their work and have access to a range of resources including his latest video writing workshops, The Secrets of Storytelling .

When not working he indulges his passion for tennis, painting and classic cars.