John-Paul Flintoff

Me, in 18 seconds

I’m a writer, mostly.

I worked for 15 years as writer and associate editor on some of the best newspapers and magazines in English.

I trained in theatrical improvisation with Keith Johnstone – and draw on that too when I teach storytelling.

I have worked as bin man, executive PA, scuba diver, poet, taxi driver, tailor, gardener, ice-cream salesman, hairdresser, assistant undertaker, bit-part player in pantomime, waiter, illustrator, high-wire window cleaner, photographer, very amateur boxer, karaoke singer, rat catcher, and more.

I’m mad keen on making things: drawings, paintings, prints, handmade books, tableware, bread and clothing.

I’m British. Tall, left-handed. I wear size 11 shoes. Ride a Brompton bicycle, drive a G-Wiz.

I’m married, with a daughter. We live in London.

What am I doing now? See my now page.