He was awarded the 1981 Critics Circle Theatre Awards (Drama Theatre Award) for Most Promising New Playwright of 1980 for Outskirts/Borderline.
He was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2008 Queen's New Years Honors List for his services to literature and drama.
Studied Philosophy at the University of London.
Shepherd's Bush, London, England [August 2008]
Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1992.