Ken Campbell was born in Ilford and trained as an actor at RADA.He later joined the Victoria Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent, where hewrote Old King Cole, as an actor and resident dramatist. Hewrote for television and theatre and appeared regularly onstage and on screen. His work includes Illuminatus (Cottesloe,National Theatre), The Great Caper (Royal Court), Pink'sMadhouse (Young Vic), Jack Sheppard (Octagon Theatre, Boltonand Mermaid Theatre, London) and Bendingo (NottinghamPlayhouse). As a director he worked at many venues includingthe National Theatre. He received both Time Out and Evening Standard awards, as well as Olivier nominations and a TotalTheatre Lifetime Achievement award.