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Charlie Higson (born, 1958) is a British television writer, actor, author, and a comedy performer. After graduating from the University of East Anglia, in the early 1980s, he was for some time a member of the band The Higsons, before he turned to performing.


Charlie Higson first came to public attention as one of the main writers and performers of the BBC Two sketch show The Fast Show (1994-2000), which was a great success and enabled Higson to pick and choose his following projects.

He worked as producer, writer, director and occasional guest star on the revival of Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) from 2000 to 2001. Subsequent television work has included writing and starring in BBC Three's Fast Show spin-off sitcom Swiss Toni.

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In 2004, it was announced that Higson would pen a series of James Bond novels, aimed at younger readers and concentrating on the character's schooldays at Eton. The first novel, SilverFin, was released in 2005, Blood Fever in 2006, Double or Die and Hurricane Gold in 2007, By Royal Command in 2008 and a short story called A Hard Man to Kill was released in 2009. After A Hard Man to Kill, Steve Cole took over the Young Bond novels in 2014.

He returned to James Bond in 2023, writing a Modern Day Adult Bond novel, On His Majesty’s Secret Service in May 2023.


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