LINK quote [I born in Islington, London, 1960, I was always prized as the best artist at Highbury Grove School. I was expected to pursue a career in art, but instead I decided to join the army. When I left the army, I spent the next 12 years in engineering. Meanwhile, never losing his interest in drawing and painting, and built up an impressive portfolio. One day he decided he'd had enough of working in a job he had no interest in and landed a job at Elstree Film studios].