Asif grew up in Hackney, and describes his all-boys secondary school as tough. Such was its success, he found himself working around the clock. After reading classics at the University of London, she went on to work as a journalist and travel writer for the Evening Standard and The Sunday Times. His first roles as a professional actor, when he once pretended to be his own agent to talk his way into an audition, gave little indication of the success to come. Russell T Davies is one of the U. Stephen, who lives in Leicestershire, is married to fellow actor Hannah Walters, who he met at drama school. Michael Lewis is a best-selling non-fiction writer and journalist. During a bout of viral hepatitis, which left her unable to apply for jobs when she graduated, she entered a competition for new plays and won a prize for her debut, All Flesh is Grass.