Barnaby sometimes gets accused of taking on more than he can manage. There's no denying that.
He was struck down by the debilitating, long-term illness M.E. when he was 17 and spent two years bed-bound. Slowly clawing back a life for himself, he has lived with his condition since 1991 and continues to 'manage' it, so as it doesn't affect his creative outlets. It meant he segued off into various different pursuits, rather than concentrate on his one goal to attend RADA after his A-levels, but he believes this has made him a better person and more creative than he would have been had he chosen just one path.
He set-up, manages and appears with The OFFSTAGE Theatre Group (winning plaudits for acting and directing), the comedy improvisation show Off The Cuff (no lines to learn!), and 'Pulp Diction' (the music and poetry showcase). He also set-up, managed and ran the 12-piece tribute band Blues Brothers Reloaded (Elwood has a chin-beard!) from 2005 until he retired it in 2012.
He's also a published author ('Lemon' - the first of a trilogy), a published and performing poet, and a voiceover artist; as well as an accomplished writer of sketches, comedy songs, audio productions and educational workshops.
In his spare time, he wonders why he has any spare time.
As far as the 'real world' goes, he has been Head of Drama at a secondary school, a Private Tutor, an Arts Coordinator, a BAFTA Casting Director, and a Shoe Shop Salesman. He's also a husband, father and professional chin-beard model.
He’s a Sagittarius – half-man, half-horse. Sadly, it’s the wrong halves.