Paddy Cooper

Having worked at various times as a university-level drama lecturer, a theatre critic, courts journalist, trade union official, political speechwriter and spin doctor for the nation's chief constables, Paddy Cooper has always thought of himself, at heart, as an out-of-work actor and writer, something which he occasionally confounds by being awarded roles with actual lines or having scripts performed for paying audiences. He joins the VH team in April 2016 and operates both as Theatre Editor and a member of the Film and TV staff