Born Birkenhead, Merseyside, UK.. Gordon trained at Westminster School of Media and Communication in Upper Regent’s Street, London where, as the Royal Polytechnic, the first ever public UK screening of a motion picture film took place in 1896. It is a stone’s throw from Broadcasting House.
Gordon went on to work on feature films as assistant director, and on documentaries as director and cameraman. During this time, he began having plays produced by the BBC Radio Drama Dept.
As his career progressed, he also channelled his skills and experience into heritage interpretation, creating audio-visuals and experiences for clients such as English Heritage, Natural History Museum, The National Trust and other national and local organisations.
Through the pandemic lockdowns he has continued to write plays and exhibition scripts and to make films.
Winner, Jubilee Drama Award / Four-times winner of the Interpret Britain Award.
Heritage and Cultural Sectors
English Heritage, including exhibitions, audio and video programmes for:
· Hailes Abbey (Winner of 1997 Interpret Britain Award.)
· Battle of Flodden, (Etal Castle) (Winner of 1998
Interpret Britain Award.)
· Portland Castle
· Conisbrough Castle audio-visual experience
· Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds
· Sherborne Old Castle
· Charles Darwin's House (Winner 2002 Interpret Britain Award.)
· Hardwick Old Hall
· Old Wardour Castle
The National Trust - Fountains Abbey, N. Yorks – audios & audio tour
Liverpool Cathedral - audio-visuals and audio tour for City of Culture
John Clare Trust, Clare Cottage, Northants - scripting for audios & AVs 2009
Tudor House, Southampton – scripting stage for AVs and audio tours 2011
Redhouse Glass Cone, Stourbridge- audio scripts & production
The Caves of Nottingham - audio scripts and production
Lewes Castle & Barbican House - audio tours and gallery interpretation
Sheffield City Art Galleries and Museums - audio programmes
Wolverhampton Art Gallery – audio interpretation Various collections
Nottingham Lace Market - audio tour and museum interpretation
Natural History Museum, London - ‘The Feathers Fly!’ theatrical production
The Football Association - Theatrical presentations for World Cup
Hampshire County Museums Service - 'Gosport Time Machine' AVs (cont.)
Belmont Abbey Visitor Centre, Hereford – site interpretation scheme
Queen's Own Hussars Regimental Museum, Warwick - AV
Lichfield Heritage Centre - English Civil War - video and performances
Southampton Maritime Museum - 'Titanic Voices' audio progs.
Bradley House, Wiltshire - AV corporate project for home of the Dukes of Somerset
The Bass Museum, Burton-on-Trent - videos and multimedia
London Borough of Bromley - video life of John Lubbock, 1st Lord Avebury.
Bristol Zoo 'Bug World’ - audio-visual displays
Compassion in World Farming – Full AVs for National Touring Exhibition
Birmingham Thinktank Website - audio interpretation & production
The Keep Military Museum, Dorchester - videos and multimedia
Dorset Yeomanry – video programmes
Sheffield City Art Galleries and Museums – silversmiths
Liverpool Cathedral - stonemasons
Welsh Government/Usk Rural Life Museum – farming community videos
Redhouse Cone, Stourbridge – glassmakers
BBC plays produced/commissioned:
Feature screenplays (Commissioned)
Many short films, videos and audio-visual presentations including:
Reviews and articles for ‘The Stage’ newspaper.
Articles for numerous publications including ‘Heritage’, ‘Museum’, etc.
American University in London – Audio-visual interpretation & audio drama
University of North London – Audio-visual interpretation
Writers Guild of Great Britain, Oral History Society.