About the Author
John Byrne has over 20 years of experience as a writer, broadcaster and performer, as well as working as a personal advisor to many top performers and entertainers, both one-to-one and via his popular weekly advice column in The Stage. He has worked for Radio 4, Five, BBC World Service, Virgin Radio and Nickelodeon, Private Eye and the Guardian, has managed a number of successful performers, and has been script doctor on various theatre shows. Broadcast appearances include BBC London, Sky News and E4's "Get Your Act Together with Harvey Goldsmith". He regularly lectures on arts careers for events such as Actors Expo, the Edinburgh Festival and institutions such as The Guildhall, BIMM and The Brits School.