After graduating from Keele University with a degree in Law and Psychology, Adrian did the natural thing and spent the next eight years working as an actor in the UK, where his theatre credits includeHair at the West End’s Old Vic Theatre; as Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream; as Dromio of Syracuse in The Comedy Of Errors; The Magic Fundoshi ('Best Comedy' at the London Fringe Theatre Awards); The Mens Womb; A Christmas Carol; Tormented; The Circles of Paradise; One For The Road; Sleeping Beauty; New Territories; Take Away; Leaving Turnpike Lane and Privates On Parade. Unlike many actors in the UK, he has never had to be a waiter in his spare time, although he did act as one once..
Re-locating to Singapore with his family in 2001, he found a whole new audience with his work on Singapore TV, including Ah Girl(Winner of 'Best Actor in a Comedy Series' at the Asian Television Awards); Red Thread (Winner of 'Best Actor in a Drama Series' at the Asian Television Awards); Polo Boys; The Pupil (Seasons 1 & 2);Parental Guidance; Maggi and Me; Pulau Hantu; Do Not Disturb; 9 Lives; Durian King and the acclaimed Six Weeks, which he created and co-wrote. Really.
He has been the host of several popular Chinese television variety shows, as well as the game show Deal Or No Deal, and award-winning documentaries Chasing Sleep, Chasing Happiness, Chasing Longevity and Singapore Revealed. He has also hosted numerous ‘live’ events, ranging from corporate functions, to prestigious awards ceremonies, to the National Day Parade. Hey, everyone needs a day job.
In recent years his film credits include The Faith of Anna Waters,Unlucky Plaza, Cyber, Bait 3D; Dance Dance Dragon; I Do I Do;Gone Shopping; The Carrot Cake Conversations and The Blue Mansion.
On the Singapore stage he has appeared in the title role of Macbeth;Boeing Boeing; Into The Woods; Twelfth Night; Forbidden City,Barefoot in the Park; A Twist of Fate and God of Carnage. At the Life! Theatre Awards Adrian earned 'Best Actor' nominations for The Odd Couple; The Pillowman; The Full Monty; Dealer’s Choice; Swimming With Sharks; and Next to Normal. He is a three-time 'Best Actor' Award Winner, for his work in The Dresser; Much Ado About Nothingand Rabbit Hole.
But all the above is nothing when compared to the two productions he is most proud of - his two sons, Zack and Xander