Widdicombe was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre and had been nominated for the Norman Jewison Award for Directing. He had also been playwright-in-residence at Toronto's Factory Theatre.
Widdicombe's stage plays include The River Lady (Winner of the National Playwrighting Competition,) Dinosaur Dreams, Swamp Baby & Other Tales, and Wake (named one of the top ten plays at the 2000 Edinburgh Festival Fringe).
Santa Baby won Best Film Comedy at the 2006 Los Angeles International Short Film Festival  and was named Best Screenplay at the Worldwide Short Film Festival in Toronto.
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