He directed Liam Neeson in his Noir thriller Under Suspicion and wrote the cult western The Quick and The Dead, featuring a stellar cast of Sharon Stone, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gene Hackman and Russell Crowe. He wrote the Emmy Award-winning TV series Traffik, later adapted into a film which grossed over $400m worldwide and won four Oscars. His extensive TV work includes some of the biggest miniseries ever - Dinotopia, The Tenth Kingdom and Gulliver's Travels (winner of 5 primetime Emmys, including Outstanding Miniseries and Outstanding Writing). In 1996 he was awarded The Humanitas Prize for screenwriting. He adapted and directed the stage world premier of Stephen King’s Misery in London’s West End, and his comedy Up On the Roof was nominated for 3 Olivier Awards, including Best Musical.