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I’m a business communication advisor, however I was supposed to become an actor.
Everyone in my family acts and, if I’d carried on the tradition, I would have been the 6th generation to tread the boards. Actors are colourful characters, which might explain why my parents and grandparents have 12 marriages between them.
Unusually, I’m only on my first. I’ve been married to the same gorgeous lady for over 30 years and I have 3 children who have miraculously come out all right.
It’s disgustingly normal! I don’t do divorce and I don’t do drugs. Unlike my grandmother, Fay Compton, who in her 20s, was involved in a cocaine scandal with the songwriter, Ivor Novello.
And my wife and I are around the same age which is unusual. Most Pélissier marriages have a least a 15-year age gap. My mother’s first husband was 30 years her senior whilst Fay went in the other direction, making sure that her 4th husband was younger than my father!
Since a young age, I have met and been surrounded by very famous people. As child, I met Charlie Chaplin and Robert Graves and for the early part of my career, I worked with the great and the good in the film industry.
For a number of years, I worked for John Cleese’s company, Video Arts, producing training videos with Graeme Garden and featuring Hugh Laurie and Dawn French.
People always ask me what Cleese is like? Well, he’s the sort of man who asks you for a de-caffeinated cappuccino when you are in the middle of nowhere and there’s isn’t a hell’s chance of finding one…
I worked in the film & tv industry for nearly 18 years working on commercials, documentaries, television drama and the odd movie – and have some good tales from those days.
Today, I advise business leaders and design and deliver communication solutions for those who work in marketing, customer service or digital media.
Much of this focuses on written, spoken and digital tone of voice and how to establish long-lasting relationships with clients, particularly for upmarket brands such as Nespresso, Louis Vuitton and Gucci. For many years I’ve had long-term working relationships with England Rugby, the European Commission as well as entrepreneurial start-ups like Ignition Financial.
Associate Creative Directors
Partnering me I have two talented Associate Creative Directors and together we work as a remote team with offices in Oxford, Basingstoke and Leeds.