Stephen was trained at Rose Bruford, Ravensbourne, Goldsmiths, and attended a short directing course at BAC.
He has been working since 1997 as an actor, DOP, lighting, sound, broadcaster, designer, writer. set design and director. Before that he performed and was responsible for lighting for the opera The Merry Widow. Since 2010 he has been living in North Cambs which has reduced the amount of acting roles he has applied for but he has been working as a journalist and editor for 3 short lived local newspapers, continuing with some broadcasting and campaigning on domestic violence issues. During this time he has also increased the size of his film and audio production equipment and also studied physics,chemistry and engineering.