C. C. Humphreys

About me

Chris (C.C.) Humphreys was born in Toronto and grew up in the United Kingdom. He has acted all over the world and appeared on stages ranging from London’s West End to Hollywood’s Twentieth Century Fox. Humphreys began his writing career as a playwright with plays produced in London, Vancouver and Calgary. Humphreys’ novels include The French Executioner, runner up for the CWA Steel Dagger for Thrillers 2002, optioned for the screen. The Jack Absolute Trilogy about the James Bond of the 1770s—Jack Absolute, The Blooding of Jack Absolute and Absolute Honour. Vlad and Shakespeare’s Rebel. Humphreys is also the author of four books for young adults: The Runestone Saga (3 books) and The Hunt of the Unicorn. His books have been translated into more than ten languages. His new novel Plague is out in the UK and Canada in July 2014. Fire, Humphreys’ upcoming novel about the Great Fire of London, will be released in 2015.

From my website

‘On Shakespearean roguery, plaguey serial killers and theatre’: The Radio Interview

This morning I was a guest on the CBC radio show North By North West with the wonderful Sheryl MacKay. A more comprehensive interview is on the website wherein I wax most lyrical on the influence of Hamlet on my … Continue reading →

Sweet Smoke: My love affair with hookahs

A good friend, my travelling ‘brother’ Allan Eastman – film and TV director, bon vivant, gourmet, ancient history obsessive, philosopher – sent me this picture taken yesterday in one of our favourite places in the world: a narghile emporium in … Continue reading →

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