Alistair’s Biography


Alistair Charles Maydon was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1950. As a young child, he and his family moved to England, first settling in Ledbury before moving to North London, where Alistair still lives. He was a member of the Enfield Youth Theatre in his late teens and early twenties and decided to pursue acting after taking a variety of rôles with the EYT.


Alistair trained as a drama teacher, taking a BEd in drama and education from Middlesex University, and taught secondary drama for three years before turning to a full-time acting career. He began this by working with the Theatre-In-Education team in Coventry, before playing the Quack in Wycherley’s The Country Wife at the Belgrade Theatre. Since then, Alistair has appeared in plays both touring and hosted, including a number of London fringe productions.


His television work includes programmes for the BBC and ITV as well as appearing in the action-adventure series The New Adventures of Robin Hood and later Dark Realm, both for Warner Bros. Entertainment. Alistair has also recorded educational tapes, work for BBC Radio and over 100 titles for ISIS, Audible, and most notably the RNIB, as Talking Books. All the Sharpe titles by Bernard Cornwell have been recorded by Alistair.


In 2009, Alistair resumed recording books for the RNIB. He has since recorded a number of new historical works in addition to the latest Sharpe title.


For a résumé comprising most of Alistair’s work, click here.


Alistair currently lives in North London with his wife and two children and enjoys reading, writing, watching cricket and sitting on comfortable chairs.