Born in 1948 in London, the son of George Stone, a Royal Engineer, who had voluntarily returned from the war in the Far East, in order to help rebuild his country. He grew up in houses built by his father, first in Kent, then in Surrey, where he was educated, at the County Grammar School for boys, Wallington. After leaving school, he spent six years at Art College, obtaining graduate and postgraduate degrees in Interior Design at Leicester, where he also developed his skills on the rugby field.
After working for Leicester Museums as an exhibition designer and then for a firm of Architects in London, he obtained a job as an assistant designer with Southern Television in Southampton. In less than two years, he had transferred to Lew Grade's ATV Network at Elstree, where he rapidly became a Senior Designer, working on both drama and light entertainment productions. Much of the output of ATV Elstree was concerned with shows made for the USA as well as for home consumption. It was here that he met Jim Henson, as part of the Muppet Show design team.
In 1979, he left ATV,
starting his own company, Mightart Ltd., in order to go
freelance to work on Henson's movie, The Dark Crystal. This has
resulted over the last forty years in a freelance career
in Feature Films and Television as an Art Director, Set
Decorator and Production Designer.
He became interested in screen writing around 1990, while researching for a Tarzan film, set in Africa in the first World War. This led to a treatment for a different story based on actual events, which will be developed into a full feature length script, "The Phantom Fleet".
A long term project has been the co-writing of scripts for a three part science fiction film, "Adastra" set in this century and the distant future. This has now been developed into a TV series of which six episodes have been completed.
Alfonso" is a co-written
children's TV project, also in synopsis.
The writing of a black comedy "Eternity", has led to the adaptation of a book by Vernon Coleman, produced as a feature film “Mrs Caldicot’s Cabbage War” starring Pauline Collins and John Alderton