Graham trained at LAMDA (Evelyn Laye Award) and was an actor for fourteen years working extensively in regional/West End theatre, television and film with directors such as Kenneth Branagh, Matthew Warchus, Gregory Doran, John Caird and John Doyle. He then moved into directing and writing.
Graham was Associate Director on Sweeney Todd (West End/Broadway), Mack and Mabel (Criterion), The Sound of Music (London Palladium), Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Palace).
Graham now focuses on his own creative projects. His productions range from Shakespeare, through Coward and Brecht to Musical Theatre. As Artistic Director for New Rep Theatre, he was nominated for the Peter Brook Award, 2012, for his newly scored actor/musician production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle. He enjoys supporting and developing new writing and was nominated Best Director 2013, by Broadway World for his work on the world premiere of Carol Vine’s The Spring Tide. His stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson’s children’s book What The Ladybird Heard, had a successful run in the West End in 2017 and is currently on an international tour.
Graham regularly directs at many of the top drama schools in the UK (CSSD, Arts Ed, LIPA, BSA, Guildford Conservatoire, LSMT) and is artistic director for the Salvation Army’s annual charity concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
He has recently completed writing a musical The Colonel’s Lady (based on a short story by Somerset Maugham) and is looking forward to adapting a South African novel, Buckingham Palace, District Six which covers three decades of the apartheid years, for the stage.