Giles Cole is a former actor, having trained at Webber-Douglas in London, and has written seven plays for BBC Radio 4 (Afternoon Play). Stage plays include The Romance of the Century and The Weatherman (Brighton Festival Fringe 2017; The Weatherman was also produced at the Théâtre le Colombier, Cabannes, France, 2018); The Heart of Things (Jermyn Street Theatre 2015, published by Oberon Books); The Art of Concealment: The Life of Terence Rattigan (Brighton Festival Fringe 2011, Jermyn Street Theatre and Riverside Studios, 2012, published by Oberon Books); Frail Blood (Brighton Festival Fringe, 2003); Suspects (Grand Theatre, Swansea, 1989, published by Samuel French Ltd); Going Astray (Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 1989); Secrets (King's Head Theatre 1984 and 1988, published by Samuel French Ltd).
He has served on the reading panels for the Croydon Warehouse Theatre, the former BBC TV Script Unit, the London Fringe Theatre Awards, the writing organisation Writer's Avenue, and more recently for the Terence Rattigan Society Award for a New Play in 2016. From 1987 to 2008 he was a producer and script consultant specialising in awards ceremonies, writing over 500 scripts for celebrity presenters.
Giles was an off-West End reviewer for WhatsOnStage for five years and has completed a postgraduate MA course in Creative Writing: Plays and Screenplays at City University London, graduating in 2011 with distinction. He has twice won the Sussex Playwrights Play Competition. He is a member of the Writers Guild of GB and has served on its Theatre Committee and has chaired the theatre judging panel for the Writers' Guild Awards.
He is a director of theatre company Close Quarter Productions and, apart from Alliance, his current projects include Lunch With Romaine, a play about the declining years of legendary dancer Ida Rubinstein as she reflects on her extraordinary life and love affairs, and a three-act comedy drama, After All These Years.