Adrian had great success as an actor following his training at Hurtwood and LAMDA. TV, Radio and theatre credits include Doctors and a long spell at the National Theatre including productions of Battle Royal, Sladek, Wicked Problems, Albert Speer directed by Trevor Nunn, with whom he also worked in the 2001 TV adaptation of the Merchant of Venice. He left acting to become a playwright in 2005 and his plays are often heard on Radio 4. His debut play for radio The Waterbucks was nominated for the Richard Imison Radio Awards and his other plays include Onysos the Wild, The Road to Calvary, A Man Cut in Slices, The Mouse House, A Special Kind of Dark, The Sound of Roses, an adaptation of Maupassant's 'Une Vie' and a modern adaptation of Balzac's 'The Wild Ass's Skin', which was runner up for the Prix Italia 2011. He is currently working on a 3 part adaptation of All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren, and lives in France.