Neil Forsyth

1978 -

Author. Born in Glasgow and raised in West Ferry (Dundee), the son of a consultant paediatrician, Forsyth was educated at the High School of Dundee and then read politics at the University of Edinburgh, living in Pollock Halls of Residence and in Marchmont. He began his career in advertising in London but returned to Edinburgh to work as a journalist. His first book was Other People's Money (2007), which tells the story of credit card fraudster Elliot Castro.

His most notable books feature the comic antics of Bob Servant, a farcical cheeseburger tycoon and fictional resident of Broughty Ferry. Forsyth scripted Bob Servant Independent for BBC television with actor Brian Cox (b.1946) in the title role.

Later works include Let Them Come Through (2009), which explored the world of psychics, and the thriller San Carlos (2014). Other television work included Eric, Ernie and Me (2017), an award-winning drama about the comedy duo Morecambe and Wise, and the mini-series Guilt (2019).

Forsyth now lives in London.

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