Lee Maxwell Simpson gained a first class degree in Drama from Manchester University before training as an actor at London’s Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. After graduating, he appeared in a number of commercials, notably for Thomson Holidays and Moonpig.com, and various short films and stage productions, including a National Youth Theatre tour to the Middle East and a spoken word European tour with the novelist Jonathan Coe.

In 2010 he moved to Beijing to work with China’s State broadcaster, CCTV, as a presenter, producer and in-house voice coach.

He has written and presented over 600 episodes of his own English language teaching programme and facilitated a number of workshops with young people and adults to improve their acting skills. Having recently returned to the UK, he continues to work as a voiceover artist providing voices for audiobooks and commercials and works as a freelance producer. He is incredibly excited to be working with YAFTA and to be sharing his skills and experiences.