The Edinburgh born, Belfast bred journalist was educated from primary to post-graduate diploma level via Dundela Primary School, Strandtown Primary School, Methodist College Belfast, Queen's University Belfast and the University of Ulster.
He passed several exams along the way and now holds a 2:1 degree in Political Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism (pass with distinction) and a junior athletics certificate in trampolining.
His interests include (but are not limited to) crime fiction, classic cars and loud rock music.
He is a supporter of Aston Villa Football Club. He likes cats, but prefers dogs
MICHAEL Smiley has been acting for nearly 20 years, but it's really only in the last decade that the Holywood native has begun to transition from cult favourite to an increasingly familiar face on the big and small screens.
THIS excellent American drama about the exploits of a group of programmers and entrepreneurs through the evolution of the computer industry starts its fourth and final series this Sunday on Amazon Prime Video.
BELFAST'S new downtown summer music festival hits its half-way point tomorrow night with an mostly local line-up featuring performances by Amy McDonald, Ryan McMullan and David C Clements and headlined by be-capped Bangor crooner Foy Vance.