Richard Gordon-Freeman was born in 1938 and educated at Mill Hill School. Afterwards he studied in Germany for a year and a half then joined the advertising agency, C.D. Notley, in London, where, in the company of many established poets, he began writing poetry himself. Advertising took him to the Far East for two years after which he returned to the UK and became a freelance writer, mostly providing scripts for documentary films. This work led him to establish his own film-production company based at Shepperton Studios. After several years in the business, he now pursues a variety of interests: writing, painting and the study of Stone and Bronze Age cultures of western Europe.