Greg Fleet's memoir chronicles his two lives: his rise and rise in the comedy world, and his dark descent into heroin addiction.
Greg Fleet is an actor, comedian, broadcaster and author. Born in Michigan, USA, his family moved to Victoria when he was aged four. He studied at Geelong Grammar School for twelve years and then attended NIDA for a year before being expelled. His acting career began opposite Nicole Kidman in 1984 and he went on to star in Prisoner (as 'Delivery Man No 2'), Underbelly: Squizzy (as Richard Buckley - Australia's most violent prisoner), and Neighbours (his character killed the much-loved character Daphne), as well as treading the boards as Feste in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night for the Melbourne Theatre Company and developing a stand-up career that saw him acclaimed all over the world. Both here and in the UK, his comedy across TV, film, radio and theatre, and the honesty with which he speaks about his long-term drug addiction, has made him one of the most respected, beloved and in-debt stand-up comics around. Greg Fleet's hilarious and harrowing memoir, These Things Happen, was published in 2015 by Pan Macmillan.