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Michael Baldwin's diverse career includes writing, photography, illustration, costume and décor design, theatrical jewelry making, choreography, model agency, theatrical agency and acting.

Pen name: Max India

He has just completed a novel: Sex Gods

A book of his photographs have been published: Someone Special (GMP)

Michael Baldwin has illustrated Lark's Castle by Susannah York (Hodder & Stoughton) and is illustrating and writing a project of his own: The Prince and the Wind Dragon.

Max India aka Michael Baldwin

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 020 8673 7527


Production Company / Venue
Bar Nothing La Bonne Crepe Café Theatre
Second Hand Emotion White Bear Theatre
My Son Has a Bigger One White Bear Theatre
Feasting on Flesh White Bear Theatre
Tiger Music White Bear Theatre
Forbid the Dawn Rose Tavern Theatre
Bodysurfing Café Theatre Upstairs
A Little Ripple BBC R4
Episodes of Circles Central Radio

Michael has written and directed three short films, a pop video, a 90-minute erotic video shot in the Seychelles (Bronze) and was second unit director for an Australian mini-series Tanamera.

Faith Brook in The Adventures of Don Quick

Michael Baldwin has designed the costumes for ten films including:

  • Madame Sin (Bette Davis, Robert Wagner)
  • Theatre of Blood (Vincent Price, Diana Rigg)
  • Quatermass (Sir John Mills, Simon McCorkindale)
  • The Great McGonagal (Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers)
  • The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus (Mick Jagger, John Lennon)

He was a Costume Designer for Rediffusion Television and London Weekend Television for ten years, working on plays by Tom Stoppard, Harold Pinter, Joe Orton and Shakespeare.

He was nominated for the BAFTA Costume Design Award for Worsel Gummidge.

Michael has worked on over 200 pop videos, designing costumes and casting. He won the Costume Design Award from NAVAAS for War Song (Culture Club).

He has had five gallery exhibitions of his drawings and designs.

He has designed five ballets for the Western Theatre Ballet and the Sunday Ballet Club, several stage productions, including the musical Chrysanthemum, Tartuffe at the Old Vic and Alice Through the Looking Glass at Oxford Playhouse.

Elsa O'Toole in Jane and the Lost City

awlreadings of Michael Baldwin's plays (written under his pen name Max India) include:

Also for awl, Michael has recently directed:

He assists with the work of co-ordinating awl's script appraisal system.

awl is immensely grateful for Michael's permission to use more than 30 of his drawings on this website. These adorn the guidelines for writers, actors, directors and discussion chairs, giving them a wonderful lightness of touch.


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