Maurice has worked as a music and drama teacher and in professional theatre, mainly in stage management, as well as a supporting artist in numerous television programmes. Maurice is also an HIV and LGBT activist. He was diagnosed with HIV in 1984 and developed AIDS in 1994 when he was given six months to live. Refusing to give up, he returned to education as a means of fighting his AIDS-defining illness of HIV-associated dementia. Now in his 80s, he has two honours degrees, speaks four European languages and is resident organist at Holy Trinity Church Hartshill. Maurice is Chair of the North Midlands LGBT Older People’s Group and a trustee of the North Staffs & District Organ Society.