Will and Andy have written “An Odd Job” for Radio 4. They have also developed a 6 part comedy series called “Shit Or Bust” with Baby Cow, a comedy drama called “Cornerstone” with Red Productions and a comedy series called “Road To Rio” with Baby Cow. Most recently, their comedy drama, “Here After”, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2014. They are currently developing a new sitcom “Nowhere Fast” and “Manning” with Red Productions.
Simon Beaufoy started his writing career with the screenplay for The Full Monty – returning to it fifteen years later for a stage adaptation that was nominated for an Olivier Award and continues to tour nationwide.
Tristan is a writer and performer from London. His work has been performed at Soho Theatre, Bush Theatre, National Theatre Studio, Roundhouse and Southwark Playhouse.
Ben is currently writing a black comedy-drama, MY LIFE IN ANALYSIS with Ecosse, has a three-part thriller, THE SCREENS in development at Leopard Films, and has a second thriller, THE PACT at ITV studios.
Harriet created the hit series LIP SERVICE with Kudos, which was broadcast on BBC3. She wrote on and exec produced the second series which aired in 2012. Harriet currently has a feature film, GLEN CLOSE in development and she is part of the writer’s room for Simon Beaufoy’s series for FX, TRUST.
Laura’s play THE BUTCH MONOLOGUES premiered at the Southbank Centre in March 2014 as part of the Women of the World Festival. It will be touring again from Autumn, 2017.
Jeremy Brock is an English screenwriter and director. His career began in 1985 with the play In Times Like These, starring Greta Scacchi and Tim Woodward, which premiered at the Bristol Old Vic. He also adapted Dickens’ Oliver Twist into a play, directed by Phyllida Lloyd at the Bristol Old Vic in 1990.
Sean recently wrote and directed his first short film POLAR BEAR for Film 4 / Creative England / Inflammable Films, which premiered at the Galway Film Festival. His feature fantasy script ROSE OF DYAPAZON is in development with Film 4 and was part of the 2017 Brit List.
Jane is a scriptwriter, playwright, crime author and criminologist.
Oliver Chris is an actor for the stage and television. Someone gave him a pen for Christmas and now he has ideas above his station. His first idea has just been optioned by Hartswood.
Suzette is a London playwright and screenwriter. In 2017 her play The Sting was produced at both Southwark Playhouse and the Arcola Theatre and in 2016 her play Superman & Me performed at The King’s Head Theatre. She was longlisted for the 2016 Old Vic 12 Playwrights Prize.
David is a playwright and screenwriter, who is currently working with Lionsgate, developing his 8 x 30 minute drama, SHOUT.
Currently the trio are writing a new half-hour comedy IN THE LONG RUN. They’re also developing shows for the USA including MINNIE a comedy about the happiest fat girl in Los Angeles with Ed Helms Pacific Electric Picture Company, and 3 BAD WOMEN, a serial drama set in the rust belt of America for Stephen Garrett of Character 7.
Clare is a writer for stage, radio, television and is increasingly working in new story telling platforms such as digital games and virtual reality. She is also a co-director of Unlimited Theatre www.unlimited.org.uk which she co-founded in 1997.
Matthew is a Olivier-nominated director, playwright and actor. He is an Associate Artist at the Young Vic Theatre. Currently Matthew is directing Martin McDonagh’s new play HANGMEN at the Royal Court.
Sue is currently developing true crime drama ‘Reasonable Doubt’ with Duchess Street Productions. This is the story of Ann Ming’s fight for justice after her daughter’s murder. Maxine Peake is attached to play Ann Ming.
Megan is a screenwriter and children’s book author based in Stockholm. She is currently developing a Sci-Fi series for television with Atmo Media of Sweden.
Robert’s film KICKING OFF is released on April 21st 2016. It recently won Best British Independent Feature at Raindance. It is distributed by Signature.
Tom is currently developing a new BBC television series with Julie Gardner and Jane Tranter’s production company Bad Wolf. The series is based on the novel KISS OF THE WOLF by acclaimed American author Jim Shepard.
Brian has several projects in development, including a feature biopic provisionally titled ‘I(Who Have Nothing)’ with Rainy Day Films. He is currently writing episodes for Inspector George Gently: Series 7 and Tatau, a new BBC-3 drama. Both episodes will air in 2015.
Neil Flynn is an award-winning writer-director.
Josh writes for EASTENDERS and is currently developing a number of original projects, including 1960s TV drama THE COLONY (Bandstand/ AMC Pictures), sci-fi sitcom WASTE OF SPACE (Shiny Button/ Tiger Aspect) and black comedy feature film THE GET (Feel Films).
The eighth series of Brief Lives for BBC Radio 4 has been commissioned after the seventh series’ successful broadcast in August 2014.
Emma and Shaun are a British/Australian duo whose drama pilot FLAWLESS, was recently selected for the 2017 BAFTA Rocliffe Forum List.
Yasmin Hai is an author, broadcaster and television producer.
She is currently writing / developing a two-part television drama with Mammoth Screen for BBC Drama.
Simon is currently developing Chekhov’s Platonov for Lucid and recently developed a project for the National Theatre of Wales.
Dan and Chris are currently writing the first of a 6 part series for Leftbank Productions based on Kathy Lette’s book ‘How to Murder Your Husband’ as well as writing sketches for Ash Atalla’s sketch show ‘Shut Up You Muppet’.
Acknowledged to be one of the greatest adapters for television, Arthur is best remembered for his adaptations of HARD TIMES; TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY; BLEAK HOUSE; A TALE OF TWO CITIES and A PERFECT SPY.
John has written episodes of GRANTCHESTER for ITV1, THE TUNNEL for Sky Atlantic, and Harlan Coben’s THE FIVE for Sky 1. He was part of the writers room for Simon Beaufoy’s FX series TRUST.
Neil is an actor and screenwriter who has worked with some of the industry’s most high-profile directors. His screenwriting debut, THE PASSAGE, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2007 and STAR CROSSED followed in 2009.
Simon Kelton is a writer (story by and shared screenplay) and co-producer on EDDIE THE EAGLE starring Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman, directed by Dexter Fletcher and produced by Matthew Vaughn.
Julian’s feature SEAMONSTERS was nominated for Best British Feature at the 2011 Raindance awards and screened at the Austin Film Festival.
Kasia’s debut feature film Flying Blind premiered at the 2012 Edinburgh International Film Festival where was nominated for the prestigious Michael Powell Award. The film received three Awards (Grand Prix, Best Director, Critics Award) at the Polish Festival of First Films in Koszalin. Flying Blind was released cinematically in the UK and in Poland in 2013.
Bernard Kops was born in the East End of London to Dutch-Jewish working class parents in 1926. He achieved international recognition with his first play, THE HAMLET OF STEPNEY GREEN which was performed all over the world.
After training as a lawyer, Charles Lambert studied for the Creative Writing Ma at the University of East Anglia where he went on to write a PhD on Critical and Creative Writing for Theatre and Screen. As part of this, Charles wrote the play THE WOLVES OF KROMER for the Studio in Norwich which he later adapted and produced as a feature film.
Francis first feature film, God’s Own Country, was developed and funded by BFI and Creative England and will receive it’s World premiere as the only UK film in the World Dramatic Competition at Sundance 2017.
Brydie is a displaced Australian writer and occasional performer living in London and complaining about the weather exactly the same amount as every other Australian living in London.
Gareth’s feature film, THE BAKER, developed by Working Title, produced by Picture Farm was released theatrically in the UK in 2008. A comedy starring Damian Lewis (HOMELAND), Kate Ashfield (SHAUN OF THE DEAD), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (GAME OF THRONES) and Michael Gambon (HARRY POTTER), it was released theatrically in America under the title ASSASSIN IN LOVE. It won several awards and nominations, among them Best Feature at the Riverrun International Film Festival, Best Director at the Naples international Film Festival, Best Director at Tremblant Film Festival, Official Selection at the Istanbul Film Festival.
Catherine is about to go into pre-production on NUCLEAR, a supernatural thriller which she co-wrote with David-John Newman and which will be her feature directorial debut. The film is financed by Ffilm Cymru Wales and BFI and will be shot in North Wales.
In 2016, Liz’s play THON MAN MOLIERE was directed by Tony Cownie at The Royal Lyceum Edinburgh and in 2015, WHAT GOES AROUND made its way around Scotland’s theatres. She held the prestigious post of Scots Makar from 2011-16, which took her around the world.
Tim is currently working on a one off drama THE RISK GUY, for Feelgood Fiction.
Chris is an actor and writer from Kent. His first full-length play EYE OF A NEEDLE has just played at Southwark Playhouse to rave reviews.
‘one of the best new plays I’ve seen in ages’ The Independent
Jaki McCarrick is an award-winning writer of plays, poetry and fiction. She won the 2010 Papatango New Writing Prize for her play LEOPOLDVILLE, and her play BELFAST GIRLS, developed at the National Theatre London, was shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the 2014 BBC Tony Doyle Award. BELFAST GIRLS premiered in Chicago in May 2015 to much critical acclaim (Windy City Times Critics’ Pick) and opened this spring in Vancouver.
Martin is an award winning writer/director. His latest film, Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri, will be released in 2017.
Novelist and screenwriter, Andrea Newman changed the face of British television in the seventies with her steamy television serial A BOUQUET OF BARBED WIRE.
Simon Nye is currently working on a comedy series for Hat Trick, an adaptation of Cecilia Ahern’s Thanks for the Memories for Gate Film. His most recent adaptation of the writings of Gerald Durrell, THE DURRELLS, was for Sid Gentle Ltd and is being broadcast on ITV in 2016. HOUSE OF CHOCOLATE marks his return to stage alongside his adaptation of THE GOOD LIFE for the West End.
Owen is a writer, stand-up comedian and actor. Owen has written and performed seven one-man plays and has won a string of awards including three Fringe Firsts at the Edinburgh Festival. The Herald Angel award for best play and the LWT writers award for best comedy.
Tamsin is currently under commission to the Old Vic and the National Theatre.
Mike Packer is a Dramatist who has written several critically acclaimed plays, among them Cardboys, Carpet Pony Monkey, tHe dYsFUnCKshOnalZ!, and “Inheritance”.
Ol wrote THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, directed by John Madden, and featuring a all-star cast including Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith for Blueprint Pictures and Fox Searchlight. It received award nominations from Bafta and the Golden Globes.
Sylvia is a highly experienced script supervisor who has worked with the likes of Danny Boyle and Clio Barnard. She has recently moved into writing original drama and her fantastic female led crime series is currently out to producers.
Season Five of Matthew’s US TV show, ROGUE (Entertainment One), airs this year. Matthew created the show and has now served as Showrunner and Executive Producer on 50 hours of US television.
Morna Pearson is an Edinburgh-based writer originally from Elgin, Scotland.
Lucy Prebble is a writer for film, television, games and theatre. Her last play, THE EFFECT, a study of love and neuroscience, was performed at the National Theatre and won the Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play. Previously to that she wrote ENRON (2010), a hugely successful piece about the infamous corporate fraud which transferred to the West End and Broadway after sell-out runs at both the Royal Court and Chichester Festival Theatre. Her first play, THE SUGAR SYNDROME (2003) won her the George Devine Award and was performed at the Royal Court.
Stephen’s film Tormented, a classic tale of undead revenge, was produced by Slingshot, BBC Films and Pathe, and was released to great reviews:
Eleanor is an Associate Artist for Hightide. Her most recent work includes the critically acclaimed world premiere of BOUDICA by Tristan Bernays for the Globe Theatre.
“Eleanor Rhode directs with an assurance that should make her a permanent fixture at the Globe.” The Guardian ★★★★
Jake is writing an episode of DEATH IN PARADISE for Red Planet. He wrote many episodes of Channel 5’s critically acclaimed, SUSPECTS, starring Faye Ripley, which ran for five series. He is still heavily involved in adapting and originating stories for the international market, including Germany and Holland.
Philip’s new play DARK VANILLA JUNGLE was recently staged at the Soho Theatre, having opened at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last summer. His last two plays FEATHERS IN THE SNOW and SHIVERED opened at The Southwark Playhouse in 2012 to critical acclaim. Philip is currently under commission to the Royal Court.
Finlay is an actor and writer. His one-person play STRONG ARM was produced by Old Vic New Voices as part of their inaugural Edinburgh season.
A Humanities and Golden Globe recipient, Sally was honoured by PEN USA for her work on the Emmy nominated “Iron Jawed Angels.”
Toby is working on an original television series with Stephen Prentice ‘Dancing on the Inside’, under option to Hartswood Films.
Daniel Rusteau is a writer, director and actor. His sitcom MR FOR MY SISTER is in development with Dancing Ledge Productions.
Martin’s feature film, SEAMONSTERS, an adaptation of his play OUTSIDE OF HEAVEN, starring 60s legend Rita Tushingham is currently out to distributors. It was short-listed for Best British feature at the Raindance Film festival.
Emma’s most recent short, the Film London supported comedy SELL BY DATE, is currently touring the festival circuit. Emma is further developing the film’s concept into a comedy TV series.
Lisa is recipient of the NEA/TCG Playwrights Residency Award and winner of the BBC International Playwriting Award and a finalist for a United States Artists Fellowship.
Ziad Semaan has been working as a screenwriter for over a decade.
Donna Sharpe is currently working as co-writer on international crime/intelligence thriller THE TEAM Season 2 (8 x 60 for ZDF and DR, Network Movie Germany, Nordisk Film Denmark, Producer Andi Wecker); contemporary supernatural mystery drama TEUFELSBERG (6 x 60 for Lupa Film and Atlantique Productions, Executive Producers Felix von Boehm and Jimmy Desmaris, for Arté France and SWR Germany); and adapting Swedish author Thomas Engstrøm’s award-winning contemporary espionage novel WEST OF LIBERTY for the screen (6 x 45 for ZDF and SVT, Network Movie Germany and Anagram Produktion Sweden, Executive Producers Bettina Wente and Gunnar Carlsson).
Trevor is best known for A ROYAL NIGHT OUT (Ecosse Films / Lionsgate). Released spring 2015, to coincide with the 70th anniversary of VE Day, his original screenplay was selected for the Brit List.
Richard’s first feature script, psychological chiller TRAUMA, was directed by Marc Evans, starring Colin Firth and Mena Suvari. Produced by Warner Bros/BBC Films, it played at Sundance, Toronto, Edinburgh and Cannes, before opening wide in cinemas. It was described as “a haunting meditation on grief and self-delusion…a UK film whose visual and aural virtuosity sets it apart” (Screen International) and “a gripping thriller” (News of the World).
Sean’s debut feature film PANIC a London set thriller starring David Gyasi (Interstellar, Cloud Atlas, Annihilation) was theatrically released in 2016, garnering critical acclaim and 4 star reviews from The Guardian, The Daily Mirror, The British Blacklist and a host of other publications. PANIC has also been nominated for numerous festival and industry awards.
Based in London, Simon Stephenson has had film and television scripts commissioned by all the major UK broadcasters. He is currently developing his hit spec script FRISCO in LA. The script garnered the third highest number of mentions in the 2013 Black List.
Ali’s play CATHY will be playing at the Kingdome at the Edinburgh Fringe throughout August, following its successful tour of the UK this year. Written for Cardboard Citizens, it’s a hard-hitting response to Ken Loach’s seminal film on the housing crisis, Cathy Come Home. To date, CATHY’s played in theatres, prisons, hostels and the House of Lords.
Robin has a range of sitcom writing experience over the past nine years. At the age of 23 he won the BBC Talent sitcom competition in 2004 with MARIGOLD which went on to become a BBC3 pilot starring Angus Deayton and Selina Griffiths. He then became a part of the writing team on TWO PINTS OF LAGER AND A PACKET OF CRISPS (BBC3), eventually show-running and co-writing series nine with David Cantor. He has had numerous new script commissions, plus table and episode writing across four series of MY FAMILY (BBC1), contributing to over forty episodes of broadcast television. Studio sitcom remains his primary passion but he is also exploring new genres, developing ideas in drama and horror.
Ed is playwright,director and producer,whose work has been widely distributed to over 80 countries.
DEATH IN PARADISE, Robert’s original series for Red Planet Pictures, is currently in its fourth series. The first episode was watched by a record 9 million people.
Daniel’s latest play THE LAMBETH WALTZ will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.
Matthew Todd is a multi award winning writer and sometime performer, and was editor of the UK’s best selling gay magazine, Attitude, for 8 years, where he interviewed countless celebrities including Madonna, Elton John and Lady Gaga and was responsible for Prince William’s first gay press appearance.
Paul was an actor in film, television and theatre, before directing and screenwriting. He has had three feature films released in the last six years.
Paven is part of the prestigious Guiding Lights 2016/2017 scheme with Simon Beaufoy as her mentor. She is under commission to write a feature MUSLIM GIRLS with Ecosse Films and will shortly start in a writers room for a female led TV series. She is also under commission to Radio 4 to write a dark psychological drama about a mother and daughter and their estranged relationship.
Laura’s screenplay THE RIOT CLUB, an adaptation of her 2010 stage play POSH, premièred at Toronto International Film Festival 2014. It opened in cinemas on September 2014. The film is directed by Lone Scherfig and stars Max Irons, Sam Claflin and Douglas Booth.
The agency currently represents the film rights for Jeanne’s Carnegie Medal nominated book DUMB CREATURES.