Annie Griffin

Playwright, comedy writer, director and producer for television and film

Theatre, Film & TV
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Television
Creator and Writer
Rubenesque 1 x 60'
2013
Pirate Productions and Kudos Film and Television for Sky
Creator Annie Griffin
Writer Annie Griffin
Starring Freema Agyeman, Daniela Nardini, Dylan Moran & Gemma Fay

The story of a female football referee who becomes a plus-size model


The drama is part of Sky Living's Reckless Season, a showcase for one-off dramas by some of Britain's most critically-acclaimed female screenwriters.

Performance Artist 6 x 30'
2013
Pirate Productions for Channel 4
In development
Creator Annie Griffin
Writer Annie Griffin

 
Creator, Writer, Director and Producer
Seven Sins: Wrath 1998
Pirate Productions for Channel 4
Creator Annie Griffin
Producer Annie Griffin
Director Annie Griffin
Writer Annie Griffin
Starring Paul Kaye & David Walliams

Scripted spoof documentary for Channel 4's Seven Sins strand

A Lady's Guide to Casinos 1 x 30'
1996
Pirate Productions for Channel 4
Creator Annie Griffin
Producer Annie Griffin
Director Annie Griffin
Writer Annie Griffin

30' drama documentary for Channel 4's Women at Play strand

Creator, Writer and Director
New Town 2009
BBC Scotland for BBC2
Creator Annie Griffin
Producer Jemma Rodgers
Director Annie Griffin
Writer Annie Griffin
Starring Mark Gatiss & Max Bremer

Original series about a pair of ruthless estate agents in Edinburgh

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The Book Group: Series 2 6 x 30'
2003
Pirate Productions for Channel 4
Creator Annie Griffin
Producer Derrin Schlesinger
Director Annie Griffin
Writer Annie Griffin
Starring Michelle Gomez, Bonnie Engstrom, Anne Dudek & James Lance

British sitcom

Pirate Productions for Channel 4
Creator Annie Griffin
Producer Anita Overland
Director Annie Griffin
Writer Annie Griffin
Starring Anne Dudek, James Lance, Rory McCann & Derek Riddell

British sitcom

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Coming Soon 3 x 60'
2000
Pirate Productions for Channel 4
Creator Annie Griffin
Producer Anne Campeau
Director Annie Griffin
Writer Annie Griffin
Starring David Walliams, Vicki Pepperdine & Joanna Scanlan

 
Life On Air 1 x 30'
1997
BBC2
Creator Annie Griffin
Director Annie Griffin
Writer Annie Griffin

30' documentary about MTV Europe for BBC2's Picture This strand

Was She There 1996

 
Creator Annie Griffin
Director Annie Griffin
Writer Annie Griffin

20' drama documentary, made as part of the British Film Institute New Directors Scheme

Cheerleaders 1 x 10'
1995
Channel 4
Creator Annie Griffin
Director Annie Griffin
Writer Annie Griffin

10' documentary for Channel 4's Tribetime

Out of Reach 1 x 24'
1995
Channel 4
Creator Annie Griffin
Director Annie Griffin
Writer Annie Griffin

16mm, 26' documentary, Arts Council/Channel 4 Experimental scheme

Headpieces 5 x 1'
1991
MTV Europe
Creator Annie Griffin
Director Annie Griffin
Writer Annie Griffin

16mm, 5 x 1' drama shorts for MTV Europe

Museumpieces 5 x 1'
1991
MTV Europe
Creator Annie Griffin
Director Annie Griffin
Writer Annie Griffin

16mm, 5 x 1' drama shorts for MTV Europe

Writer and Director
Fresh Meat Series 2 6 x 45'
2012
Objective Productions for Channel4
Creator Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong
Producer Judy Counihan
Director Annie Griffin
Writer Annie Griffin

 
Director
Bob Servant 6 x 30'
2013
BBC Scotland for BBC4
Producer Owen Bell
Director Annie Griffin
Writer Neil Forsyth
Starring Brian Cox, Jonathan Watson, Greg McHugh, John Buick & Kevin O'Loughlin

Comedy starring Brian Cox as the eponymous Bob Servant who is standing as a candidate in a local by-election.

Fresh Meat 2 x 45'
2011
Objective Productions for Channel4
Producer Judy Counihan
Director Annie Griffin
Writer Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong
Starring Zawe Ashton, Kimberley Nixon, Joe Thomas & Jack Whitehall

Fresh new Channel 4 comedy

Art School 1 x 30'
1999
Channel 4
Director Annie Griffin

30' documentary about Glasgow School of Art for Channel 4

Film
Writer and Director
Festival Feature
2005
Film 4 for Pathe
Producer Chris Young
Director Annie Griffin
Writer Annie Griffin
Starring Daniela Nardini, Chris O'Dowd & Stephen Mangan

Black comedy

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Pet Shop Boys: Somewhere 1997
Pirate Productions for Image Entertainment
Director Annie Griffin
Writer Annie Griffin
Starring Chris Lowe & Neil Tennant

Documentary about the Pet Shop Boys at the Savoy Theatre as well as the promo for the Pet Shop Boys' single 'Somewhere'

Writer
Travel Writer Feature
2008
Pirate Productions for Film 4
In development
Writer Annie Griffin

Feature based on the Spanish myth, Duende

Theatre
Writer and Director
It Is In My Mouth Forever 1995
Royal Court Theatre
Director Annie Griffin
Writer Annie Griffin

Mixed media show produced at London's South Bank, at the Time Festival (Ghent) and at the Royal Court, London (1995); and at the Galway Festival, Ireland (1996)

Shaker 1992
ICA
Director Annie Griffin
Writer Annie Griffin
Starring Alison Edgar

One woman show about the Shakers. Extensive UK touring, including at the Edinburgh Festival

Writer
How To Act Better 1994
ICA
Writer Annie Griffin

A show about acting for four actors and a cameraman. Produced at the ICA, the Glasgow Mayfest, Liverpool's Videopositive Festival, the Brighton Festival, the Manchester Festival and i nBrussels

The Life in the Model 1993
The Royal Academy of Art
Writer Annie Griffin

Solo performance at the Royal Academy of Art

Skylark 1992
ICA
Writer Annie Griffin

A play about a bank manager and his secretary. Toured internationally, taking in the ICA, Glasgow's Mayfest, the Brighton Festiva and Budapest

Ariadne 1989
The Place
Writer Annie Griffin

A large scale performance spectacle featuring a soprano, four actors, two dancers and two trumpeters, set created by sculptor Laura Ford. Arts Council of Great Britain tour, including the Queen Elizabeth Hall on London's South Bank

Almost Persuaded 1988
Town & Country 2
Writer Annie Griffin

A one woman show about country and western music, which toured the USA and the UK, inluding the Edinburgh Festival. Winner of the the Critics Choice Award LA Dramalogue; winner of LA Weekly's Performance of the Year

Lady Audley's Secret 1988
ICA
Writer Annie Griffin

A melodrama, which toured, including World Theatre Festival in Hamburg

The Deadly Grove 1988
Battersea Arts Centre
Writer Annie Griffin

Production for seven actors within an installation by Laura Ford. National tour, including the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford and the Mayfest Glasgow

Blackbeard the Pirate 1987
ICA
Writer Annie Griffin

A one woman show about pirates, which toured extensively in the UK, including stints at the ICA and Edinburgh Festival

Radio
Writer
Nest 2013
Pirate Productions for BBC Radio 3
 
Writer Annie Griffin