Ben Court & Caroline Ip

Writers for film and television

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Biography

Ben Court and Caroline Ip are film and television screenwriters. Their debut feature, The Hole, based on the novel by Guy Burt, starred Keira Knightley, Thora Birch and Lawrence Fox and has become a classic teenage psycho thriller.  They subsequently penned Cracks, the Jordan Scott helmed feature that starred Eva Green and Juno Temple.

For television, Ben and Caroline created and wrote May Day for Kudos/BBC1 about a May Queen who goes missing and the suspicions this crime raises in small town England.  May Day starred Aiden Gillen, Sophie Okenedo, Pete McDonald, Peter Firth and Lesley Manville.

The first installment of Ben and Caroline's television serial Whitechapel, a three part thriller about a Jack The Ripper copycat killer, had viewing figures of over 8 million on ITV when it aired in January 2009 and was nominated for a 2010 Broadcast Award for Best New Programme.  The hugely popular show is now in its fourth series which will air in late 2013.



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Television
Creator and Writer
Evader Pilot 6 x 60'
2014
Mammoth
In development
Creator Ben Court & Caroline Ip
Writer Ben Court & Caroline Ip

 
The Boys Pilot 6 x 60'
2014
Sid Gentle for ITV
In development
Creator Ben Court & Caroline Ip
Writer Ben Court & Caroline Ip

 
Whitby Pilot 6 x 60'
2014
Sid Gentle Films
In development
Creator Ben Court & Caroline Ip
Writer Ben Court & Caroline Ip

 
Whitechapel: Series 4 6 x 60'
2013
Carnival Films for ITV1
Creator Ben Court & Caroline Ip
Director Jon East
Writer Ben Court & Caroline Ip
Starring Phil Davis, Steve Pemberton & Rupert Penry-Jones

Fourth series of the crime drama

Mayday 5 x 60'
2013
Kudos Film and Television for BBC1
Creator Ben Court & Caroline Ip
Producer Jane Featherstone
Writer Ben Court & Caroline Ip
Starring Peter Firth, Max Fowler, Aiden Gillen, Lesley Manville & Sophie Okonedo

When a girl goes missing before a village fair suspicion falls on various members of the community

Whitechapel: Series 3 6 x 60'
2012
Carnival Films for ITV1
Creator Ben Court & Caroline Ip
Producer David Boulter
Writer Ben Court & Caroline Ip
Starring Phil Davis, Steve Pemberton & Rupert Penry-Jones

Third series of the popular drama

Inspector Resnick Pilot for 60'
2010
Company Pictures for ITV1
In development
Creator Ben Court & Caroline Ip
Producer George Faber
Writer Ben Court & Caroline Ip

Adaptation of the detective novels by John Harvey

Whitechapel: Series 2 3 x 60'
2010
Carnival Films for ITV1
Creator Ben Court & Caroline Ip
Writer Ben Court & Caroline Ip
Starring Phil Davies, Alex Jennings, Steve Pemberton & Rupert Penry-Jones

Follow up to the popular crime series

Whitechapel 3 x 60'
2009
Carnival Films for ITV1
Creator Ben Court & Caroline Ip
Producer Marcus Wilson
Director SJ Clarkson
Writer Ben Court & Caroline Ip
Starring Phil Davis, Alex Jennings, Steve Pemberton & Rupert Penry Jones

Thriller about a Jack the Ripper copycat killer

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Marian, Again 2 x 90'
2005
Company Pictures for ITV
Creator Ben Court & Caroline Ip
Producer Steve Lightfoot
Director David Drury
Writer Ben Court & Caroline Ip
Starring Samantha Beckinsale, Kelly Harrison, Owne Teale & Stephen Tompkinson

Dark psychological thriller

Film
Writer
Cracks Feature
2009
Scott Free for Optimum Releasing
Director Jordan Scott
Writer Ben Court & Caroline Ip
Starring Sinead Cusack, Eva Green, Imogen Poots, Juno Temple & Maria Valverde

Acclaimed thriller set in a remote girls' boarding school in the 1930s

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The Hole Feature
2001
Cowboy Films for Pathe
Producer Jeremy Bolt
Director Niok Hamm
Writer Ben Court & Caroline Ip
Starring Thora Birch, Laurence Fox, Desmond Harrington & Keira Knightley

Thriller set amongst a group of teens at a boarding school

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The Expats Feature
2014
Montebello Productions
Producer Francois Ivernel
Writer Ben Court & Caroline Ip

Adaptation of a book by Elsa Marpeau

Creator and Writer
Scary Mary Feature
2014
Sid Gentle, Ingenious
In development
Creator Ben Court & Caroline Ip
Producer Sally Woodward Gentle
Writer Ben Court & Caroline Ip