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.

They are currently developing new projects for television and film in the UK and the US. 



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Film

Writer

Producer Francois Ivernel
 

Adaptation of a book by Elsa Marpeau

Montebello Productions
 
Producer Sally Woodward Gentle
 
Sid Gentle, Ingenious
In development
 
Director Jordan Scott
Starring
  • Sinead Cusack
  • Eva Green
  • Imogen Poots
  • Juno Temple
  •  
    Acclaimed thriller set in a remote girls' boarding school in the 1930s
    Optimum Releasing
    Scott Free
     
    Producer Jeremy Bolt
    Director Niok Hamm
    Starring
  • Thora Birch
  • Laurence Fox
  • Desmond Harrington
  •  
    Thriller set amongst a group of teens at a boarding school
    Pathe
    Cowboy Films
     

    TV

    Writer & Creator

    The Boys
    Pilot 6 x 60'
     
    Sid Gentle for ITV
    In development
     
    Whitby
    Pilot 6 x 60'
     
    Sid Gentle Films
    In development
     
    Director Jon East
    Starring
  • Phil Davis
  • Steve Pemberton
  • Rupert Penry-Jones
  •  
    Fourth series of the crime drama
    Carnival Films for ITV1
     
    Mayday
    5 x 60'
    Producer Jane Featherstone
    Starring
  • Peter Firth
  • Max Fowler
  • Aiden Gillen
  • Lesley Manville
  •  
    When a girl goes missing before a village fair suspicion falls on various members of the community
    Kudos Film and Television for BBC1
     
    Producer David Boulter
    Starring
  • Phil Davis
  • Steve Pemberton
  • Rupert Penry-Jones
  •  
    Third series of the popular drama
    Carnival Films for ITV1
     
    Inspector Resnick
    Pilot for 60'
    Producer George Faber
     
    Adaptation of the detective novels by John Harvey
    Company Pictures for ITV1
    In development
     
    Starring
  • Phil Davies
  • Alex Jennings
  • Steve Pemberton
  • Rupert Penry-Jones
  •  

    Follow up to the popular crime series

    Carnival Films for ITV1
     
    Producer Marcus Wilson
    Starring
  • Phil Davis
  • Alex Jennings
  • Steve Pemberton
  • Rupert Penry Jones
  •  
    Thriller about a Jack the Ripper copycat killer
    Carnival Films for ITV1
     
    Director David Drury
    Starring
  • Samantha Beckinsale
  • Kelly Harrison
  • Owne Teale
  • Stephen Tompkinson
  •  
    Dark psychological thriller
    Company Pictures for ITV
     

    Writer