George Kay

Writer for film and television
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George Kay co-created and wrote STAG for BBC 2 and also wrote the final series of MY MAD FAT DIARY for Channel 4. He has recently written on KILLING EVE for Sid Gentle.

Formerly Head of Development at Twenty Twenty Television and Head of Factual at Blast! Films, George became a full-time writer in 2009 to concentrate on his first paid script commission, the feature GOOD LUCK ANTHONY BELCHER which went on to win the Brit List.

Since then, George has written episodes of some of the UK biggest TV dramas, including THE TUNNEL for Sky, and THE HOUR and OUR ZOO for BBC. He also wrote and directed DOUBLE LESSON for Channel 4, a darkly comic monologue performed by Phil Davis. 

His short film credits include BITTER, produced by Michael Winterbottom, and BARBADOS starring Michael Sheen. Previously he wrote the short films GOODBYE TO THE NORMALS and WHERE HAVE I BEEN ALL YOUR LIFE?



Creator & Executive Producer & Co-Writer

3 x 60"
Director Jim Field Smith
  • Stephen Campbell Moore
  • JJ Feild
  • Jim Howick
    Comedy thriller set in the Scottish Highlands co-written and created by Jim Field Smith.
    BBC Comedy for BBC2

    Writer & Executive Producer

  • Sharon Rooney

    Set in Stamford, Lincolnshire in 1996, My Mad Fat Diary follows the story of 16-year-old, 16 stone girl, Rae Earl, who has just left a psychiatric hospital, where she has spent four months.

    Tiger Aspect Productions for Channel 4

    Creator & Writer

    Producer Faith Penhale

    Original musical drama about the reunion of an all female band.

    BBC Wales
    In development

    Original police thriller 

    Scott Free
    Ruby Television for BBC3
    In development



    A security operative hunts for an assassin. Based on the Villanelle novellas by Luke Jennings.

    Sid Gentle Films
    Our Zoo
    1 x 60
    Producer Marcus Wilson, Luke Alkin (Exec. producer)

    Our Zoo is based on the extraordinary story of the eccentric Mottershead family who, despite staunch opposition and personal sacrifice, established Chester Zoo in the 1930s.

    Big Talk for BBC
    Producer Ruth Kenley-Letts

    10 part Anglo-French co-production, based on Scandinavian format, The Bridge. The discovery of a body on a channel tunnel train launches a joint police investigation between the two jurisdictions.

    Kudos Film and Televison for Sky Atlantic
    Creator Abi Morgan
    Producer Ruth Kenley-Letts
  • Romola Garai
  • Dominic West
  • Ben Whishaw
  • Anna Chancellor
    Second series of popular series following a television news room in Fifties Britain
    Kudos for BBC1
    In development

    Writer & Director

    Producer Faye Ward
  • Phil Davies
    Dramatic monologue about an embattled teacher
    Ruby Films for Channel 4



    Creator George Kay and Jim Field Smith
    Producer George Kay and Jim Field Smith
    Director George Kay and Jim Field Smith
    Writer George Kay and Jim Field Smith
  • Yeva Paley
    Comedy film, which plays with the viewer's perception of immigrants
    Channel 4
    Addiction TV


    Producer Fred Berger, Jason Carden
  • Michael Sheen
  • Radha Mitchell
  • Ty Simpkins

    In this comedy of errors a father confesses a crime to his young son when he thinks he's been busted by the police.

    Imposter Pictures and Funny or Die
    Original script about a boy whose parents leave him for the holidays in a haunted school
    Paramount Pictures
    Comedy feature about a young man looking for his father
    Mosaic Films / Sony Pictures
    Producer Alison Owen
    Director Jim Field Smith
  • James Corden
    Anthony Belcher lives in a world where fate conspires against him but when two strange men offer his a chance to reverse his fortunes he ends up in mroe trouble than ever
    Ruby Films
    Idiotlamp Productions
    In development
    Winner of Sony Shoot Best Screenplay Award
    Producer Michael Winterbottom
    Director Joel Wilson, Jamie Campbell
  • Philip Davis
  • Steve Oram
  • John Sessions

    Producer Alan Traquair
    Director Jim Field Smith
  • Perry Benson
  • James Corden
  • James Cosmo
  • Imelda Staunton
    Film about a young man's personal search, which uncovers a lot of dark secrets in a seemingly normal suburban household
    BBC Films
    Idiotlamp Productions
    Director Jim Field Smith
  • Alfie Field
  • Juliet Cowan
  • Steve Furst
    Film about a precocious little boy informing his father about his immediate intentions for travelling
    Idiotlamp Productions