Malcolm Campbell

Writer for film and television
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Biography

Malcolm is an award-winning screenwriter from Mansfield whose credits include the acclaimed feature film What Richard Did and C4's recent hit drama series Ackley Bridge, which he created, wrote and Executive-Produced.

He has written for some of the UK's most popular dramas, including Shameless and Skins, as well as the Golden Globe-nominated mini-series The White Queen (BBC1/Starz). He created and wrote the BBC's multi-Bafta-winning educational show L8R, and gained Bafta nominations for his own single dramas, All About Me (BBC1) and Losing It (C4).

What Richard Did, directed by Lenny Abrahamson and produced by Ed Guiney, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012. It was Ireland's most successful film of that year, and Artificial Eye released it in UK cinemas in 2013. Malcolm won numerous awards for his screenplay, including The Evening Standard British Film Awards' Best Screenplay, the Writers Guild's Best First Screenplay, and the Irish Film and TV Awards' Best Film Script.

Ackley Bridge, co-created by Malcolm, a 6x60min drama series set in a fictional West Yorkshire school, premiered this summer on C4, and was instantly renewed for a second run in 2018, with double the episodes.

Malcolm is currently developing a TV project for Channel 4 and Element Pictures, and has a feature in development with Pulse Films.

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TV

Writer & Creator & Executive Producer

 

Drama series set in an integrated Academy in racially divided Yorkshire

The Forge for Channel 4
 
 

Original 4-part thriller

Element Picures for Channel 4
In development.
 

Writer & Creator

 

Original 4-part thriller in Development. 

Element Pictures for C4
 

Writer

Director Penny Woolcock
 

Pilot episode.

 
Starring
  • Veerle Baetens
  • Rebecca Ferguson
  • Amanda Hale
  •  
    Drama set during the Wars of the Roses, told from the perspective of women
    Company Pictures for BBC1
     
    Creator Paul Abbott
    Producer Johann Knobel
    Starring
  • David Threlfall
  •  
    Episode writer on the classic Channel 4 series
    Company Pictures for Channel 4
     
    Producer John Griffin
    Director Charles Martin
     
    Company Pictures for E4
     
    All About Me
    Bafta Nominated: Best Writer
    1 x 60'
    Director Beryl Richards
    Starring
  • Phil Davis
  •  
    Critically acclaimed television film. Bafta nominated for Best Writer
    Resource Base for BBC1
     
    Producer Johnathan Young
    Starring
  • Todd Carty
  • Gary Lucy
  • Bernie Nolan
  •  
    Talkback Thames for ITV1
     
    Losing It
    BAFTA Nominated:
    1 x 30'
    Producer Hilary Durman
    Director Cilla Ware
    Starring
  • LInda Bassett
  • Lee Williams
  •  
    Drama about teenagers and depression
    Channel 4
     
    Black Cab
    1 x 30'
    Producer Jake Lushington
    Starring
  • Clare Calbraith
  • Emma Handy
  • Philip Jackson
  •  
    World Productions for BBC2
     
    Starring
  • Declan Donnelly
  • Ant McPartlin
  •  
    Zenith North for BBC1
     
    Table 12
    2 x 10'
    Producer Jake Lushington
    Starring
  • Daniela Nardini
  • Paul Nicholls
  •  
    A series of short films set in a busy restaurants
    World Productions for BBC2
     
    L8R
    Winner of Bafta award for Secondary Learning 2008
    10 x 10'
     
    Award-winning teen drama
    Hi8us for BBC2
     

    Writer & Executive Producer

    Performer

    Film

    Writer

     

    Original thriller set during the miner' strike of the 1980s


     
     

    Feature in development.

    Pulse/Irish Film Board
    In development.
     
    What Richard Did
    Winner: Best Screenplay Evening Standard Film Awards
    Producer Ed Guiney
    Director Lenny Abrahamson
    Starring
  • Sam Keeley
  • Lars Mikkelsen
  • Roisin Murphy
  • Lorraine Pilkington
  •  
    Elite students from a privileged school perpertrate murder
    Element Pictures
     

    Writer & Creator