Malcolm Campbell

Writer for film and television
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Malcolm is an award-winning screenwriter from Mansfield whose recent credits include the acclaimed feature film What Richard Did (for which he won Best Screenplay at this year's Evening Standard British Film Awards and Best Script at the Irish Film Awards) and BBC1's series The White Queen

He has written for some of the UK's most popular dramas, including Shameless and Skins, as well as creating the BBC's multi-Bafta-winning educational show L8R and gaining Bafta nominations for his own single dramas, All About Me (BBC1) and Losing It (C4).

What Richard Did, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, is a loose adaptation of Kevin Power's Bad Day in Blackrock and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012. It went on to become Ireland's most successful film of that year and hit British cinemas in Jan 2013. It has also been released theatrically in the US, France, Australia and Scandinavia.

He is currently developing a number of projects for film and television and is Executive Producing and writing ABC for The Forge and Channel 4.



Writer & Creator

Broken Town
Pilot 6 x 60'

Original drama series

BBC Wales
In development

Original 4-part thriller in Development. 

Element Pictures for C4


  • Veerle Baetens
  • Rebecca Ferguson
  • Amanda Hale
    Drama set during the Wars of the Roses, told from the perspective of women
    Company Pictures for BBC1
    CreatorPaul Abbott
    ProducerJohann Knobel
  • David Threlfall
    Episode writer on the classic Channel 4 series
    Company Pictures for Channel 4
    ProducerJohn Griffin
    DirectorCharles Martin
    Company Pictures for E4
    All About Me
    Bafta Nominated: Best Writer
    1 x 60'
    DirectorBeryl Richards
  • Phil Davis
    Critically acclaimed television film. Bafta nominated for Best Writer
    Resource Base for BBC1
    ProducerJohnathan Young
  • Todd Carty
  • Gary Lucy
  • Bernie Nolan
    Talkback Thames for ITV1
    Winner of Bafta award for Secondary Learning 2008
    10 x 10'
    Award-winning teen drama
    Hi8us for BBC2
    Original thriller set during the miners' strike of the 1980s
    In development
    Losing It
    BAFTA Nominated:
    1 x 30'
    ProducerHilary Durman
    DirectorCilla Ware
  • LInda Bassett
  • Lee Williams
    Drama about teenagers and depression
    Channel 4
    Black Cab
    1 x 30'
    ProducerJake Lushington
  • Clare Calbraith
  • Emma Handy
  • Philip Jackson
    World Productions for BBC2
  • Declan Donnelly
  • Ant McPartlin
    Zenith North for BBC1
    Table 12
    2 x 10'
    ProducerJake Lushington
  • Daniela Nardini
  • Paul Nicholls
    A series of short films set in a busy restaurants
    World Productions for BBC2

    Writer & Executive Producer

    6 x 60'
    ProducerMark Pybus/George Ormond
    WriterMalcolm Campbell
    The Forge for Channel 4



    What Richard Did
    Winner: Best Screenplay Evening Standard Film Awards
    ProducerEd Guiney
    DirectorLenny Abrahamson
  • Sam Keeley
  • Lars Mikkelsen
  • Roisin Murphy
  • Lorraine Pilkington
    Elite students from a privileged school perpertrate murder
    Element Pictures

    Writer & Creator


    Feature in Development.

    Pulse/Irish Film Board