Malcolm Campbell

Writer for film and television
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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.



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


Director Penny Woolcock

Pilot episode.

  • 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
  • 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
  • Phil Davis
    Critically acclaimed television film. Bafta nominated for Best Writer
    Resource Base for BBC1
    Producer Johnathan Young
  • Todd Carty
  • Gary Lucy
  • Bernie Nolan
    Talkback Thames for ITV1
    Losing It
    BAFTA Nominated:
    1 x 30'
    Producer Hilary Durman
    Director Cilla Ware
  • LInda Bassett
  • Lee Williams
    Drama about teenagers and depression
    Channel 4
    Black Cab
    1 x 30'
    Producer Jake Lushington
  • Clare Calbraith
  • Emma Handy
  • Philip Jackson
    World Productions for BBC2
  • Declan Donnelly
  • Ant McPartlin
    Zenith North for BBC1
    Table 12
    2 x 10'
    Producer Jake Lushington
  • Daniela Nardini
  • Paul Nicholls
    A series of short films set in a busy restaurants
    World Productions for BBC2
    Winner of Bafta award for Secondary Learning 2008
    10 x 10'
    Award-winning teen drama
    Hi8us for BBC2

    Writer & Executive Producer





    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
  • Sam Keeley
  • Lars Mikkelsen
  • Roisin Murphy
  • Lorraine Pilkington
    Elite students from a privileged school perpertrate murder
    Element Pictures

    Writer & Creator