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
Writer & Creator
Writer & Executive Producer
Original thriller set during the miner' strike of the 1980s
Feature in development.