Damon Rochefort

Writer, creator and producer for television and film

Theatre, Film & TV
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Biography

Damon is a TV creator, producer and writer with a wealth of experience and credits to his name.

Current projects include Everyone Quite Likes Justin with Justin Moorhouse for BBC Comedy and Puppy Love, a new comedy from Joanna Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine and an original drama with Mainstreet Pictures. 


Previous credits include BBC4’s critically acclaimed series Getting On, which he worked on as a story and comedy consultant, Birds of a Feather and Coronation Street. His many highlights on Corrie include the funeral of the legendary Blanche Hunt, the wedding of Carla Connor to serial killer Tony Gordon, and the double episode tracking the immediate, heart-breaking aftermath of the 50th anniversary’s tram crash. He also originated a series of online standalone shorts for Corrie, Gary’s Army Diaries, the first of their kind for the show. These were so successful, that Rochefort was commissioned to adapt them for an ITV 2 one-off of the same name.

Outside of writing Damon volunteers for the Kenyan charity S.A.F.E. (Sponsored Arts for Education) which promotes social health issues like HIV, female circumcision and heroin use through drama. In 2012 he produced and presented Corrie Goes To Kenya, a two-part doc for ITV1.

Previously Damon worked as a music journalist before becoming a recording artist. His international No.1 smash ‘I Wanna Give You Devotion’ by Nomad and its follow-ups sold 3 million copies around the world, and he has also has produced and written for artists including Kim Wilde, LaToya Jackson, Dina Carroll, Kenny Thomas and Bad Boys Inc.

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Television
Creator and Writer
Skeletons 2014
Mainstreet Pictures
In Development
Creator Damon Rochefort
Producer Sally Haynes, Laura Mackie
Writer Damon Rochefort

Original drama. 

All About Eva 2013
BBC
Creator Damon Rochefort
Producer Michelle Farr
Writer Damon Rochefort

 
Six 2012
ITV Studios
Creator Damon Rochefort
Producer Kieran Roberts
Writer Damon Rochefort

Original Drama

Writer
BBC
In Development
Writer Damon Rochefort

TV version of Everyone Quite Likes Justin radio show with Justin Moorhouse for BBC Comedy

Britannia High 2 x 60'
2008
Globe Productions for ITV1
Producer Gareth Philips
Director Brian Grant
Writer Damon Rochefort
Starring Sapphire Elia, Mitch Hewer, Adam Garcia & Georgina Hagen

Series following the trials and tribulations of pupils at a performing arts school

Granada for ITV1
Writer Damon Rochefort

Core member of the writing team on popular soap since 2004

Birds of a Feather 2 x 30'
1998
Alomo Productions
Writer Damon Rochefort
Starring Pauline Quirk, Linda Robson & Lesley Joseph

Popular sitcom about women brought together when there husbands are thrown in prison for armed robbery.

Writer and Presenter
Damon Rochefort Tonight Live 10 x 30'
1999
BBC Wales
Writer Damon Rochefort

Talk show

Story Consultant
Getting On 2012
BBC
Starring Jo Brand, Joanna Scanlan & Vicki Pepperdine

 
Script Editor
Puppy Love 2013
BBC
In Development

A new comedy from Joanna Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine

BBC
In development

 
Theatre
Co-writer
Manchester MEN Arena
Director John Stephenson
Starring William Roache, Julie Goodyear, Brian Capron & Katy Cavanagh

A musical celebration of Britain's longest running soap, Coronation Stree, that features stars both past and present and hosted by Paul O'Grady.

Other
Writer
Gary's Army Diaries 2010

On-line Coronation Street spin-off