George Kay

Writer for film and television
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Biography

Formerly Head of Development at Twenty Twenty Television and Head of Factual at Blast! Films, George became a full time writer to concentrate on his first paid script commission, Good Luck Anthony Belcher (winner of the Brit List).
Since then, George has written episodes of The Hour (BBC2), The Tunnel (Sky Atlantic) and Our Zoo (BBC1). He is currently writing and executive-producing series 3 of My Mad Fat Diary, and writing and executive-producing a commissioned BBC2 series, Stag, with Jim Field Smith.

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Film

Creator George Kay and Jim Field Smith
Producer George Kay and Jim Field Smith
Director George Kay and Jim Field Smith
Writer George Kay and Jim Field Smith
Starring
  • Yeva Paley
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    Comedy film, which plays with the viewer's perception of immigrants
    Channel 4
    Addiction TV
     

    Writer

    Producer Fred Berger, Jason Carden
    Starring
  • Michael Sheen
  • Radha Mitchell
  • Ty Simpkins
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    In this comedy of errors a father confesses a crime to his young son when he thinks he's been busted by the police.

    Imposter Pictures and Funny or Die
     
     
    Original script about a boy whose parents leave him for the holidays in a haunted school
    Paramount Pictures
     
     
    Comedy feature about a young man looking for his father
    Mosaic Films / Sony Pictures
     
    Producer Alison Owen
    Director Jim Field Smith
    Starring
  • James Corden
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    Anthony Belcher lives in a world where fate conspires against him but when two strange men offer his a chance to reverse his fortunes he ends up in mroe trouble than ever
    Ruby Films
    Idiotlamp Productions
    In development
     
    Bitter
    Winner of Sony Shoot Best Screenplay Award
    Producer Michael Winterbottom
    Director Joel Wilson, Jamie Campbell
    Starring
  • Philip Davis
  • Steve Oram
  • John Sessions
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    Producer Alan Traquair
    Director Jim Field Smith
    Starring
  • Perry Benson
  • James Corden
  • James Cosmo
  • Imelda Staunton
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    Film about a young man's personal search, which uncovers a lot of dark secrets in a seemingly normal suburban household
    BBC Films
    Idiotlamp Productions
     
    Director Jim Field Smith
    Starring
  • Alfie Field
  • Juliet Cowan
  • Steve Furst
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    Film about a precocious little boy informing his father about his immediate intentions for travelling
    Idiotlamp Productions
     

    TV

    Writer

    Our Zoo
    1 x 60
    Producer Marcus Wilson, Luke Alkin (Exec. producer)
     

    Our Zoo is based on the extraordinary story of the eccentric Mottershead family who, despite staunch opposition and personal sacrifice, established Chester Zoo in the 1930s.

    Big Talk for BBC
     
    Producer Ruth Kenley-Letts
     

    10 part Anglo-French co-production, based on Scandinavian format, The Bridge. The discovery of a body on a channel tunnel train launches a joint police investigation between the two jurisdictions.

    Kudos Film and Televison for Sky Atlantic
     
    Creator Abi Morgan
    Producer Ruth Kenley-Letts
    Starring
  • Romola Garai
  • Dominic West
  • Ben Whishaw
  • Anna Chancellor
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    Second series of popular series following a television news room in Fifties Britain
    Kudos for BBC1
    In development
     

    Writer & Director

    Producer Faye Ward
    Starring
  • Phil Davies
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    Dramatic monologue about an embattled teacher
    Ruby Films for Channel 4
     

    Creator & Writer

    Stag
    3 x 60"
     
    Comedy thriller set in the Scottish Highlands co-written and created by Jim Field Smith.
    BBC Comedy for BBC2
    In development
     
    Producer Faith Penhale
     

    Original musical drama about the reunion of an all female band.

    BBC Wales
    In development
     
     

    Original police thriller 

    Scott Free
     
     
    Ruby Television for BBC3
    In development