George Kay

Writer for film and television

Theatre, Film & TV
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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 in 2009 to concentrate on his first paid script commission, Good Luck Anthony Belcher (winner of the 2009 Brit List).
Since then, George has written episodes of The Hour (BBC2), The Tunnel (Sky Atlantic) and Our Zoo (BBC1). He is currently writing the final series of My Mad Fat Diary for E4, as well as the newly commissioned BBC2 series Stag.

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Television
Creator and Writer
Stag 3 x 60"
2014
BBC Comedy for BBC2
In development
Creator George Kay
Writer George Kay

Comedy thriller set in the Scottish Highlands co-written and created by Jim Field Smith.

The Gibson Girls Dec 2013
BBC Wales
In development
Creator George Kay
Producer Faith Penhale
Writer George Kay

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

Suspect Mar 2012
Scott Free
Creator George Kay
Writer George Kay

Original police thriller 

Frankie Mackie 6 x 60'
2010
Ruby Television for BBC3
In development
Creator George Kay
Writer George Kay

 
Writer
My Mad Fat Diary 3 4 x 60"
2014
Tiger Aspect for E4
In development
Producer Will Gould (Exec. producer)
Writer George Kay
Starring Sharon Rooney, Jodie Comer, Ciara Baxendale & Dan Cohen

Third series of the tragi-comic 'Mad Fat' about teenage girl Rae, who is reconnecting with her friends after recovering from a suicide attempt.

Our Zoo 1 x 60
2014
Big Talk for BBC
Producer Marcus Wilson, Luke Alkin (Exec. producer)
Writer George Kay

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.

The Tunnel 1 x 60
Nov 2012
Kudos Film and Televison for Sky Atlantic
Producer Ruth Kenley-Letts
Writer George Kay

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.

The Hour, Series 2 1 x 60"
2012
Kudos for BBC1
In development
Creator Abi Morgan
Producer Ruth Kenley-Letts
Writer George Kay
Starring Romola Garai, Dominic West, Ben Whishaw & Anna Chancellor

Second series of popular series following a television news room in Fifties Britain

Writer and Director
Ruby Films for Channel 4
Producer Faye Ward
Director George Kay
Writer George Kay
Starring Phil Davies

Dramatic monologue about an embattled teacher

Film
Writer
Barbados Short
2014
Imposter Pictures and Funny or Die
Producer Fred Berger, Jason Carden
Director Misha Manson-Smith
Writer George Kay
Starring Michael Sheen, Radha Mitchell & Ty Simpkins

In this comedy of errors a father confesses a crime to his young son when he thinks he's been busted by the police.

School of Horrors Feature
2010
Paramount Pictures
Writer George Kay

Original script about a boy whose parents leave him for the holidays in a haunted school

And Then There Was John Feature
2009
Mosaic Films / Sony Pictures
Writer George Kay

Comedy feature about a young man looking for his father

Good Luck Anthony Belcher Feature
2009
Idiotlamp Productions for Ruby Films
In development
Producer Alison Owen
Director Jim Field Smith
Writer George Kay
Starring James Corden

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

Bitter Short
2008

 
Producer Michael Winterbottom
Director Joel Wilson, Jamie Campbell
Writer George Kay
Starring Philip Davis, Daniel Mays, Steve Oram & John Sessions

 
Where Have I Been All Your Life Short
2007
Idiotlamp Productions for BBC Films
Producer Alan Traquair
Director Jim Field Smith
Writer George Kay
Starring Perry Benson, James Corden, James Cosmo, Imelda Staunton & Katie Wix

Film about a young man's personal search, which uncovers a lot of dark secrets in a seemingly normal suburban household

Goodbye To The Normals Short
2006
Idiotlamp Productions
Director Jim Field Smith
Writer George Kay
Starring Alfie Field, Juliet Cowan & Steve Furst

Film about a precocious little boy informing his father about his immediate intentions for travelling