Malcolm Campbell

Writer for film and television

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Biography

Malcolm is an award-winning screenwriter from Mansfield whose recent credits include the acclaimed feature film What Richard Did (for which he won Best Screenplay at this year's Evening Standard British Film Awards and Best Script at the Irish Film Awards) and BBC1's series The White Queen. He has written for some of the UK's most popular dramas, including Shameless and Skins, as well as creating the BBC's multi-Bafta-winning educational show L8R and gaining Bafta nominations for his own single dramas, All About Me (BBC1) and Losing It (C4).

What Richard Did, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, is a loose adaptation of Kevin Power's Bad Day in Blackrock and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012. It went on to become Ireland's most successful film of that year and hit British cinemas in Jan 2013. It has also been released theatrically in the US, France, Australia and Scandinavia.

He is currently developing a number of projects for film and television.

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Film
Writer
What Richard Did Feature
2013
Element Pictures
Producer Ed Guiney
Director Lenny Abrahamson
Writer Malcolm Campbell
Starring Sam Keeley, Lars Mikkelsen, Roisin Murphy, Lorraine Pilkington & Jack Reynor

Elite students from a privileged school perpertrate murder

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The Wanderers Feature
2012
Warp Films for Film 4 & Optimum
In development
Producer Peter Carlton
Writer Malcolm Campbell

Based on a true story.  A Sunday League football club travel to Germany in 1974.  It gradually dawns on them that they have been mistaken for Wolverhampton Wanderers

Television
Writer
Will 2013
Endor
In development
Creator Craig Pearce
Writer Malcolm Campbell

Young Will Shakespeare

The White Queen 2 x 60'
2013
Company Pictures for BBC1
Writer Malcolm Campbell
Starring Veerle Baetens, Rebecca Ferguson, Amanda Hale, Faye Marsay & Max Irons

Drama set during the Wars of the Roses, told from the perspective of women

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Shameless: Multiple Episodes 4 x 60'
2008 to 2010
Company Pictures for Channel 4
Creator Paul Abbott
Producer Johann Knobel
Writer Malcolm Campbell
Starring David Threlfall & Elliott Tittensor

Episode writer on the classic Channel 4 series

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Skins: Katie and Emily 1 x 60'
2008
Company Pictures for E4
Producer John Griffin
Director Charles Martin
Writer Malcolm Campbell

 
All About Me 1 x 60'
2007
Resource Base for BBC1
Director Beryl Richards
Writer Malcolm Campbell
Starring Phil Davis & Vera Filatova

Critically acclaimed television film. Bafta nominated for Best Writer

The Bill: Multiple Episodes 4 x 45'
2005
Talkback Thames for ITV1
Producer Johnathan Young
Writer Malcolm Campbell
Starring Todd Carty, Gary Lucy & Bernie Nolan

 
L8R 10 x 10'
2004
Hi8us for BBC2
Creator Malcolm Campbell
Writer Malcolm Campbell

Award-winning teen drama

The Enemy Within 1 x 90'
2004

In development  
Writer Malcolm Campbell

Original thriller set during the miners' strike of the 1980s

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Losing It 1 x 30'
2001
Channel 4
Producer Hilary Durman
Director Cilla Ware
Writer Malcolm Campbell
Starring LInda Bassett & Lee Williams

Drama about teenagers and depression

Black Cab 1 x 30'
2000
World Productions for BBC2
Producer Jake Lushington
Director Nick Laughland
Writer Malcolm Campbell
Starring Clare Calbraith, Emma Handy & Philip Jackson

 
Byker Grove: Multiple Episodes 2 x 30'
2000
Zenith North for BBC1
Writer Malcolm Campbell
Starring Declan Donnelly & Ant McPartlin

 
Table 12 2 x 10'
2000
World Productions for BBC2
Producer Jake Lushington
Writer Malcolm Campbell
Starring Daniela Nardini & Paul Nicholls

A series of short films set in a busy restaurants

Creator and Writer
Broken Town Pilot 6 x 60'
2014
BBC Wales
In development
Creator Malcolm Campbell
Writer Malcolm Campbell

Original drama series

A Boy's Own Broadmoor 2014

 
Creator Malcolm Campbell
Writer Malcolm Campbell

Drama based on Patrick McGraith's childhood in Broadmoor

Big Society Pilot for 6 x 60'
2010
Company Pictures
In development
Creator Malcolm Campbell
Producer George Faber
Writer Malcolm Campbell

Prison based comedy drama