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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TV

Writer & Creator

Broken Town
Pilot 6 x 60'
 

Original drama series

BBC Wales
In development
 
 

Drama based on Patrick McGraith's childhood in Broadmoor

Element Films
In Development
 
Big Society
Pilot for 6 x 60'
Producer George Faber
 
Prison based comedy drama
Company Pictures
In development
 

Writer

 
BBC for BBC1
 
Creator Craig Pearce
 
Young Will Shakespeare
Endor
In development
 
Starring
  • Veerle Baetens
  • Rebecca Ferguson
  • Amanda Hale
  •  
    Drama set during the Wars of the Roses, told from the perspective of women
    Company Pictures for BBC1
     
    Creator Paul Abbott
    Producer Johann Knobel
    Starring
  • David Threlfall
  •  
    Episode writer on the classic Channel 4 series
    Company Pictures for Channel 4
     
    Producer John Griffin
    Director Charles Martin
     
    Company Pictures for E4
     
    All About Me
    Bafta Nominated: Best Writer
    1 x 60'
    Director Beryl Richards
    Starring
  • Phil Davis
  •  
    Critically acclaimed television film. Bafta nominated for Best Writer
    Resource Base for BBC1
     
    Producer Johnathan Young
    Starring
  • Todd Carty
  • Gary Lucy
  • Bernie Nolan
  •  
    Talkback Thames for ITV1
     
    L8R
    Winner of Bafta award for Secondary Learning 2008
    10 x 10'
     
    Award-winning teen drama
    Hi8us for BBC2
     
     
    Original thriller set during the miners' strike of the 1980s
    In development
     
    Losing It
    BAFTA Nominated:
    1 x 30'
    Producer Hilary Durman
    Director Cilla Ware
    Starring
  • LInda Bassett
  • Lee Williams
  •  
    Drama about teenagers and depression
    Channel 4
     
    Black Cab
    1 x 30'
    Producer Jake Lushington
    Starring
  • Clare Calbraith
  • Emma Handy
  • Philip Jackson
  •  
    World Productions for BBC2
     
    Starring
  • Declan Donnelly
  • Ant McPartlin
  •  
    Zenith North for BBC1
     
    Table 12
    2 x 10'
    Producer Jake Lushington
    Starring
  • Daniela Nardini
  • Paul Nicholls
  •  
    A series of short films set in a busy restaurants
    World Productions for BBC2
     

    Executive Producer

    Film

    Writer

    Producer Peter Carlton
     

    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

    Film 4 & Optimum
    Warp Films
    In development
     
    What Richard Did
    Winner: Best Screenplay Evening Standard Film Awards
    Producer Ed Guiney
    Director Lenny Abrahamson
    Starring
  • Sam Keeley
  • Lars Mikkelsen
  • Roisin Murphy
  • Lorraine Pilkington
  •  
    Elite students from a privileged school perpertrate murder
    Element Pictures