Theatre, Film and TV

Malcolm Campbell and Damon Rochefort win at Writers' Guild Awards

Nov 14, 2013

Malcolm Campbell won best First Screenplay for What Richard Did at the Writers' Guild Awards, which were presented in London on Wednesday 13 November.

What Richard Did tells the fateful story of a gifted and gilded Dublin teenager whose future is compromised after a senseless act of violence.

Described by The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw as 'an engrossing and intelligent drama', Malcolm's adaptation was on the prestigious 2010 'Brit List' of most recommended unproduced films, before receiving its world première at the Toronto International Film Festival 2012. It went on to win five Irish Film & Television Awards, including best Script.

Damon Rochefort was also recognised at the Awards with Getting On, on which Damon worked as story consultant, winning best TV Comedy. Coronation Street, on which Damon has written multiple episodes, also won Best Continuing Drama.

A full list of the winners can be found on the Writers' Guild website.