Malcolm
Campbell

Writer for film and television

Malcolm is an award-winning screenwriter from Mansfield whose credits include the acclaimed feature film What Richard Did and C4's recent hit drama series Ackley Bridge, which he created and wrote. 

He has written for some of the UK's most popular dramas, including Shameless and Skins, as well as the Golden Globe-nominated mini-series The White Queen (BBC1/Starz). He created and wrote the BBC's multi-Bafta-winning educational show L8R, and gained Bafta nominations for his own single dramas, All About Me (BBC1) and Losing It (C4).

Malcolm's screenplay for What Richard Did, directed by Lenny Abrahamson and produced by Ed Guiney, won numerous awards including The Evening Standard British Film Awards' Best Screenplay, the Writers Guild's Best Screenplay, and the Irish Film and TV Awards' Best Film Script. 

Ackley Bridge, a drama series set in a fictional West Yorkshire school, is now on its third series. And Malcolm's latest screenplay, Herself, is being produced by Element Pictures for BBC Films, with Phyllida Lloyd directing. It will be released in 2020.


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CV

Television

Writer & Creator & Executive Producer 

Original 4-part thriller

Element Picures for Channel 4
In development.

Writer & Creator 

Creator Malcolm Campbell
Writer Malcolm Campbell

In development

Element Pictures for BBC NI
Creator Malcolm Campbell
Writer Malcolm Campbell

Drama series set in an integrated Academy in racially divided Yorkshire

Pilot Episode

The Forge for Channel 4 for Channel 4

Writer 

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
    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
    L8R
    Winner of Bafta award for Secondary Learning 2008
    10 x 10'
    Award-winning teen drama
    Hi8us for BBC2

    Film

    Writer 

    Creator Clare Dunne
    Producer Ed Guiney, Rory Gilmartin, Sharon Horgan
    Writer Clare Dunne
    Starring
  • Harriet Walter
  • Conleth Hill
  • Clare Dunne
  • Element & Merman

    Feature in development.

    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