Agent: Mark Lucas
Chris trained at LAMDA then worked as an actor and director in the theatre before moving into drama production at the BBC and ITV. He has been a freelance writer for 30 years. He is a director of Island Films which he co-founded in 2004 and for whom he writes and executive produces. He currently has a number of film and television projects in development through Island Films.
Chris’s writing credits include Rhinoceros, starring Niamh Cusack and Robson Green and Going Home which was nominated for three Canadian Academy Awards including Best Film. He created and wrote Fell Tiger, a six part TV series for the BBC which won Best Drama Series at the TRICS awards.
He has also written regularly for returning series including an adaptation of Catherine Cookson’s A Dinner of Herbs (ITV) and Peak Practice (ITV). He has written a novel, Hawkhurst, an 18th Century ‘English Western’ based on a true story which is now in development as a major television series. Also in development is Western Union, a comedy road movie set in Sheffield and Arizona.