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Jamie Crichton

Writer

Currently Jamie is writing RUBBERNECKER, a feature film adaptation of Belinda Bauer’s crime thriller (dir. Marc Evans; prod. Jon Finn, Dan Lupowitz), and A MAN NAMED ROALD, a biopic of Roald Dahl for Raw Film & TV. He is on the writing team for season three of Sky Atlantic’s acclaimed series THE TUNNEL (Kudos) and also for original crime series THE TRUTH (Mainstreet Pictures for Sky).

Jamie’s three-part state of the nation drama OBEDIENCE is in development with Island Pictures. For Hat Trick Productions he is developing crime drama series CRIMINAL NATURE as well as his original three part real-time thriller OVERNIGHT. THE CON, his prison thriller series, is in development with Lime Pictures and THE BUTTERFLY LION, an adaption of Michael Morpurgo’s best-selling children’s book, is with Kindle Entertainment.

Jamie wrote on the last series of LAW & ORDER: UK for Kudos/ITV. He also wrote an episode of the second series of RIPPER STREET for Tiger Aspect/BBC and is a regular contributing writer on HOLBY CITY. He recently wrote an episode for series two of Jed Mercurio’s CRITICAL which was never broadcast since the show was not recommissioned.

Jamie’s screenplay BOGLAND – a crime thriller set during the Troubles in Northern Ireland – featured in The Black List’s ‘Top Uploaded Scripts’ in 2013 and won the Grand Prize in the American Screenwriters Association / Gotham Writers’ Workshop International Screenwriting Competition. He won first prize in the BAFTA / Script Factory Moviescope Screenwriting Challenge (set by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, writers of THE HANGOVER) and featured in July/August 2011’s Moviescope magazine as “One To Watch”. He also won selection on the prestigious BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum. He has written commissioned material for Google and is developing a portfolio of TV and film scripts and treatments.

Jamie has worked in the film industry for more than 10 years. Most recently he was Head of Development at Really Useful Films, where he sourced and developed new ideas and writers, as well as managing and script editing the development slate.

 

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