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David Kane

About David Kane

David has earned great acclaim as lead writer and Executive Producer on 7 seasons of SHETLAND/BBC1 starring Douglas Henshall. He was also the creator of supernatural series SEA OF SOULS which ran for 4 seasons.  David has written shows such as STONEMOUTH, adapted from the novel by Iain Banks, FIELD OF BLOOD & THE DEAD HOUR adapted from the novels by Denise Mina (which he also directed) and Scottish noir classic TAGGART.

His extensive television credits also include: SHADOW ON THE EARTH, which won Best Film at the World TV festival, DREAMBABY, JUTE CITY, FINNEY, RUFFIAN HEARTS, REBUS, FOYLE’S WAR, MIDNIGHT MAN, GEORGE GENTLY and MURDER ON THE HOME FRONT.  Feature Films include THIS YEAR’S LOVE, BORN ROMANTIC (both also directed), and THE RIVER KING.  He has also written several plays, winning the Writer’s Guild Award for DUMBSTRUCK directed by Sir Michael Boyd.

David studied painting and photography at art school before winning the National Screenwriters Award in 1986 and becoming a professional writer.  He also covered the Angolan Civil War as a photographer in 1983.

 

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In Development

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • Original Series pilot
    • Sister Pictures/Wychwood
    • Original Series Pilot
    • Objective/Tannadice/ITV
    • Contemporary Crime Series pilot
    • STV Productions
    • Contemporary Series/adaptation pilot
    • Genesius Pictures
    • Starring Timothy Spall

TV

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • SHETLAND
    • BBC/ITV Productions
    • Seasons 1 – 7 David was the Lead Writer and Executive Producer on 7 seasons of this successful primetime show, starring Douglas Henshall
    • STONEMOUTH
    • Slate/BBC
    • 2 x 60 mins Adapted from Iain Banks
    • MURDER ON THE HOME FRONT
    • Carnival/ITV
    • New Series 2 x 60 mins Directed by Geoffrey Sax
    • FIELD OF BLOOD 2: THE DEAD HOUR
    • Slate/BBC
    • Adapted from Denise Mina 2x 60 mins /Also Directed
    • FOYLE’S WAR
    • ITV
    • 2013 & 2010
    • INSPECTOR GEORGE GENTLY
    • ITV/Company Pictures
    • 2012
    • FIELD OF BLOOD
    • BBC/Slate Films
    • 2011 Adapted from Denis Mina David Morrissey / Peter Capaldi 2×60 Also directed
    • TAGGART
    • STV/ITV
    • Executive Producer/showrunner 2010 3 episodes
    • MIDNIGHT MAN
    • ITV/Carnival
    • 2008 Original serial Dir. David Drury Starring Jimmy Nesbit
    • REBUS
    • ITV/SMG
    • 2006/7 Starring Ken Stott 4×90 minutes
    • SEA OF SOULS
    • BBC/Carnival
    • 2003-7 Series Creator 3×120 original serial Recommissioned for a further 3 series
    • RUFFIAN HEARTS
    • BBC
    • Written and directed Prod Ian Madden Best Film Celtic Film Festival
    • FINNEY
    • Zenith/Tyne Tees
    • 6 Part serial Prod N Stafford Clark Dir David Hayman
    • JUTE CITY
    • BBC
    • 3-part serial Prod John Chapman Dir Stuart Orme
    • DREAMBABY
    • BBC
    • Written by David Kane Prod David Thompson Dir Angela Pope
    • SHADOW ON THE EARTH
    • BBC
    • Prod David Thompson Dir Chris Bernard Jury Award, World TV Festival Best Filmm BANFF National Screenwriters Award

Film

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • THE RIVER KING
    • Myriad/Spice Factory
    • Adapted from Alice Hoffman’s novel Directed by Nick Willing Starring Ed Burns
    • BORN ROMANTIC
    • Kismet Films/BBC/Harvest
    • Written and directed
    • THIS YEAR’S LOVE
    • Kismet Films
    • Written and directed
    • NEWSNIGHT
    • BBC2
    • Filmed documentary in Angola on guerilla war. Also broadcast in Denmark, Japan and USA

Theatre

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • DUMBSTRUCK
    • National Tour Tron Theatre, Glasgow Mayfest. Winner LWT Award WinnerWriters Guild Award
    • GRAVE PLOTS
    • Nottingham Playhouse Old Red Lion, London Cafe Royal Theatre, Edinburgh Festival. (Fringe First, Arts Club Award for Literature)