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Paul Abbott

About Paul Abbott

Paul Abbott is a BAFTA and Emmy award-winning series creator, television writer, and producer. Abbott has become one of the most critically and commercially successful television writers working in Britain today.

Paul’s television writing career started on Coronation Street during which he also co-created the drama series CHILDREN’S WARD with Kay Mellor.  Following this he created and wrote many the drama serials including RECKLESS, BEST OF BOTH WORLDS, TOUCHING EVIL and BUTTERFLY COLLECTORS, the award winning series CLOCKING OFF, THE SECRET WORLD OF MICHAEL FRY, LINDA GREEN and ALIBI.

In 2003, he wrote the 6-part STATE OF PLAY for the BBC directed by David Yates.  This was later made into a Hollywood movie starring Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck and Helen Mirren. He then created the multi award winning semi-autobiographical SHAMELESS, which ran for 11 series in the UK, followed by the US version starring William H Macy as Frank Gallagher.

In 2008 Paul established his production and development company AbbottVision through which Paul has created several award winning dramas including EXILE starring John Simm and Jim Broadbent and HIT AND MISS for Sky Atlantic starring Chloë Sevigny.   He also created and wrote 3 series of NO OFFENCE for Ch.4 and WOLFE for Sky One.

TV

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • WOLFE
    • Abbott Vision/ Sky
    • Creator, Writer & Executive Producer
    • NO OFFENCE
    • Abbott Vision/ Channel 4
    • Creator, Writer & Executive Producer 3 Series
    • HIT AND MISS
    • Abbott Vision/ Sky Atlantic
    • Executive Producer
    • US SHAMELESS
    • John Wells Productions/ Warner Brothers
    • Creator, Writer & Executive Producer 11 Seasons
    • EXILE
    • Red Productions/ BBC
    • Creator & Executive Producer Original Series
    • SHAMELESS
    • Company Pictures/ Channel 4
    • Creator, Writer, Executive Producer 9 Series
    • ALIBI
    • AKA & Monogram Productions/ITV
    • Writer
    • STATE OF PLAY
    • Endor Productions / BBC
    • Creator & Writer
    • CLOCKING OFF
    • Red Productions/ BBC
    • Creator & Writer 4 Series
    • LINDA GREEN
    • Red Productions/ BBC
    • Creator & Writer 2 Series
    • BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
    • AKA Productions/ BBC
    • Creator & Writer
    • THE SECRET WORLD OF MICHAEL FRY
    • Endor Productions/ Channel 4
    • Creator & Writer
    • BUTTERLY COLLECTORS
    • Granada Television
    • Creator & Writer
    • RECKLESS: THE MOVIE
    • Granada Television/ ITV
    • Writer
    • TOUCHING EVIL
    • United/ ITV
    • Creator & Writer
    • RECKLESS
    • Granada Television/ ITV
    • Creator & Writer
    • TOMORROW LA SCALA
    • Writer
    • CRACKER
    • Granada Television/ ITV
    • Writer & Producer, 5 episodes
    • CHILDREN'S WARD
    • Granada Television
    • Creator & Writer 12 Series
    • CORONATION STREET
    • Granada Television/ ITV
    • Writer 53 Episodes
    • DRAMARAMA
    • ITV/ CITV
    • Writer

Film

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • STATE OF PLAY
    • Working Title Films/ StudioCanal/ Relativity Media
    • Based on the Original Series by Paul Abbott, Starring Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck and Helen Mirren
    • RECKLESS: THE MOVIE
    • Creator, Based on the Original Series