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Paul Coates

Writer

Agent

Katie Haines

Paul took a Master’s Degree in Scriptwriting from the Northern School of Film and Television in 1995. Prior to this, a number of his short stories and plays were published by the Playwright’s Publishing Company and Pulp Faction.

He is currently writing on political thriller

He is currently in development with Rachel Smith on their political thriller Family Of Spies and writing a Fantasy Horror Yorkshire Western called The Othering.

Television: Original Material

RED ELECTION (Mopar/Subotica/Viapplay/A&E)

DIRTY MEDICINE (PGMTV)

THE CLUB (Lupa Films)

LUDLOW HOUSE (Fox Television Studios)

CASINO (ITV Studios)

ST JUDES (Lime Pictures) 2007/2008

LOVES LIES BLEEDING (ITV) 2006
A 2-part thriller starring Martin Kemp and Hugo Speer

APOCALYPSE WHENEVER (BBC)
Comedy drama

MATRON (Carlton)
Comedy/drama

FIRST WE’LL TAKE LONDON (Absolutely/Carlton)
Comedy/drama

D I DIAMOND by Peter Lovesey (United Television)
60” pilot

LESSONS IN LOSS (for BBC Director Debut Season)

Series Credits

EMMERDALE (ITV) 2011 – 2018

CASUALTY (BBC) 2011

HOLLYOAKS (Lime Pictures / C4) 2006- 2011

HOLBY CITY (BBC) 2003 – 2007

EASTENDERS (BBC) 2004 – 2005

PEAK PRACTICE (ITV) 2001-2002

BALLYKISSANGEL (BBC N. Ireland) 1999

EMMERDALE (YTV) 1997 – 1998

WHERE THE HEART IS 1997

DREAM TEAM (BSkyB) 1997

Film

BLEED 2003

Horror film where a cursed small town in America loses the ability for clotting; so a tiny cut results in bleeding to death. Written with Greg Snow

THE WATERPROOF BIBLE 2017
Adaptation of Andrew Kaufman’s novel written with Andrew Kirk

THE AUDITION 1996
Award winning 3 minute short film, Dir. Naomi Vera-Sanso

PHONE-O-PHOBIA 1995
Short film (based on Paul’s award winning short story)
Dir. Naomi Vera-Sanzo

THE MAGICIAN
Short Film, dir. Collette Cullen

A PRAYER FOR THE NEW HOUDINI (for dir. Andy Shelley)

Theatre

FALSE PROPHET (Part Of JB Shorts – Joshua Brooke Theatre) 2016

THE BONES OF YOU (Part Of Hebden Shorts – Little Theatre, Hebden Bridge) 2011

SYSTEM RESTORE (Part Of Hebden Shorts – Little Theatre, Hebden Bridge) 2010

MONKEY SEE  (Theatre In The Mill) 2001

TARNISHED REFLECTION (University of East Anglia) 1997

DOWN IN ONE (National Tour – Commissioned by Young Farmer’s Association) 2000

THE RUG ARENA (Bradford Playhouse) 1995

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