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Samantha Ellis

About Samantha Ellis

Samantha Ellis is British Iraqi Jewish playwright, screenwriter and non-fiction writer who grew up in London. Her plays include How to Date a Feminist which has produced internationally and translated into multiple languages, and is published by Nick Hern Books, along with Cling to me Like Ivy and I’m Still Burning (part of Jermyn Street’s 15 Heroines series). She worked on both Paddington and Paddington 2. She also writes non-fiction books.

TV

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • THIRD TIME LUCKY
    • Tall Story Pictures
    • 6 x 30 Comedy Drama
    • INTO THE WOODS
    • Tally Story Pictures
    • 6 x 30 Comedy Drama

Film

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • PADDINGTON 2
    • Heyday Films
    • 2017, Script Editor
    • PADDINGTON
    • Heyday Films
    • 2014, Script Editor
    • UNTITLED PERIOD ADAPTATION
    • Working Title

Theatre

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • MARY LAMB
    • East 15 Drama School
    • 2023
    • PHYLLIS, OR I'M STILL BURNING
    • Jermyn Street Theatre
    • 2020
    • THE ONLY JEW IN ENGLAND
    • East 15 Drama School & Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
    • 2017
    • HOW TO DATE A FEMINIST
    • Arcola Theatre & UK Tour
    • 2016, Produced internationally including Turkey, Poland, Mexico and several theatres in Germany
    • STARLORE FOR BEGINNERS AND OTHER PLAYS
    • Polka Theatre & Urgent Theatre
    • 2015, Series of Short Plays
    • OPERATION MAGIC CARPET
    • Polka Theatre
    • 2015
    • CLING TO ME LIKE IVY
    • Birmingham Rep & UK Tour
    • 2010
    • THE THOUSAND AND SECOND NIGHT
    • LAMDA
    • 2010
    • THE LAST WOLF IN SCOTLAND
    • Stage@Leeds
    • 2009
    • STARTLE RESPONSE
    • Workshop Production at the Young Vic
    • 2007
    • MARTIN'S WEDDING
    • Blind Summit Theatre at BAC
    • 2004
    • PATCHING HAVOC
    • Theatre 503
    • 2003
    • USE ME AS YOUR CARDIGAN
    • Jackson's Lane Theatre
    • 2002
    • FEEL THE PLASTIC
    • Camden People's Theatre
    • 1998
    • THE CANDY JAR
    • Edinburgh Fringe
    • 1996 Runner-up in NSDF's International Student Drama Competition

Audio

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • BBC Radio 3
    • 2018
    • BBC Radio 4
    • 2006