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Stephen Churchett (Estate)

About Stephen Churchett (Estate)



Stephen adapted Raymond Briggs’ book ETHEL & ERNEST for ACT Productions and the Ambassador Theatre Group.  The production opened at Nottingham Playhouse, directed by Giles Croft.

Stephen’s first play, TOM & CLEM, opened at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford before transferring to the Aldwych Theatre. It was produced by Michael Codron, directed by Richard Wilson, and starred Michael Gambon and Alec McCowen.  TOM & CLEM was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Awards in the category of Best New Play.

HERITAGE opened at Hampstead Theatre before a short tour and starred Gwen Taylor and Tim Piggott-Smith.  The play is published by Faber & Faber.


Stephen wrote an original pilot for Pinewood Television and had written feature length episodes for several series of LEWIS, starring Kevin Whately. He adapted six Agatha Christie novels for Chorion/ITV’s MISS MARPLE starring Geraldine McEwan and then Julia McKenzie: THE MURDER AT THE VICARAGE, 4.50 FROM PADDINGTON, SLEEPING MURDER, THE SITTAFORD MYSTERY, NEMESIS and MURDER IS EASY.    

Stephen had numerous previous credits in investigative crime drama for both BBC and ITV.

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