A little about me.
Hi, I’m Alex, I write comedy and drama for stage, screen, and radio. I’m from Manchester, born to Northern Irish parents.
As an autistic, I enjoy all genres of TV and film too. Both are deep passions and I enjoy writing the outsider, the misfit, and the rebellious. Female friendship and queer romance are also passions.
You will not find me in the hustle and bustle of social media. But you can reach me here if interested in working together.
I was recently been selected for The Dancing Ledge, BBC/ITV New Talent Scheme 2021 – as well as a series of masterclasses, I get a mentor to support my work on a new script for TV. My mentor is the remarkable Paula Milne (The Politician’s Wife, The Virgin Queen)
I’m writing a TV pilot for Adapted Pictures on the BFI funded project HOW TO BE.
I am also working on my new TV drama pilot with Dancing Ledge Productions.
I am part of the BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Guru Scheme 2019/2020 and 2021.
I am also in development with The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.
I’m also a yoga teacher in training with both Michelle Young and Maya Fiennes, with my specific interest and focus being meditation.
2019 – I won The BBC’s Alfred Bradley Award with my radio drama WAKING BEAUTY. BBC Radio 4 March 2021.
2019 – Thousand Films Screenwriting Competition with my 6-part TV comedy BELLA IN THE AFTERNOON
2019 – The Old Vic 12 with WHEN I WAS A TROLL
Runner up in Commonword’s “Best New Northern Novelist” with my manuscript THE LANDLORD, THE MEDIUM AND THE CHERUB (2008)
2019 – VAMP (a comedy short Selected for the BFI/Film Hub North’s script lab – currently developing further.
2017 – THE GIRL WHO DRESSED AS A BEAR (a magical realist short) Selected for the Watersprite Film Festival and later published in U.S anthology Hashtag Queer.
Sisters of the Midnight Berries (comedy/drama) Salford Art’s Theatre 2019. Dir. Roni Ellis. Produced by Salford Arts Theatre.
Our Kid Jesus (comedy) The Cockpit Theatre, London and 3 Minute Theatre, Manchester 2013. Dir. Dominic Kelly. Produced by The Salon Collective (2013). Winner of 24:7 Theatre Festival’s Next Big Idea Event 2013.
Seconds (drama) The Soho Theatre, Pleasance Theatre, and Rosemary Branch Theatre. Produced by Writer’s Avenue and Missfit Productions. Dir. Adam Morley. Winner of ‘The First 20 minutes’ playwriting competition 2010. ‘The Next Stage’ playwriting competition (2011) and ‘The Final Stage’ 2012 playwriting competition.
The Crucifixion of Madeline Mackay (or what the Owl Man knew, and the girl found out) The Red Lion Theatre, The Rosemary Branch. Produced by Missfit Productions. 2009 (I think).
OTHER TRAINING etc…
John Yorke’s “Story for Script Development (for story editors)” CPD Course 2019
The Raising Films Writer’s Residency 2019
STAGE ONE’s Bridging the Gap Commercial Theatre Producers Scheme 2018/2019
Postgraduate Certificate in TV and Radio Scriptwriting, The University of Salford 2017