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Glen Laker

Writer

Represented by:

Jago Irwin , Stevie Jackson

Trained at The London International Film School, Glen wrote for two decades alongside various dayjobs before 2012, when he was selected for the BBC New Writers Scheme and the Red Planet Prize mentoring scheme. Since then, he has written episodes of VERA, HOLBY CITY, HOME FIRES and THE GOOD KARMA HOSPITAL. A fan of Lynda LaPlante, in 2017 Glen was thrilled to adapt her book Tennison into ITV’s six-part crime drama PRIME SUSPECT 1973. Before writing THE CHELSEA DETECTIVE for Expectation Entertainment, Glen spent 2018-2019 as lead writer on an 8-part series for NPO in Holland,

Credits

TELEVISION
Production (role):
THE CHELSEA DETECTIVE
Company:
Expectation / Acorn TV / ZDF
Project details:
Writer of two episodes of this 4 x 90' created by Peter Fincham.
Starring Adrian Scarborough & Sonita Henry
Production (role):
THE GOOD KARMA HOSPITAL
Company:
Tiger Aspect / ITV
Project details:
1 x 60' episode
Production (role):
PRIME SUSPECT '73
Company:
ITV / ITV 1
Project details:
Writer of 6 x 60’ mini-series
Production (role):
HOME FIRES
Company:
ITV 1
Project details:
1 x 60’ episode
Production (role):
VERA
Company:
ITV
Project details:
2 x 120’ episodes
Production (role):
HOLBY CITY
Company:
BBC 1
Project details:
2 x 60’ episodes
Production (role):
CHAMPION OF THE WORLD
Company:
Inclusive Media / BSLBT / Film Four
Project details:
30' original drama

Commissioned Olympics-themed drama, broadcast on Film Four during London 2012
Production (role):
CHASING COTTON CLOUDS (Co-Writer)
Company:
Inclusive Media / BSLBT / Film Four
Project details:
30’ original drama

Winner of Best Drama at 2011 Deaffest Film Festival
Production (role):
DIRECTGOV & EVERYDAY SPORT
Company:
BBC
Project details:
2 x 30’ information films
FEATURE FILM
Production (role):
TUESDAY’S CHILD
Company:
Townhouse 10
Project details:
Original drama
Production (role):
BLUEBIRD
Company:
Polaris Pictures LLC
Project details:
Original sci-fi thriller, optioned by Polaris Pictures, US

Prod. Jeremy Wall

In development
Production (role):
THE USHER
Company:
Neath Films Ltd / Little Wing Films, UK
Project details:
Original comedy-drama

Not produced
Production (role):
JAMES HERBERT’S SEPULCHRE
Company:
Neath Films Ltd / Brown Films, UK
Project details:
Adaptation of bestselling horror novel

Not produced
SHORT FILM
Production (role):
ONE LAST DANCE
Project details:
Original drama written for director Luke Losey

In pre-production

Cast: Jonathan Pryce and Shane Attwool
Production (role):
THE PAINTING (Writer / Director / Editor)
Company:
Neath Films Ltd
Project details:
6' drama

Festivals: London, Paris, Brussels
Production (role):
BOY IN THE OAK
Company:
Alcove Entertainment Ltd
Project details:
5' adaptation

Dir. Luke Losey

Narrated by Jude Law

Music by Damon Albarn

World premiere at the 2011 Bel Air Film Festival, US
Production (role):
ENGAGED TONE (Writer / Director / Editor)
Company:
Angle FIlms Ltd / BBC
Project details:
12' comedy drama

Winner: BBC Scriptwriting Award

Highly Commended: London International Film Festival
Production (role):
STARGAZING
Company:
Fez Films
Project details:
10' drama

Shortlisted for a BAFTA Short Film Award
Production (role):
MAGPIE (Writer / Director / Editor)
Company:
Avalanche Pictures Ltd
Project details:
16' drama

Festivals: London, Manchester, Tampere, San Francisco

Winner: Best Short, Manchester International Film Festival, UK

Credits

  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): THE CHELSEA DETECTIVE
    Company: Expectation / Acorn TV / ZDF
    Project details: Writer of two episodes of this 4 x 90' created by Peter Fincham.
    Starring Adrian Scarborough & Sonita Henry
  • Production (role): THE GOOD KARMA HOSPITAL
    Company: Tiger Aspect / ITV
    Project details: 1 x 60' episode
  • Production (role): PRIME SUSPECT '73
    Company: ITV / ITV 1
    Project details: Writer of 6 x 60’ mini-series
  • Production (role): HOME FIRES
    Company: ITV 1
    Project details: 1 x 60’ episode
  • Production (role): VERA
    Company: ITV
    Project details: 2 x 120’ episodes
  • Production (role): HOLBY CITY
    Company: BBC 1
    Project details: 2 x 60’ episodes
  • Production (role): CHAMPION OF THE WORLD
    Company: Inclusive Media / BSLBT / Film Four
    Project details: 30' original drama

    Commissioned Olympics-themed drama, broadcast on Film Four during London 2012
  • Production (role): CHASING COTTON CLOUDS (Co-Writer)
    Company: Inclusive Media / BSLBT / Film Four
    Project details: 30’ original drama

    Winner of Best Drama at 2011 Deaffest Film Festival
  • Production (role): DIRECTGOV & EVERYDAY SPORT
    Company: BBC
    Project details: 2 x 30’ information films
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): TUESDAY’S CHILD
    Company: Townhouse 10
    Project details: Original drama
  • Production (role): BLUEBIRD
    Company: Polaris Pictures LLC
    Project details: Original sci-fi thriller, optioned by Polaris Pictures, US

    Prod. Jeremy Wall

    In development
  • Production (role): THE USHER
    Company: Neath Films Ltd / Little Wing Films, UK
    Project details: Original comedy-drama

    Not produced
  • Production (role): JAMES HERBERT’S SEPULCHRE
    Company: Neath Films Ltd / Brown Films, UK
    Project details: Adaptation of bestselling horror novel

    Not produced
  • Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Production (role): ONE LAST DANCE
    Company:
    Project details: Original drama written for director Luke Losey

    In pre-production

    Cast: Jonathan Pryce and Shane Attwool
  • Production (role): THE PAINTING (Writer / Director / Editor)
    Company: Neath Films Ltd
    Project details: 6' drama

    Festivals: London, Paris, Brussels
  • Production (role): BOY IN THE OAK
    Company: Alcove Entertainment Ltd
    Project details: 5' adaptation

    Dir. Luke Losey

    Narrated by Jude Law

    Music by Damon Albarn

    World premiere at the 2011 Bel Air Film Festival, US
  • Production (role): ENGAGED TONE (Writer / Director / Editor)
    Company: Angle FIlms Ltd / BBC
    Project details: 12' comedy drama

    Winner: BBC Scriptwriting Award

    Highly Commended: London International Film Festival
  • Production (role): STARGAZING
    Company: Fez Films
    Project details: 10' drama

    Shortlisted for a BAFTA Short Film Award
  • Production (role): MAGPIE (Writer / Director / Editor)
    Company: Avalanche Pictures Ltd
    Project details: 16' drama

    Festivals: London, Manchester, Tampere, San Francisco

    Winner: Best Short, Manchester International Film Festival, UK
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