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Michael Wynne

Writer

Michael Wynne is an Olivier and BAFTA winning playwright and screenwriter.

The film My Summer of Love won the Outstanding British Film BAFTA and Best Screenplay at the Evening Standard Awards.

He has written many plays for the Royal Court Theatre, London, including his first play, the multi award winning, The Knocky. The People Are Friendly, Who Cares and Olivier Award winning The Priory all premiered at the Royal Court too.

He has also written plays for other companies including Dirty Wonderland and Sell Out for Frantic Assembly which transferred to the West End, We Are Here at La Mama, New York, Canvas at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester, Tits/Teeth at the Soho Theatre, The Boy Who Left Home for Actors Touring Company, and at the Liverpool Playhouse and Everyman, his play Hope Place was their most successful new play for 20 years.

He has written extensively for TV, including the film Lapland which premiered on BBC1 Christmas Eve, starring Stephen Graham, Sue Johnston and Zawe Ashton and the spin off 6-part series Being
Eileen. Other TV includes – Little Crackers/Sheridan Smith, As If, Sugar Rush, Grafters, EastEnders, Where the Heart Is, Mayo Mysteries, UGetMe, Don’t Eat the Neighbours, The Catherine Tate Show and Eyes Down.

Upcoming work includes a new immersive show for Caesars Palace, Las Vegas that opens July 2023 entitled Disco Show – in collaboration with Nile Rodgers and directed by Steven Hoggett. His next play Cuckoo will be performed at the Royal Court Theatre Downstairs starring Sue Johnston. He has written a pilot script commission for a new comedy Wild Things for Genial Productions and has a drama series in development with Urban Myth Films.

He was born and brought up in Birkenhead. Wynne’s plays are published by Faber and Faber.

Credits

TELEVISION
Date: 2013
Production (role):
BEING EILEEN
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Original series based on LAPLAND.
Starring Sue Johnston
Date: 2011
Production (role):
LAPLAND
Company:
BBC
Project details:
TV Film

Starring Sue Johnston, Stephen Graham and Zawe Ashton
Date: 2011
Production (role):
LITTLE CRACKERS: THE DALTONS
Company:
Lovely Day
Project details:
Starring Sheridan Smith
Date: 2008-9
Production (role):
EASTENDERS
Company:
BBC
Project details:
Various episodes
Date: 2006
Production (role):
THE GIL MAYO MYSTERIES
Company:
BBC
Project details:
2 episodes
Date: 2005
Production (role):
SUGAR RUSH
Company:
Shine/C4
Project details:
1 episode
Date: 2004
Production (role):
EYES DOWN
Company:
BBC
Project details:
3 episodes
Date: 2003
Production (role):
AS IF
Company:
Carnival Films / Channel 4
Project details:
Various episodes
Date: 2003
Production (role):
UGETME
Company:
Darrall MacQueen / CBBC / BBC 1
Project details:
2 episodes
Date: 2002
Production (role):
DON'T EAT THE NEIGHBOURS
Company:
Granada / CITV
Project details:
Animation series
Date: 2000
Production (role):
REACH FOR THE MOON
Company:
LWT / ITV
Project details:
1 episode
Date: 1998
Production (role):
GRAFTERS
Company:
Granada / ITV
Project details:
1 episode
Date: 1998
Production (role):
WHERE THE HEART IS
Company:
ITV
Project details:
1 episode
THEATRE
Date: 2021
Production (role):
LIVING NEWSPAPER: I'M NOT HERE
Company:
Royal Court
Project details:
Directed by Lucy Morrison
Date: 2018
Production (role):
WE ARE HERE
Company:
La Mama, New York
Project details:
Immersive Disco Show
Date: 2016
Production (role):
THE STAR
Company:
Liverpool Playhouse
Project details:
Musical
Date: 2015
Production (role):
WHO CARES
Company:
Royal Court Theatre
Project details:
Sell-out run
Promenade theatre
Date: 2014
Production (role):
HOPE PLACE
Company:
Liverpool Everyman
Project details:
Sell-out hit directed by Rachel Kavanaugh

First original production to be staged in their new theatre
Date: 2013
Production (role):
HADRON COLLIDER PROJECT
Company:
NISSEN RICHARDS STUDIO
Project details:
Special commission for the National Science Museum.
Date: 2012
Production (role):
CANVAS
Company:
Minerva Theatre, Chichester
Project details:
Sell-out comedy directed by Angus Jackson
Date: 2010
Production (role):
THE RED FLAG
Company:
Royal Court Theatre
Project details:
Directed by Simon Godwin
Date: 2009
Production (role):
THE PRIORY
Company:
Royal Court Theatre
Project details:
Sell-out run directed by Jeremy Herrin

WINNER: Olivier Award for Best Comedy
NOMINEE: WhatsOnStage Award for Best New Comedy
Date: 2009
Production (role):
TITS/TEETH
Company:
Soho Theatre
Date: 2005
Production (role):
DIRTY WONDERLAND
Company:
Frantic Assembly
Project details:
Site-specific play in 400-room hotel in Brighton
Date: 2002
Production (role):
THE PEOPLE ARE FRIENDLY
Company:
Royal Court Theatre
Project details:
Sell-out run directed by Dominic Cook

WINNER: WhatsOnStage Awards Best New Comedy
Date: 2000
Production (role):
THE BOY WHO LEFT HOME
Company:
Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith
Project details:
Modern retelling of fairytales
Date: 1999
Production (role):
SELL OUT
Company:
Frantic Assembly
Project details:
Transferred to the West End

WINNER: Time Out's Best Off West End Award 1999
Date: 1997
Production (role):
TOO COLD FOR SNOW
Company:
The Prada Foundation
Project details:
Performed as part of 1999 Milan Fashion Week
Date: 1995
Production (role):
THE KNOCKY
Company:
Royal Court Theatre
Project details:
Subsequently performed at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre

WINNER: Meyer Whitworth Nest New Play Award 1996
NOMINEE: Writer's Guild Best New Writer
NOMINEE: Liverpool Echo Awards Best New Talent 1997
FEATURE FILM
Date: 2004
Production (role):
MY SUMMER OF LOVE
Company:
BBC Films
Project details:
Directed by Paweł Pawlikowski

Starring Natalie Cross, Emily Blunt and Paddy Considine

WINNER: BAFTA Award for Best British Film
WINNER: Evening Standard Film Award for Best Screenplay
NOMINEE: Best Feature Film at Berlin International Film Festival
NOMINEE: BIFA for Best British Independent Film
IN DEVELOPMENT
Date: Summer 2023
Production (role):
DISCO SHOW
Company:
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Project details:
Immersive disco show
Date: 2022
Production (role):
-
Company:
Urban Myth
Project details:
Original Series
Date: 2022
Production (role):
WILD THINGS
Company:
Genial Productions
Project details:
Original Series
Date: 2022
Production (role):
NEW PLAY
Company:
Royal Court Theatre Downstairs

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): BEING EILEEN
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Original series based on LAPLAND.
    Starring Sue Johnston
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): LAPLAND
    Company: BBC
    Project details: TV Film

    Starring Sue Johnston, Stephen Graham and Zawe Ashton
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): LITTLE CRACKERS: THE DALTONS
    Company: Lovely Day
    Project details: Starring Sheridan Smith
  • Date: 2008-9
    Production (role): EASTENDERS
    Company: BBC
    Project details: Various episodes
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): THE GIL MAYO MYSTERIES
    Company: BBC
    Project details: 2 episodes
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): SUGAR RUSH
    Company: Shine/C4
    Project details: 1 episode
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): EYES DOWN
    Company: BBC
    Project details: 3 episodes
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): AS IF
    Company: Carnival Films / Channel 4
    Project details: Various episodes
  • Date: 2003
    Production (role): UGETME
    Company: Darrall MacQueen / CBBC / BBC 1
    Project details: 2 episodes
  • Date: 2002
    Production (role): DON'T EAT THE NEIGHBOURS
    Company: Granada / CITV
    Project details: Animation series
  • Date: 2000
    Production (role): REACH FOR THE MOON
    Company: LWT / ITV
    Project details: 1 episode
  • Date: 1998
    Production (role): GRAFTERS
    Company: Granada / ITV
    Project details: 1 episode
  • Date: 1998
    Production (role): WHERE THE HEART IS
    Company: ITV
    Project details: 1 episode
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2021
    Production (role): LIVING NEWSPAPER: I'M NOT HERE
    Company: Royal Court
    Project details: Directed by Lucy Morrison
  • Date: 2018
    Production (role): WE ARE HERE
    Company: La Mama, New York
    Project details: Immersive Disco Show
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): THE STAR
    Company: Liverpool Playhouse
    Project details: Musical
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): WHO CARES
    Company: Royal Court Theatre
    Project details: Sell-out run
    Promenade theatre
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): HOPE PLACE
    Company: Liverpool Everyman
    Project details: Sell-out hit directed by Rachel Kavanaugh

    First original production to be staged in their new theatre
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): HADRON COLLIDER PROJECT
    Company: NISSEN RICHARDS STUDIO
    Project details: Special commission for the National Science Museum.
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): CANVAS
    Company: Minerva Theatre, Chichester
    Project details: Sell-out comedy directed by Angus Jackson
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): THE RED FLAG
    Company: Royal Court Theatre
    Project details: Directed by Simon Godwin
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): THE PRIORY
    Company: Royal Court Theatre
    Project details: Sell-out run directed by Jeremy Herrin

    WINNER: Olivier Award for Best Comedy
    NOMINEE: WhatsOnStage Award for Best New Comedy
  • Date: 2009
    Production (role): TITS/TEETH
    Company: Soho Theatre
    Project details:
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): DIRTY WONDERLAND
    Company: Frantic Assembly
    Project details: Site-specific play in 400-room hotel in Brighton
  • Date: 2002
    Production (role): THE PEOPLE ARE FRIENDLY
    Company: Royal Court Theatre
    Project details: Sell-out run directed by Dominic Cook

    WINNER: WhatsOnStage Awards Best New Comedy
  • Date: 2000
    Production (role): THE BOY WHO LEFT HOME
    Company: Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith
    Project details: Modern retelling of fairytales
  • Date: 1999
    Production (role): SELL OUT
    Company: Frantic Assembly
    Project details: Transferred to the West End

    WINNER: Time Out's Best Off West End Award 1999
  • Date: 1997
    Production (role): TOO COLD FOR SNOW
    Company: The Prada Foundation
    Project details: Performed as part of 1999 Milan Fashion Week
  • Date: 1995
    Production (role): THE KNOCKY
    Company: Royal Court Theatre
    Project details: Subsequently performed at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre

    WINNER: Meyer Whitworth Nest New Play Award 1996
    NOMINEE: Writer's Guild Best New Writer
    NOMINEE: Liverpool Echo Awards Best New Talent 1997
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2004
    Production (role): MY SUMMER OF LOVE
    Company: BBC Films
    Project details: Directed by Paweł Pawlikowski

    Starring Natalie Cross, Emily Blunt and Paddy Considine

    WINNER: BAFTA Award for Best British Film
    WINNER: Evening Standard Film Award for Best Screenplay
    NOMINEE: Best Feature Film at Berlin International Film Festival
    NOMINEE: BIFA for Best British Independent Film
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: Summer 2023
    Production (role): DISCO SHOW
    Company: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
    Project details: Immersive disco show
  • Date: 2022
    Production (role): -
    Company: Urban Myth
    Project details: Original Series
  • Date: 2022
    Production (role): WILD THINGS
    Company: Genial Productions
    Project details: Original Series
  • Date: 2022
    Production (role): NEW PLAY
    Company: Royal Court Theatre Downstairs
    Project details:
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