Paul billing

Agent: Conrad Williams

Biography: Paul’s early years left him with a profound knowledge of weaponry and a sincere desire to avoid getting shot.  Two uncomfortably close encounters with The Reaper convinced him that life was far too brief and perilous to keep his dreams on hold, so he gambled his future on a maximum-effort campaign to become a professional screenwriter.  He earned his first commission in 1989 and his award nominated work on some high-profile productions has won him critical acclaim. He aspires to excellence in any genre that engages his imagination and earnestly endeavours to avoid two things: banality and romantic comedy. Paul lives in Devon with his wife, a prodigiously great Dane, a centenarian cat and a couple of malingering horses.

Pre-Production:

2017
THE ANGEL MAKERS
Feature film for producer Jeanna Polley/The Producers Films. Jon Amiel attached to direct. Christina Hendricks and Emily Watson to star. Production slated January 2017.
 

Produced:

2007
DALZIEL AND PASCOE: DEMONS ON OUR SHOULDERS
2x60 for BBC.

2006
DALZIEL AND PASCOE: UNDER DARK STARS
2x60 for BBC

2003
IMPERIUM: NERO
TV movie directed by Paul Marcus, starring Hans Matheson and Ian Richardson.

2001
CLOSE YOUR EYES
Uncredited rewrite for BBC Films (Jamie Laurenson and David Thompson), directed by Nick Willing.

2000
THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S CHAIR
Television Film for BBC Films (Alison Jackson and David Thompson). Nominated for the Edgar Award.

1995
PRIME SUSPECT IV: THE LOST CHILD
Granada (Sally Head and Paul Marcus).

Commissions:

2011
RESURRECTION
Original 3x60 for Sally Head Productions and ITV.

2010
THE HIGHWAY MAN
Original 1x90 for Fremantle (Ann Harris).

2008
WILDER
Original 4x60 for BBC in house (Anne Tricklebank and Kate Harwood). Two episode scripts commissioned.

2005
DEEPCUT
Original television movie for BBC Wales (Bill Boyes).

2004
AIR CITY
2x60 episodes of original drama for BBC and the Producers (Julie Gardner and Jeanna Polley).

2003
ROSE & MALONEY
Original 2x60 for Company Pictures (Tom Grieves and Brian Elsley).

1998
VALLEY OF THE SHADOW
Original drama for Warner Sisters and Rose Hackney Barber (Lavinia Warner, Anne-Marie Casey and Graham Rose).

1997
A PATRIOT IN BERLIN
Feature adaptation of Piers Paul Read novel for Snake River Films (Ben Goddard and Alec Guinness).

1996
HOW THE DEAD LIVE
2x90 original drama for Carnival and Marlowe Films (Paul Marcus and Brain Eastman).

1995
THE SEARCH
Series pilot for Marlowe Films and the BBC (Paul Marcus and Tessa Ross).

1993
THE PISTOLEER
Feature screenplay for British Screen (Steve Cleary and David Stacey).

1992
VOICES OF THE DEAD
Feature screenplay for Sarah Radclyffe Productions (Alan Cumming and Dixie Linder).

1990
DEAD OF NIGHT
Adaptation of Derek Raymond’s FACTORY novels for the BBC (Michael Wearing).

RETURN TO MONTESOLE
2x90 original drama for the BBC (Kenith Trodd and Michael Wearing).

1989
CASUALTIES
Original drama for the BBC (Phillipa Giles and Mark Shivas).