Tony Philpott

Agent: Conrad Williams

 Biography: Tony is an Irish former advertising copywriter turned film / TV scriptwriter based in Dublin: work ranges from character-driven comedy drama to political thrillers.

After twelve years of living in Vancouver, Tony Philpott returned to his native Dublin in March 1999.  While working as Creative Director and Senior Writer in several international advertising agencies, Tony also found time to teach Writing for Multimedia at the University of British Columbia and write several screenplays. His 4 x 1 hour series Proof, broadcast in January 2004 achieved the highest rating for any TV drama ever on RTE. 


Produced film credits:

  • ON THE NOSE (2000. Theatrical film for Dadence Voyageur / Sky. Starring Robbie Coltrane and Dan Ackroyd)
  • TWISTERIA (2000. Animated TV feature. Leo Award)

Produced TV credits:

  • TAGGART (2004. An episode in the series. SMG)
  • PROOF (2004. 4 x 1-hour mini-series for Subotica Films, RTE)

"Full marks in every category" -- Sunday World

"Suspense, a talented cast, a killer plot - this captivating new political thriller has it all" -- Evening Herald

"Spectacular" -- News of the World

  • ALL IRELAND (2001. An episode in the series for Little Bird / RTE)

In development:

  • THE MANCHESTER MARTYRS (2010. Feature film project for Yoyo Media)
  • THE VIRGIN DOCTOR (2010. Drama series based on short stories by Georges Simenon for Pipeline productions)
  • DISTRICT V (2009. Pilot / Bible for an original TV series: Samson Films)
  • HEADCASE (2007. Feature film in development with Parallel Films)
  • THE BIN (2004. A 90-min original TV comedy film for Dune, France)
  • DODI & DI (2004. TV film about the last 24 hours in the life of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed for Kalisté Productions / M6, France)
  • COAL MINER (2002. Feature film screenplay for River Films)
  • WESTGANG (2002. 4 x 1 hour drama for Subotica / RTE / CBC)
  • MY BOY (2000. Theatrical film script for Noel Pearson: Ferndale Films)
  • REBECCA (2000. Children's TV film script. Optioned to Cadence Entertainment, Canada)


  • THE FILES OF FLYNN DE COURCY (The North American series and film rights have been sold)