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Stephen Volk

Screenwriter & Playwright

Stephen Volk headshot

Stephen Volk is a BAFTA-winning writer best known for the controversial 1992 BBCTV “Hallowe’en hoax” Ghostwatch and the acclaimed ITV drama series Afterlife starring Lesley Sharp and Andrew Lincoln.

His other screenplays include ghost story The Awakening (2011) starring Rebecca Hall and Dominic West, Ken Russell’s extravaganza Gothic, and William Friedkin’s The Guardian, as well as the ITV mini-series Midwinter of the Spirit starring Anna Maxwell Martin and David Threlfall.

His stage plays include The Chapel of Unrest at The Bush Theatre starring Jim Broadbent and Reece Shearsmith, and he has also published three collections of short stories; Dark Corners, the British Fantasy Award-winning Monsters in the Heart, and The Parts We Play. His three novellas comprising The Dark Masters Trilogy will be published by PS Publishing in 2018, while his screenplay Extrasensory is due to start shooting next month.

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