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Tim Firth

Screenwriter & Playwright
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Tim’s theatre credits include Neville’s Island (Nominated for Best Comedy – Evening Standard & Olivier Awards 1994, winner Best Play MEN Awards 2006), The Safari Party, the musical Our House (Olivier Award for Best New Musical 2002), The Flint Street Nativity (record- breaking productions two years running at the Liverpool Playhouse and then at Edinburgh Festival Theatre under the title The Corstorphine Road Nativity) and Sign Of The Times, which toured the UK in 2009. Tim’s stage adaptation of Calendar Girls, produced by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers Ltd, has broken all British box office records for a play and is currently on tour in the UK and worldwide. It was nominated for an Olivier and won the 2010 Whatsonstage Best Comedy Award.

Tim’s film credits include Blackball, Calendar Girls (British Comedy Awards, Best Comedy Film 1993) and Kinky Boots (Sundance Selection, Best International Feature, Florida Film Festival). Tim’s most recent film The Wedding Video was released in 2012 and is directed by Nigel Cole.

Television credits include Money For Nothing (Writer’s Guild Awards – Best Television Film), The Rottentrolls 4 series (BAFTA Award, Best Children’s Entertainment 1997), Cruise Of The Gods, The Flint Street Nativity, Preston Front (3 series Writer’s Guild of Great Britain Best Original Series; Comedy Awards, Best Comedy Drama, RTS Awards Best Series, BAFTA nominated Best Drama Series).

In 2004 Tim developed a season of single comedy plays entitled Trapped, featuring work by Tim and writers Simon Nye and Jonathan Harvey. The series starred Richard Wilson, Martin Clunes and Caroline Quentin. All three films in the series are available on DVD.

Tim’s additional credits include a tour of words and original songs Tim co-wrote with Willy Russell in 2004 called The Singing Playwrights.

His brand new musical comedy This Is My Family opens at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre in June, and his play Neville’s Island will be revived at Chichester Festival Theatre this summer with Rufus Hound.

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