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In 2021, I created and wrote Ragdoll for AMC and Alibi. It's a gruesome thriller based on the book by Daniel Cole. It stars Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Thalissa Teixeira and Lucy Hale, and was directed by Toby Macdonald.
Previously, I created and wrote two series of Bounty Hunters with Jack Whitehall. Jack and I also co-wrote three series of Bad Education for BBC 3 and then the Bad Education Movie together.
I wrote another sitcom, Cockroaches, which no one's ever heard of. I've also written a book, A Good Bullet, which, again, no one's ever heard of.
I co-wrote my second feature film, Old Boys, for Film4. In the Observer, Wendy Ide called Old Boys "a love letter to the love letter. And I fell for it completely."
Old Boys was directed by Toby Macdonald and stars Alex Lawther and Pauline Etienne. It premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018 and won the Audience Award at the Dinard Film Festival.
Recently, I served as a writer and co-EP on the Marvel Studios show Ms. Marvel for Disney+.
I wrote an episode of the Emmy-nominated Killing Eve season 2 for BBC America and an episode of Sex Education season 1 for Netflix. I've also written episodes of All Creatures Great and Small (C5/PBS) and the Paul Abbott show, Wolfe (Sky One).
I created a podcast, Capital, with Liam Williams, Charlotte Ritchie, Adam Drake, Ben Rowse and Matilda Wnek. It's a comedy about a disastrous referendum on capital punishment, and it was one of the Sunday Times' Top 50 Podcasts of 2017.
I wrote and directed a short film, Isla Traena, which has been at some festivals, including Palm Springs, New Orleans, Mill Valley, and the London Short Film Festival.
I also wrote and directed a feature-length film, Damascene, which was in competition at the New Orleans Film Festival.
I write plays sometimes. I've written and directed five at the Edinburgh fringe, and maybe nine or ten in London venues like the Arcola, the Kings Head Theatre Islington, Theatre Delicatessen etc.
No one really enjoys them, not in their heart of hearts, but I persevere.
My first job ever was writing Big Brother's Big Mouth. It was thanks to 'BBBM' (or, rather, 'CBBBM') that I once shared a small plate of cold battered prawns with Coolio and Verne 'Mini Me' Troyer. That night, I went home and wept because I knew there were no more worlds to conquer.
frenching the bully
the interview scene