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Steve Attridge MA PHD

Steve Attridge – WRITER  DIRECTOR  PERFORMER

Cert Ed, BA (Hons) QTS, MA, PhD

TEL/FAX 01926 774307

MOB  07786 394065

E-Mail steveattridge1@gmail.com

CURRENT COMMISSIONS

The Bible in Twelve Short Acts, theatre, Albion Books, Oxford

Chaos, Carnage and Confusion, theatre (Writer, Director, Performer)

How to Write TV Drama,  Endeavour Press

Rook, crime thriller novella, Endeavour Press

 

Developing TV Drama and Film ideas with Mal Young and Bill Diamond

Writing  Crackley Lodge,  original TV Film

 

AWARDS

2 Bafta Nominations (The Boot Street Band and The Queen’s Nose)

Royal Television Society Award for Best Drama Series (The Queen’s Nose)

RTS Award for Best Cinematography (The Queen’s Nose)

Taormina Film Festival (Guy X)

Writer’s Guild Award – Best Continuing Drama Series (The Bill)

Writer’s Guild nomination for Best Drama Series (Billy Webb)

TV Press Award for Best Drama – Harry’s Mad

Eric Gregory Award for Poetry

Winner – Modern Poetry Review

Joint Winner – Radio 4 Travel Writing

Warwick Short Story Competition (Twice winner)

Slam Poetry Finalist

 

FILM AND TELEVISION

Angry, TV film, reworking of idea previously commissioned by indie, 2013

Irina’s Story, script polish for Finnish Film Company Eskapic Oy 2012

Fever, Feature film, on the life of Ignaz Semmelweis for Popcorn Movies, 2011

Collider, 100 min feature sci-fi script, beactivemedia, 2011

Eva, Feature film made by Artis Film, premiered at Cannes 2010

Closing Down, screenplay 2009

Mission London, script polish for feature film, Camera Lts. film company, Bulgaria, 2008

Olympic Heights, Drama Series idea developed with Leopard Films, 2007

Christian Stone Developing  Drama Series with Mal Young and Serena Cullen at 19TV 2006-07

Elizabeth Bathory, Feature film Script Consultant for Jakubisko Films, 2005

Victim of the Aurora, Adapatation of T. Keneally’s novel as feature film for F.A.M.E 2004-05

A Very Literary Death, Feature Film for F.A.M.E. 2004-06

GUY X, Feature Film for F.A.M.E 2005

If, Drama Documentary series (3 scripts) for Current Affairs BBC 2003-04

Don’t Mess with the Dooneys, Original Drama Series developed for BBC, 2003-04

Anastezsi, Feature Film for Sintra Productions, Italy, 2003-04

The Wishing Game, Feature Film, writer of treatment for Makefilm Productions, 2003

The Brontes, 2×60 min Drama Documentaries for BBC1 2003

The Shadow of the Sword, Feature Film for Birdpic Films 2003

Niceland, Feature Film – Dialogue Editor/Script Consultant, for ZikZak Filmworks 2002

George Eliot, 1x 60 min Drama Documentary for BBC 1 2002

Turner, The Man Who Painted England, Drama Documentary about Joseph Turner for BBC1 2002

On The Run, Treatment for original series commissioned by Tiger Aspect 2002

The Bill, various episodes for Thames Television 2001-07

Oscar Charlie, 3 episodes for BBC 2002

Blackwood End, Treatment for Original Drama Series for Tim Vaughan, Producer 2002

Hawkins Original 2 hour Thriller Film for BBC 1 2001

Sam, Original Feature Film screenplay for F.A.M.E  2001

Holby City, BBC 2001

Grass, Treatment for Original Drama Series for Stormy Pictures 2001 also optioned by Tiger Aspect 2002

Dalziel and Pascoe for BBC 1 2000

The Scarlet Pimpernel script for BBC 1 2000

The Whisperers, Original screenplay as pilot for series for Carlton Television 1999

Henry Root – the Series, co-writer of pilot episode, Tiger Aspect 1999

Harbour Lights (episodes in 2 x 6 part series) for BBC 1998-99

The Transfer, Feature Film script for Film and General/Carlton 1999

The Hendersons,  Treatment for Original Drama Series, Talkback Television 1998

The Queen’s Nose (3 x 6 part series) for Film and General/BBC 1993-96

The Boot St Band (Original 2 x 6 part series) for BBC. 1st series co-written with Andrew Davies 1993-94

Harry’s Mad (4 x 6 part series) for Film and General/Central Television 1991-1995

Billy Webb’s Amazing Story (Original 1×6 series) for BBC 1990

Awayday Boys, Original Screenplay 1990

Breakfast With Jamie, Original Screenplay 1989

Wild Dog, pilot sitcom episode co-written with Andrew Davies 1989

 

STAGE PLAYS

The Bible in Twelve Short Acts, Albion Books 2013

Chaos, Carnage and Konfusion,  Hawk Productions Ltd. Touring 2012-13

The Country Wife (abridging and adapting) Watermill Theatre, 2012

Who the Fuck Are You? (Nowhere Man) 2011

Iraq   2010

We Are Such Stuff  2009

Matilda and Duffy’s Stupendous Space Adventure, performed at the Watermill Theatre, Berkshire, Nov 2008 – Jan 2009

The Wedding Arts Council funded community play, documentary drama 1987 (Writer/Director)

Whispers in the Forest, children’s play 1987(Writer/Director)

Peasants Revolt Northern Lights Tour 1984-86(Writer/Director)

Kites Stopgap Theatre Co. At Jackson’s Lane, Highgate 1981(Writer)

Voices Warwick Arts Centre 1981(Writer/Director)

 

RADIO

The Battle of Bosworth, 2 plays on BBC Radio

Travel talks on Radio 4

6 monologues for Radio 3

 

FICTION

Waking Dreams, Endeavour Press 2013

The Harrowing of Ben Hartley, BeWrite Books 2012

Bottom of the List, Novel BeWrite Books, 2010

Parks, autobiographical picaresque novel, 2010

DreamTown, Novel 2009

The Terrible Temper of Tina Trimble, Novel 2009

Jake’s Diary, Treatment for original novel commissioned by Macmillan 2001

Harmony’s Holiday, Penguin 1999

Mango’s Great Escape, Harper Collins 1998

Flame Fights Back, Harper Collins 1998

Bartholomew the Champion, Harper Collins 1997

Trash Cat’s Secret, Harper Collins 1997

Toffee’s Big Problem, Harper Collins 1997

Thumper the Brave, Harper Collins 1997

Jake’s Big Chance in Gary Lineker’s Favourite Football Stories, Macmillan Children’s 1997

Harmony’s Return, Penguin 1996

The Boot Street Band, BBC Books 1993

Billy Webb’s Amazing Story, BBC Books 1991

 

Poems in various magazines and journals 1985-

 

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

“The Death of Reading” in Oxford Left Review 2010

Imperialism and National Identity in Late Victorian British Culture, UK and US publication by Palgrave Macmillan, Jan 2003

“Creative Writing in Higher Education” in Writing in Education, 1993

“Fictions of Other Cultures” in Spirituality and the Arts, Ed. D. Starkings, Hodder and Stoughton 1993

“Metaphors and Monsters” in Research in the Teaching of English 1990

“Dis-Oriented Fictions” in Encounter 1986

Various Journalism and Reviews, such as The Life of Keats in North London for North London Weekly Heralds

 

CONFERENCE AND SEMINAR PAPERS AND PUBLIC LECTURES 1988 – include:

 

De Quincey and Otherness, Bibliographical Society

Kipling and India, University of Warwick

Creative Writing in Higher Education, Teacher’s Conference

Writing for Children, Libraries Association; Skyros Centre, Greece

Book to Film and Film to Book, BBC Masterclass and Sheffield University

Semiotics and Everyday Life, Nottingham University Conference

British Fiction, Indian Mutiny, Warwick University Conference

Kipling and the British Working Class, Elm Bank Teacher’s Centre; Open University Research Day

British Music Hall 1890-1912, Birmingham University Research Group

Music Hall and Jingoism,  Birmingham University Research Group

Rewriting and Paranoia in Film Making, Belgrade Film Festival

Adapting for Film and Television, Motovun Film Festival

Writing Docudramas, History Research Group, Warwick University

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

2010                Ruskin College, Oxford – Convener, Coordinator and Tutor

Writing for Performance FD; Tutor in Critical Practice and Creative

Writing for English BA

2009 – 10         Staffs University – Lecturer in Narrative and Screenplay Writing

1998-05            University of Sheffield – MA Course Co-Director                                                                                                                                             1984-96            University of Warwick – Lecturer in English/Drama

1981-84            Open University Tutor/Counsellor; WEA Tutor; Open Studies

Tutor and Course Director

1981 – Writer in Residence; workshops; lectures; performance artist
1980-  Freelance Writer/Director

 

ACADEMIC/TEACHING QUALIFICATIONS:

PhD  University of Warwick  1996  (Literature of Empire) published as Imperialism and National Identity in Late Victorian British Culture, UK and US publication by Palgrave Macmillan, Jan 2003

MA in English and American Studies University of Warwick 1982

BA (QTS) Upper 2nd Hons in English and Education University of Warwick 1979

Cert Ed (Distinction) Coventry College of Education 1978

 

WRITING COURSES and EVENTS

I have created and taught/lectured on the following:

Sheffield University 1998-2005

Screenwriting

From Idea to First Draft

Working with Actors

Writing a TV Script

The Use of Theory

 

SKYROS (Greece and Thailand) 1998-2006

From Autobiography to Fiction

Dramatic Writing and Autobiography

Finding the Form

Impro, Drama and Fiction

A Play in 3 Days

 

Director of Open Studies and Degree Creative Writing Programme – University of Warwick 1988-1995

 

Other Courses and Events at Warwick University 1985-96:

Drama and the Scripted Play (BA)

Community Theatre (BA)

Creative Writing 1 (BA)

Creative Writing 2 (BA)

Making a Play in 3 Days (BA)

Using Historical Sources in Drama and Fiction (BA)

Poetry and Prose – making a magazine (BA)

Writing for Children (MA)

Writing for Television (MA)

Theory and Writing (MA)

 

Various Colleges and Writers Groups 1994-

Making a Play in a Day

Finding a Voice in Fiction

Shakespeare and Writing Fiction

The Queen’s Nose Revisited

Images and Narrative

Poetry as Dialogue

Poetry to Prose

What is a Script?

 

New York Writers Group 1990

Visualising and Writing

Comedy and Tragedy

 

Coventry Centre for Performing Arts 1987-91

Beginning as a Writer

From Idea to First Draft

Sources and Research

Reminiscence Group work – from research to publication and performance

Adapting Short Stories

Song Writing

Songs and Narrative

 

Arts Council 1987-92

Community Playwright

Community Workshops

A play in 3 days

Improvising and Writing

Psychotherapy and Writing

Visualising and Writing

 

FUNDING includes: DES funding for research, Arts Council funding for Community Theatre, BBC funding for radio work, City Council funding for Reminiscence Theatre.