Gemma Copping
Writer

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Gemma is an award-winning writer – she was the winner of the Soho Young Writers’ Award in 2013 for her play In Your Image – and currently a Storyliner on EastEnders. She is also developing her own original television projects. After gaining a first class degree in Creative Writing and Drama at The University of Northampton she went on to focus on TV Fiction Writing for her masters at Glasgow Caledonian University which was supported with a scholarship from the Warner Bros. Creative Talent programme. In addition to pursuing her own projects, she has since worked on Holby City in the story department before moving on to EastEnders.

Theatre:
In Your Image Soho Theatre
Tim looks after Chloe who won’t leave her bedsit, as we glimpse into their past we learn how much of a part he played in her self-imprisonment.
For which Gemma was awarded the Soho Young Writers’ Award 2013.
Television (in development):
New Dawn Dawn wants to live life to the full after being given the chance to, only for her life to get in the way of truly living.
Pilot script for a returning series.
Television (other credits):
EastEnders BBC Studios / BBC One
Storyliner on the BBC One continuing drama (since 2017).
Holby City BBC Studios / BBC One
Story Assistant on the prime time medical drama (2016 – 2017)
Awards & nominations:
Soho Young Writers’ Award 2013 – awarded by Soho Theatre for In Your Image
Warner Bros. Creative Talent Scholarship
Professional training:
Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, MA in TV Fiction Writing
The University of Northampton, First Class BA (Hons) in Creative Writing with Drama