Philip Wright


Philip is a writer for television drama, children’s and digital. He is currently a writer on the Irish continuing-drama Fair City, where he previously held the position of Assistant Story-Editor. Before writing full-time, Pip also worked with both BBC Drama in-house and Lime Pictures – on Casualty and Holby City for BBC1 and Hollyoaks for Channel 4 respectively– in a variety of roles from Researcher to Story Assistant to Assistant Story Editor.

For children’s television, Philip’s writing credits include story-lining and writing 10 episodes of BBC Alba animation Froachy Bay, and also his original children’s animation series The House of Shoogle which he developed for BBC Scotland. Philip’s background started in animation, studying the BA course at Edge Hill University, before being selected by Shed Productions to complete a Masters in Television Fiction Writing at Glasgow Caledonian University, where Philip was mentored by BAFTA-winning writer Donna Franceschild. Philip is now developing several new original television drama series.

Television (writing credits):
Fair City RTE Television
Writer for the long-running Irish soap (2016-present)
2 x 30′ episodes
Froachy Bay BBC Alba / Moja TV / Neilly Dubh Animation
Storyliner and writer of 10 episodes for Series 5 of the BBC animation
Television (other credits):
Hollyoaks Lime Pictures / Channel 4
Part of the story-team for the continuing drama (2016-2017)
Fair City RTE Television
Assistant Story-Editor for the long-running Irish soap (2015-present)
Holby City BBC Drama / BBC1
Assistant Story Editor for the prime-time medical drama (2014-2015)
Contributed original storyline ideas, wrote original storylines, cover for Story Editor
Casualty BBC Drama / BBC1
Story-team contributor (2014)
Hollyoaks Lime Pictures / Channel 4
Story Assistant/Researcher for the long-running Channel 4 Soap (2013-2014)
Part of the ‘Soap of the Year’ award-winning team at the British Soap Awards (2014)
The Big Adventures of Ickletown Neilly Dubh Animation
Co-created the original eBook which was released online at Amazon
Credited as writer of five stories
C.O.W (Cow of War) Crump Animation
Writer for the iPhone platform game
Various Comedy Sketches Gramify Productions
Part of the comedy writing team, producing sketches in the style of celebrities and politicians
Take Me if You Need Me Oran Mor Theatre
Theatre production
Professional training:
Glasgow Caledonian University, MA Degree in Television Fiction Writing (2011-2012)
Edge Hill University, BA Honors Animation (2007-2011)
Liverpool Community College, 3D Digital Animation Techniques (2006)