Philip Wright

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Philip is a writer and script-editor for television drama, children’s and digital. He is currently script-editing on two new forthcoming prime-time dramas for Channel 5; Desperate Measures with Clapperboard TV and The Catch with Projector Pictures.

Philip is also a writer on the Scottish continuing-drama River City and has previously held a variety of positions on the story teams of a number of continuing-drama series, including Eastenders, Casualty and Holby City for BBC1, Hollyoaks for Channel 4, and Fair City for RTE, where he also scripted a number of episodes as part of the writing-team. 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 is now developing several new original television drama series as well as a film in development with Short Circuit, Screen Scotland. The film Committed explores themes around mental health in a warm but unapologetic way, telling the story of Jay and his journey after being sectioned in a psychiatric hospital.


Television (Script-Editor Credits):
The Catch Projector Pictures / Channel 5 Drama
Script-editor for the forthcoming Channel 5 prime-time drama (2022-2023)
Desperate Measures Clapperboard TV / Channel 5 Drama
Script-editor for the forthcoming Channel 5 prime-time drama (2022)
Doctors BBC Drama / BBC1
Script-editor for the daytime continuing-drama (2021)
Television (writing credits):
River City BBC Drama / BBC Scotland
Current regular writer for the prime-time continuing drama (2019-present)
6 x 60′ episodes so far
Fair City RTE Television
Writer for the long-running Irish soap (2016-2017)
4 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
Senior storyliner for the prime-time soap (2020-2021)
EastEnders BBC Drama / BBC 1
Part of the story-team for the prime-time soap (2018-2019)
River City BBC Drama / BBC Scotland
Part of the story-team for the continuing-drama (2017-2018)
Hollyoaks Lime Pictures / Channel 4
Part of the story-team for the Channel 4 drama series (2016-2017)
Fair City RTE Television
Assistant Story-Editor for the long-running Irish soap (2015-2016)
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)
Committed Short Circuit / Screen Scotland
Warm hearted drama – Feature film (in development)
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)