Lisa McGee

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Lisa McGee is a Northern Irish stage and screen writer. She was born in Derry, Northern Ireland, and studied Drama at The Queen's University of Belfast. She was writer on attachment with the Royal National Theatre in London in 2006. Her plays include Jump, The Heights, Nineteen Ninety Two, and Girls and Dolls, for which she won the Stewart Parker Trust New Playwright Bursary 2007.[1][2] McGee's television credits include The Things I Haven't Told You for BBC 3, the Irish television series Raw which she created for RTÉ, time as a writer for three series of the BAFTA-nominated Being Human for the BBC, the Channel 4 sitcom London Irish, which she created, writing for the Golden Globe-nominated drama series The White Queen for BBC 1, and Indian Summers for Channel 4. Her stage play Jump has been adapted into a film.

McGee wrote Derry Girls, a comedy series that began airing on Channel 4 in the UK in January 2018.[3]

She is married to the actor Tobias Beer.[4]


  1. ^ "Nick Hern Books - Girls and Dolls By Lisa McGee". Nick Hern Books.
  2. ^ "Major Achievements - Tinderbox Theatre".
  3. ^ "Casting announced for new Channel 4 comedy Derry Girls - Channel 4 - Info - Press".
  4. ^ "Derry Girls could become TV hit - if viewers can understand them". Belfast Telegraph Digital. 20 December 2017. Retrieved 6 April 2018.

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