Michael Wynne (playwright)

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Michael Wynne is an English playwright born in Birkenhead on 3 August 1972.[citation needed] While reading for a Politics degree in London, he entered a competition for new young writers run by the Royal Court Theatre. He won this with his first play The Knocky - an award-winning comedy,[citation needed] set on a Birkenhead council estate.[1] It was produced at the Royal Court in 1995 and subsequently performed at Liverpool's Everyman Theatre in 1997. In 2010, Wynne won the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy for The Priory.[1] In 2011, Wynne wrote the BBC Christmas show, Lapland. A series was later announced, entitled Being Eileen, again written by Wynne, which began to air on 4 February 2013.[2][3]

Plays and television include:

  • 1995 – The Knocky – The Royal Court Theatre
  • 1997 – Too Cold For Snow – The Prada Foundation
  • 1999 – Sell Out – Frantic Assembly
  • 2000 – The Boy Who Left HomeLyric Theatre, Hammersmith
  • 2002 – The People Are Friendly – The Royal Court Theatre
  • 2005 – Dirty Wonderland – Frantic Assembly
  • 2009 – Tits/TeethSoho Theatre
  • 2009 – The Priory – The Royal Court Theatre
  • 2010 – Rough Cuts – The Royal Court Theatre
  • 2011, 2013— Being Eileen, BBC comedy-drama.
  • 2012 – CanvasMinerva Theatre, Chichester

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Birkenhead playwright Michael Wynne wins best new comedy at the Olivier Awards". Liverpool Echo. Trinity Mirror North West & North Wales. 2010-03-23. 
  2. ^ "Being Eileen". BBC. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "BBC One commissions new six part comedy series, Lapland". BBC. BBC Online. 4 October 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2012.