Nazrin Choudhury

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Nazrin Choudhury
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Born South West London, England
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States
Nationality British
Education BSc Biomedical Science
MA Screenwriting
Alma mater King's College London
Northern Film School
Occupation Screenwriter, actress, author, playwright, producer
Years active 2001–present
Style Drama
Awards Richard Imison Award
"Mixed Blood" (2006)
DNA Films Focus on Talent
"Scum"

Nazrin Choudhury is an award-winning[1] British producer, writer and playwright of Bangladeshi descent.

Education[edit]

Choudhury was born in South West London, England to parents of Bangladeshi origin.[2] She graduated with a BSc in Biomedical Science from King's College London, and completed an MA in Screenwriting at the Northern Film School, having received a FilmFour Productions/Channel 4 Award.[3]

Career[edit]

Choudhury is a screenwriter who has scripted episodes of British television serials such as Casualty, Doctors, EastEnders and Waterloo Road. She also worked as a storyline writer on Coronation Street. Her critically acclaimed[4] radio play Mixed Blood[5] won the Richard Imison Award in 2006.[1]

In 2006, she was awarded a grant for the arts by the Arts Council England for her first novel My England.[3] Her first screenplay Scum won the 'Focus on Talent' award, a competition run by DNA Films.

Choudhury is currently based in Los Angeles and was selected as one of the ten finalists for the 2014 Fox Writers Intensive.[6] She has most recently written for A&E's Damien, written and produced on Houdini & Doyle (ordered by Fox in the United States, ITV in the United Kingdom, and Global in Canada), and written and produced on the upcoming second season of Fox's Wayward Pines.

Filmography[edit]

Writer[edit]

Year Title Notes
2003-2004 EastEnders 2 episodes
2004-2011 Doctors 4 episodes
2006 Casualty 2 episodes
2006 Mixed Blood BBC Radio Play
2009 Waterloo Road 1 episode
2011 Everywhere and Nowhere Additional writing
2016 Damien 1 episode
2016 Houdini and Doyle 1 episode
2016 Wayward Pines 1 episode

Actor[edit]

Year Title Role
2001 Mersey Beat (TV Series) Pharmacist (1 episode)
2002 Blood Strangers (TV Film) Air Stewardess
2004 Kismet Road (TV Series) Yasmin Munir (1 episode)
2007 Emmerdale Nurse Gould (2 episodes)
2009 The Royal Today Maya (1 episode)

Producer[edit]

Year Title Notes
2016 Houdini and Doyle Co-producer (10 episodes)
2016 Wayward Pines Co-producer (10 episodes)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Liz, Thomas (4 October 2006). "Casualty writer wins Imison prize for best new radio drama". The Stage. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Lang, Kirsty (October 2006). "Nazrin Choudhury: Imison winner 2006". Front Row. BBC Radio 4. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Granting Precious Time" (PDF). Arts Council England Annual Review 2008. July 2008. p. 10. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  4. ^ Daoust, Phil (2 November 2005). "Pick of the day". The Guardian. 
  5. ^ "Mixed Blood". BBC Radio 4. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  6. ^ Khatchatourian, Maane (23 January 2014). "Fox Selects 10 Finalists for Annual Writers Intensive". Variety. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 

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