Stephen Thompson (writer)

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Stephen Thompson
Born 1967 (age 50–51)
Nationality British
Occupation screenwriter, playwright
Known for Sherlock, Jericho

Stephen Thompson (born 1967), sometimes credited as Steve Thompson, is a British playwright and screenwriter.

Prior to writing he was a maths teacher at Tiffin School.[1] He trained on the RADA playwrights' course, and his first play, Damages, was performed at the Bush Theatre in 2004, winning the Meyer-Whitworth Award for new writing.[2]

Career[edit]

In 2005 he was made Pearson writer in residence at The Bush where his next play Whipping It Up was also performed. Roaring Trade was performed by Paines Plough at the Soho Theatre.[3] His most recent play No Naughty Bits was performed at Hampstead Theatre in September 2011.[4]

His first credit for television came on the medical soap Doctors in 2005. Since then, he has contributed scripts for several popular shows, including Silk, Upstairs Downstairs, Doctor Who and the first three seasons of Sherlock (both in collaboration with Steven Moffat). in 2016, he created the period drama series Jericho, which re-imagines the building of the Ribblehead Viaduct. In April 2016 ITV confirmed that a second series of Jericho was not going to be commissioned.[5]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Damages, Josef Weinberger Plays, 2004.
  • Whipping It Up, Nick Hern Books, 2006.
  • Roaring Trade, Nick Hern Books, 2009.
  • No Naughty Bits, Nick Hern Books, 2011.

Television writing credits[edit]

Production Notes Broadcaster
Doctors
  • Criminal Negligence (2005)
  • Sport for All (2005)
BBC One
The Whistleblowers
  • No Child Left Behind (2007)
ITV
Sherlock BBC One
Silk
  • Episode 1.5 (2011)
BBC One
Doctor Who BBC One
Upstairs Downstairs
  • All The Things You Are (2012)
BBC One
Sinbad
  • House of Games (2012)
Sky1
Jericho
  • Series creator, all episodes (2016)
ITV
Deep State
  • Stories (2018)
  • Reunion (2018)
Fox

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