Trix Worrell

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Trix Worrell (born 1959) is a St Lucia-born writer, composer and director best known as the creator and writer of television sitcoms Desmond's and Porkpie for Channel 4.

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Worrell started as a theatre writer and director. He went on to create the Albany Basement Theatre Company and has written and directed plays in most of the leading London fringe theatres from Upstairs at the Royal Court to OvalHouse. A graduate of the National Film and Television School, and winner of Channel 4’s 'Debut' writers competition, Worrell went on to create, write and direct Desmond's and Porkpie for Channel 4 and What You Looking At for London Weekend Television.

He has written the scripts for several award ceremonies including MTV Europe Awards for Ali G in Frankfurt, for P Diddy in Barcelona, the MOBO Awards and the BBC2 Wind Rush Ceremony. Worrell directed an internet drama entitled "Dog Endz", and the critically acclaimed one woman show "Little Big Woman" starring Llewella Gideon at the Leicester Square Theatre. He has also taught in three of the most highly established film schools in Europe; at the NFTS in the UK, La Femis in Paris, and Lodz in Poland

Screen credits include For Queen and Country which was produced by Working Title Films and directed by Martin Stellman and which starred Denzel Washington, Amanda Redman and Sean Chapman.

He started Wicked Films and Trijbits & Worrell with his business partner Paul Trijbits. They opened up offices in Los Angeles and went on to work with New Line Cinema, Fox, Universal, Disney, ABC, Carsey-Werner, Whoopi Goldberg, The Cosby Show and Ridley Scott. His company produced and developed an number of films. Most notable of these are:

Worrell is a BAFTA nominee, British Comedy and the Royal Television Society award winner. He is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Medal from the Royal Television Society. He is the first recipient of ‘Vantage’, a special award presented at BAFTA by Screen Nation. Worrell was made an honorary member of the British Comedy Academy in 2011.

He was also voted one of the ‘100 Great Black Britons Throughout History’ by the Daily Mail.[1] An excerpt from Desmond's was used in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

In 2016, he was an Artistic Associate Producer on The Works short film, written and directed by Elliot Barnes-Worrell starring Ralph Fiennes and Sharon D. Clarke and Produced by Lisa Osborne. He is currently working on his first novel. Brown Skins in the Rain, a coming of age comedy set in 1969; and a children's illustrated book set in Hastings called Sea Dogs.

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