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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
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:
- The Young Americans, written and directed by Danny Cannon and starring Harvey Kietel, Vigo Mortessen, Thandi Newton and Iain Glen.
- Roseanna’s Grave, directed by Paul Weiland and starring Jean Reno and Mercedes Ruehl.
- Hardware, directed by Richard Stanley and starring Dylan McDermott.
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.
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.