Hugh Costello wrote the Emmy-nominated original screenplay for Bernard and Doris (HBO), starring Susan Sarandon and Ralph Fiennes and directed by Bob Balaban. Other features include new drafts of The Divine Melba (Melba Productions), Colin Farrell Ruined My Life (Big Fish Productions) and The Witch of Cologne, a feature adaptation of Tobscha Learner’s novel for producers Alexandra Stone and Kerry Fulton.
His TV writing credits include The Ambassador (BBC1), On Home Ground (RTE) and Holby City (BBC1) as well as the short films The Rope Trick and Auto da Fe.
He has written numerous plays for BBC Radio 4, including Abel’s Law, The Forgetting Curve, Slightly Larger Than West Virginia, One Night in Lillehammer and Angela: Seven Days to Save the EU. His plays Greed is Good and Farran at Bay were both made “Drama of the Week”. Hugh recently wrote Pretty Vacant for BBC Radio 4’s Reactive Drama slot, which is also available on podcast apps.
Hugh has also written for many national newspapers and magazines, including the Sunday Times, the Daily Mail and Radio Times, and has indulged his passion for history as a regular contributor to BBC History Magazine. A native of Dublin, Hugh lives in London with his wife and two daughters.
Hugh Costello is represented by Rochelle Stevens