Stephen Greenhorn has been a professional dramatist for theatre, radio and television since 1989. His plays have been produced by a wide variety of theatre companies across the UK and around the world. Notable successes include The Salt Wound (1994) for 7:84, Passing Places (1997) for the Traverse (produced at Pitlochry in 2014), King Matt (2001) for TAG, and award-winning The Proclaimers musical Sunshine on Leith for Dundee Rep which toured the UK and Scotland 2007-10. Sunshine on Leith was staged again in April 2018 by the West Yorkshire Playhouse and received rave reviews.
His feature adaptation of Sunshine on Leith for Black Camel Pictures/DNA premiered September 2013 at the Toronto International Film Festival to rave reviews and has enjoyed a UK-wide release.
Stephen’s TV work includes the six-part drama series Glasgow Kiss (BBC1, 2000), the feature–length adaptation of Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea (BBC1, 2006) two episodes of Doctor Who and critically-acclaimed five-part series Marchlands (ITV, 2011). He also created the popular soap opera River City for BBC Scotland.
Stephen completed a 60’ pilot episode for Behind Closed Doors for Red Planet/BBC, episode one of Laidlaw for Company/BBC Scotland based on the William McIlvanney novels, and the first episode for original series This Mortal Coil for ITV Studios/ITV.
He currently has projects in development with Big Talk/ITV, the BBC, STV and Kudos and is writing an episode of Around the World in Eighty Days for Slim Film & TV/France Télévisions.
Stephen Greenhorn is represented by Frances Arnold