Stephen Greenhorn

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, 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.

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, 20011). He also created the popular soap opera River City for BBC Scotland.

Stephen has recently completed the pilot 60’ episode for Behind Closed Doors for Red Planet/BBC, the pilot of Laidlaw for Company/BBC Scotland based on the William McIlvanney novels, a 90’ retelling of Oliver Twist for BBC1 and the first episode for original series This Mortal Coil for ITV Studios/ITV.

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Stephen Greenhorn is represented by Frances Arnold.


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