Steve Thompson is a British playwright and screenwriter. He is currently adapting The Liebermann Papers (the first in the series of Frank Tallis novels) with Endor Productions, and The Beauty Of Murder for Sky. His feature film Fastnet is with Working Title.
He created the ITV drama Jericho, starring Jessica Raine and Hans Matheson, it depicted the untold story of the 1870’s Yorkshire Rail Workers.
He’s written episodes for all three series of the BAFTA winning BBC shows Sherlock, Silk, Doctor Who, Upstairs Downstairs and Mutual Friends as well as the ITV show The Whistleblowers.
He is also an award-winning playwright. His debut play Damages ran to rave reviews and sell-out audiences at the Bush Theatre in summer 2004. It was awarded the Meyer Whitworth Award for 2005 (Arts Council Best New Play).
His second play Whipping It Up, directed by Terry Johnson and starring Richard Wilson premiered at the Bush Theatre in November 2007 and successfully transferred to the West End in Spring 2008 before embarking on a sell out UK tour. Whipping It Up received an Olivier Award nomination for Best New Comedy in 2007.
Steve’s play about the City Roaring Trade (2009) broke the Soho Theatre’s box office records for highest ticket sales ever. His play No Naughty Bits premiered at Hampstead Theatre in 2012.
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