As a long-time member of Liverpool band The Farm, in the mid-1990s Roy turned to script writing. Writing for Brookside (112 epsiodes), as well as working alongside Phil Redmond on the initial 20 episode pilot series - then as a member of the writing team on Hollyoaks (29 eps). He went on to write for Jimmy McGovern’s BAFTA winning The Street as well as for TV shows including Missing (lead writer - 3 eps), Eastenders (3 eps) and The Bill (3 eps). He has written extensively for Radio 4 with credits including two series of 'The Queens of Noise' - devised and co-written with Louise Wener (singer with Sleeper) and 'Lifestyles of the Trapped and Cabbaged' and 'Headwrecked Shanghaied and Shipless'.
Roy co-founded an co-owns Hurricane Films, in 2009 he was BAFTA-nominated for producing 'Of Time And The City - directed by Terence Davies - and has since produced two more of the director's films - Sunset Song (2015), and A Quiet Passion (2016). Most recently he produced 'Prayer Before Dawn' (dir. Jean Stephane Sauvier) and returned to writing, adapting Stuart Maconie's novel 'Cider With Roadies' - which is in development.