Chris Jury

Chris Jury is an award-winning writer and director. He has run his own successful TV script development company, Picture That, and been a Development Executive at the BBC. He has worked across the broad range of British theatre, film & TV working in the theatre with such names as Mike Bradwell, Danny Boyle and Anthony Minghella, and with companies as diverse as Hull Truck, The Bush and Stratford East; And in TV on shows such as The Bill, Holby City, Casualty, Eastenders and Coronation Street.

In 2014 his theatre play, The Liberty Tree, was one of the winners of the Script6 national playwriting competition run by The Space and was produced in May/June 2015 in a co-production between Public Domain and Bath Spa University.

In November 2014, after several years of research and development, he completed his play, Nadya, about Stalin’s second wife, Nadya Alliluyeva, which was presented as a rehearsed reading by The Production Exchange, in the autumn of 2015, starring Michelle Terry, Stephen Tompkinson, Phyllis Logan, Shaun Prendergast, Dominic Mafham, Rupert Holiday Evans, David Robb and Jamie Foreman.

He has lectured on scriptwriting and theatre, Film & TV production at the University Of West London, Leeds Metropolitan University and Bath Spa University.

He is currently developing with companies as diverse as Kudos, Red Planet, ITV Studios and the BBC. He is Artistic Director of Public Domain Productions, and writes the political philosophy blog, I Am Not A Number and for websites, Culture Matters and Counterfire, and for The Morning Star. He is a cofounder of the Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival and a founding member of the the Radical Film Network. He is a member of the TV Committee of the Writers Guild Of Great Britain.


West Midlands



Sara Moore/Rebecca Watson
Valerie Hoskins Associates
20 Charlotte St, Fitzrovia,
London W1T 2NA

T: 020 7637 4490
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Theatre Credits

NADYA. Writer. A play about Stalin’s second wife, Nadya Alliluyeva, which was given a rehearsed reading at The Park in London with a cast including Michelle Terry, Stephen Tompkinson, Phyllis Logan, Shaun Prendergast, Dominic Mafham, Rupert Holiday Evans, David Robb and Jamie Foreman.

THE LIBERTY TREE. Writer/Director. A two act comedy juke-box musical inspired by the work of Erwin Piscator produced by Public Domain Productions at The Cockpit Theatre in London as a community/trade-union theatre project.

DEFIANCE. A two-act drama written as part of the Script6 programme. Performed at The Space, London, in June 2014 and published in an anthology of new plays by Play Dead Press.

PEGGY RAMSEY FOUNDATION. A substantial grant from The Peggy Ramsay Foundation to make a research trip to Moscow and Georgia for a play about Stalin’s private life. Followed by a second substantial grant from The Peggy Ramsay Foundation, to further develop Nadya after the 2015 reading (see above).

SCRIPT6 NATIONAL PLAYWRITING AWARD Run by The Space Theatre in London, the Script6 national playwriting competition enabled six up-and-coming playwrights to write a brand-new full-length play through a programme of workshops and script development.

REALITY CHOKES. Director. Premiere of New Comedy as part of the 40 year Anniversary Celebrations of Pentameters Theatre in Hampstead. Also Executive Producer of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival remount of the original London production.

THE DIG. Co-Writer. The Cambridge Theatre Company. National Tour.

PUBLIC DOMAIN. Artistic Director - Founded Public Domain Productions with Producer Kerry Irvine to facilitate and produce projects of creative activism.

MILLENNIUM MYSTERY PLAYS. Artistic Director of the Blockley Millennium Mystery Plays (1997-2005), a large scale community theatre project in the N. Cotswolds.

Theatre Scripts Currently in Development

THE ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF A FINANCIAL ANALYST - Satirical political farce.

DEFIANCE - Rewrite of the Script6 project as a monologue.

TV Writing Credits

HOLBY CITY x 4 Episodes                               BBC TV

CASUALTY x 4 Episodes                                  BBC TV

THE BILL x 4 Episodes                                    Talkback Thames/ITV

DOCTORS x 2 Episodes                                   BBC TV

MANCINI\'S EMPIRE x 1 Episode + Bible           LWT

PUKE FICTION 2 x 1 Episode + Bible                C4

ONE INCH OF HEAVEN x 1 Episode + Bible       BBC TV

ROEG\'S RAGE x 1 Episode + Bible                    Chrysalis

THE HUB Bible/Budget/Schedule                        Chameleon TV/Grey Cat Productions/ITV

WIRED x 1 Episode & Bible                               Above The Title Productions (Radio)

TV Scripts Currently in Development

Television:

HARDWIRED - 6 x 60’ Series. 1 Episode + Bible.

RUNNING IN THE FAMILY - 6 X 30’ series. 1 Episode + Bible.

GOOMBAH  - 6 x 60’ Series. 1 Episode + Bible.

POLICE & THIEVES - 6 x 50’ Series. 1 Episode + Bible.

Feature Film:

NO ONE THERE - Ghost/Horror

HUMAN RESOURCES - Sci-Fi Comedy Satire

TV Directing Credits

EASTENDERS x 50+ Episodes           BBC TV. Director and Producer/Director. + 2 x Christmas Specials.

HOLLYOAKS x 25 Episodes                Lime Pictures/Channel 4

THE ROYAL TODAY x 20 Episodes    Yorkshire TV/ITV1

CROSSROADS x 20 Episodes            Carlton

THE COURT ROOM x 10 Episodes       Mersey TV/Channel 4. Lead Director

FAMILY AFFAIRS x 10 Episodes        Talkback Thames

DOCTORS x 5 Episodes                     BBC

CORONATION STREET x 4 Episodes  Granada

DREAMTEAM x 1 Episode                  Hewland International

LIQUID SOAP x 2 Series                  Devised and Produced this webcast comedy in association with students at Bath Spa University. Winner of the Royal Television Society South West Regional Student award for Best Fiction.

I’M SORRY I HAVEN’T A CLUE        Directed the DVD of this popular Radio Comedy Quiz.

IN HOUSE DIRECTOR                     The Hall, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

VIDAL SASSOON ACADEMY           Directed a suite of training videos for the Vidal Sassoon Academy.

RELATED

AGITPOP. Devised, produced and presented the Pop & Politics Show On North Cotswold Community Radio.

TOLPUDDLE RADICAL FESTIVAL. Co-founder of the Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival with Reuben Irving of Worcester University, an initiative arising from the Radical Film Network.

DGGB - DIRECTOR\'S GUILD. Chair of TV Committee 2002-2004. Currently a member of Director\'s UK.

WGGGB - WRITER\'S GUILD. Member of TV Committee of WGGB from 2014.

Websites:

Blockley Mystery Plays - https://blockleymysteryplays.wordpress.com/

Liquid Soap - https://recordedmediabaacting.wordpress.com/liquid-soap/

I Am Not a Number - http://www.iamnotanumber.org.uk/

Agitpop - www.agitpop.org.uk

Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival - http://www.tolpuddleradicalfilm.org.uk/

Chris Jury - www.chrisjury.co.uk

Comedy,Film,Radio,Television,Theatre

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