Leslie Stewart

Born in Benghazi Libya of a Syrian mother and Scottish father. Educated at De La Salle School, Tripoli, Libya and St Edwards College, Malta.

Membership: British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA), Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, British Academy of Composers, Songwriters and Authors, the Performing Rights Society.




East Anglia


Christine Glover
Casarotto Ramsay & Associates
London



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WORK FOR THE STAGE:  The musical SHOOT-UP AT ELBOW CREEK (The Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond; Greenwich, London; etc.); THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL, (with Keith Strachan & Jeremy Paul; The Orange Tree, Richmond; Contact, Manchester; Reykjavík Opera House; European and Russian tours etc.), which transposed Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairytale to the world of alcohol abuse and child-prostitution. A song from the show, ‘Mistletoe and Wine’ won an Ivor Novello Award. THE SOLDIER (Ware Arts Centre/Various). Contributed to the London Revue CITY DELIGHTS (with Keith Strachan; Oxford Playhouse, The Lyric, Hammersmith, etc.)

FILMS & PLAYS FOR TELEVISION: THREE MINUTE HEROES (Play for Today BBC 1); THE AMAZING MISS STELLA ESTELLE (Play for Today BBC 1); SPACE STATION: MILTON KEYNES (Screen Two, BBC); WIDE GAMES (Scene, BBC 2); GOOD NEIGHBOURS (Scene, BBC 2); JANNA, WHERE ARE YOU? (Scene, BBC 2); Q.P.R. ASKEY IS DEAD (Scene, BBC 2); THAT GREEN STUFF (Scene, BBC 2); TWO OF US (Scene, BBC 2); THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL (HTV/Picture Base, Emmy Nomination); BOOGIE OUTLAWS (mini-series, BBC 2); LOVE BYTES, an anthology series Nominated for Most Outstanding Drama Series – Silver Logie Award 2005, produced by Shine and Fox TV.

OTHER TELEVISION WORK: writing for the drama series and serials PEAK PRACTISE (Carlton TV); HOLBY CITY (BBC TV); DOWN TO EARTH (BBC TV); MONARCH OF THE GLEN (BBC TV/Ecosse); CASUALTY (BBC TV); AS IF (Ch4/Carnival/Columbia Tri-Star); URPO & TURPO (Lumifilm, Helsinki). Internationally acclaimed animation series.

PLAYS FOR RADIOTHE KEY TO MY FATHER’S HOUSE (BBC R4, The Monday Play, starring Ken Colley, Francesca Brill, Adam Hussein. The first play broadcast around events leading up to the First Gulf War); CANADA PARK (BBC R4, The Monday Play, starring Harry Towb, James Coyle and Tom Rogers. A play about the destruction of the Palestinian villages of Amwas, Beit Nuba and Yalu by the IDF in 1967); DANCING BACKWARDS (BBC R4, The Friday Play, starring Bill Nighy, Frances Barber, Sheridan Smith. The wrongful arrest of a teenager.)

SCREENPLAYS: THE PROMISED LAND, a feature film (Picture Palace. Producer: Malcolm Craddock); MOOMINS ON THE RIVERA (Handle Productions/Pik Tak; a hand-dawn animation feature film, sold to over 40 territories; UK general release (Vertigo) - May, 2015)

DIRECTEDFOOT IN THE DOOR (Just Films/Anglia TV); ONCE UPON A TIME (LISA/Eastern Arts); HOW GREEN IS MY ALLEY (LSA); FILIGREE, a documentary (Just Films/BFI/Eastern Arts); THAT GREEN STUFF (Scene, BBC2); SPACE STATION: MILTON KEYNES (Screen 2, BBC 2); LOLA (BBC 1); SHE’S NOT THERE (BBC 1); TERRY (BBC 1)

PUBLICATIONS the TV screenplays:  JANNA, WHERE ARE YOU? (BBC), TWO OF US (BBC); WIDE GAMES (Longmans), GOOD NEIGHBOURS (Longmans), THREE MINUTE HEROES (Cambridge University Press); novel: TWO OF US (Arlington).

 

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