James Payne

James Payne is an experienced screenwriter who has written for some of the best known and well-loved dramas of the last decade. His credits include MR SELFRIDGE, THE MUSKETEERS, DEATH IN PARADISE, ASHES TO ASHES and HUSTLE. In 2016 he co-created and wrote Sky 1 adventure series HOOTEN & THE LADY, which also aired in the US on The CW Network. In 2015 he wrote the showpiece live episode for EASTENDERS 30th Anniversary week, which won audiences in excess of 20m as well as the 2016 BAFTA for continuing drama. In 2011, James travelled to Beirut, Lebanon to create the world’s first Arabic webdrama. SHANKABOOT ran for five series and won both Reflet D’or at the Geneva Film Festival and the International Digital EMMY® for fiction.

South East



Bethan Evans
The Agency
+44 (0)20 7467 0121
be-office@theagency.co.uk

Television

  • STRIKE BACK (Left Bank/Sky/HBO) 2017
    2 x 60′

  • HOOTEN AND THE LADY (Red Planet Pictures/Sky) 2016
    8 x 60′ Writer and co-creator

  • THE MUSKETEERS  1 & 3 (BBC) 2014 & 2016
    2 x 60′ episodes

  • MR SELFRIDGE 3 & 4 (ITV) 2014-2015
    2 x 60′ episodes

  • EASTENDERS (BBC) 2002-2009 & 2015
    78 episodes (Including 30th anniversary live episode)
    Winner: Best Soap– 2016 BAFTA Awards
    Winner: Best Soap – 2015 Broadcast Awards
    Winner: Best Single Episode – 2015 British Soap Awards

  • BY ANY MEANS (Red Planet Pictures/BBC) 2013
    6 x 60′ Writer and co-creator

  • DEATH IN PARADISE 1&2 (Red Planet Pictures/BBC) 2011-2013
    2 x 60′ script

  • HUSTLE 7 (Kudos Film and TV) 2011
    1 x 60′

  • SHANKABOOT (Batoota Films/BBC World Service Trust) 2010
    Developer, co-creator, writer; world’s first Arabic webdrama
    Winner – Best Programme: Fiction – 2011 International Digital Emmy
    Winner – Reflet D’or – 2010 Geneva Film Festival

    ASHES TO ASHES 3 (Kudos Film and TV) 2010
    1 x 60′ episode
    Nominated – Best Drama Series – Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Awards

  • MOVING WALLPAPER 1&2 (Kudos Film & TV/ITV) 2008-2009
    2×30′ episode

  • ARE YOU JIM’S WIFE? (BBC) 2006
    Original 60′ BBC1 Play


Radio

  • AONACH HOURN (BBC R4) 2014
    5x15' serial

  • LONDON LANDSCAPE 1998
    Winner –  London Arts Board Radio Playwright of the Year

  • WESTWAY (BBC World Service) 1998

  • PIRATES (BBC R1) 1995
    Winner – BBC First Bite Festival

  • SHIVER BREATHING 1994
    Adapted as a stage play for the National Theatre, Cottesloe
    Winner – Woolwich Young Radio Playwrights Festival


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