Christine Murphy

Christine Murphy is a scriptwriter from Belfast. Her debut feature film Cup Cake premiered and won the Audience Award at the Belfast Film Festival in 2010. In 2013, she won the Irish Writers’ Guild Zebbie Award for her BBC Radio 4 drama Kicking the Air starring Vicky McClure. She is a 2016 alumnus of the prestigious eQuinoxe Europe feature script development programme. She has written for several long-running TV series, including Emmerdale, Doctors and Eastenders and is currently writing for the new Britbox/BBC TV series Hope Street.

Northern Ireland

HOPE STREET (2022) Episodes 3 & 7 (PGMTV and Long Story TV)

HOPE STREET (2021) Episodes 3 & 8 (PGMTV and Long Story TV)

TOUT VA BIEN (2021) Short audio play for the MAC Theatre.

THERE ARE NO HOMOSEXUALS IN IRAN Feature adaptation of my radio play KICKING THE AIR. In development with Contrast Film, Switzerland.

THE SECRET PEACEMAKER Feature script of Fr Alec Reid’s key role behind the scenes in the Northern Irish peace process. Commissioned by New Decade and developed with NI Screen.

DANI’S CASTLE (2013) ‘Hey Mr DJ’ episode (CBBC/The Foundation)

KICKING THE AIR (2012) Afternoon Play starring Vicky McClure & Sophia Myles. Produced by Heather Larmour for BBC Radio NI (BBC Radio 4)

Winner: Writers’ Guild of Ireland Award for Best Radio Script 2013

HOPE DIES LAST (2011) Short stage play about the war in Kosovo performed at the Arcola Theatre London’s Miniaturists Series.

SEACHT Series 4 (2010) Irish language drama – 2 episodes (BBC NI/TG4)

CUP CAKE (2009) original feature film starring Michelle Fairley & Adam Best

Winner: NI Screen Low Budget Feature Fiction Fund 2009

Winner: Audience Award, Belfast Film Festival, April 2010

Winner: First Place, Best Feature, Rhode Island Film Festival, August 2010

Winner: Grand Prize, Best Feature, North Country Film Festival, October 2010

SEACHT Series 3 (2009) Irish language drama – 1 episode (BBC NI/TG4)

BEL’S BOYS (2006) Network children’s sit-com – 1 episode (Endemol)

DOCTORS (2005) ‘Best Eaten Cold’ episode (BBC1)

EMMERDALE (2003-2004) 13 episodes (Granada/ITV)

GYPSY BABY (2003) Treatment nominated for the Dennis Potter Award.

EASTENDERS (2002) 1 episode (BBC1)

MILLTOWN Feature about joyriding and punishment beatings in Belfast.

Comedy, Film, Radio, Television, Theatre