Michael Lee Richardson

Michael Lee Richardson is a writer and youth worker based in Glasgow.

They are an Edinburgh TV Festival Ones to Watch for 2020/21.

Michael’s short film, My Loneliness is Killing Me – directed by Tim Courtney – won a BAFTA Scotland Award in 2018. It has been shown on BBC Scotland, and at film festivals around the world.

Michael currently has television projects in development with a range of different production companies.

Michael’s radio drama, The End of the World, aired on BBC Radio Scotland in November 2020.

As a youth worker, Michael set up and ran Trans Youth Glasgow.

Michael is passionate about telling rich, authentic stories about queer and working class lives and culture.

Outside of writing, Michael likes 80s makeover montages, witches, and going to the shops.

“Michael has a truly authentic and original voice and approaches his craft as a writer with openness, wit and imagination” - Pia Ashberry, Executive Producer, Kindle Entertainment


Louisa Minghella, Agent
3rd Floor, 26 Litchfield St, London WC2H 9TZ
Tel.: +44 7907 056 205

The End of the World - radio drama for BBC Radio 4/Children in Need (November 2020)

In the Shed (in development) - children’s TV drama for Tigerlily Productions

Super Sad Generation (in development) - young adult TV drama for Kindle Entertainment

Out (in development) - TV drama for Young Films Foundation

Station Road (in development) - TV drama for Projector Pictures 
Shortlisted in C21Media’s TV Scriptwriting Competition and BBC Writersroom’s Drama Script Room 2017

Who I Am Now (in development) - short film for Bombito, directed by Jack Goessens

The urgency of the disco beat (director/producer). Commissioned by Lux Scotland, screened on BBC Scotland as part of BBC Loop (May 2019)

My Loneliness is Killing Me (script) - short film, directed by Tim Courtney. Commissioned by SFTN/BFI Network, screened on BBC Scotland as part of ‘Next Big Thing’ (April 2019).
Winner: Bafta Scotland Award (Best Short Film), ‘highly commended’ Iris Prize 2019
https://vimeo.com/259674174 (password: MLiKM)

Poetry, prose and nonfiction

You Can’t Love Yourself (poems about RuPaul)

The Extraordinary Life of Freddie Mercury (children's nonfiction), Puffin

The Extraordinary Life of Alan Turing (children’s nonfiction), Puffin

‘The Other Team’ (short story), Proud, Stripes Publishing

‘Ironteeth’ (short story), Queering the Map of Glasgow,  Knight Errant Press

We Were Always Here: A Queer Anthology (editor), 404 Ink

Comedy, Film, Radio, Television