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Phil Charles

Phil Charles

Sl In Screenwriting


I'm an award-winning scriptwriter/playwright who lectures in scriptwriting at Sheffield Hallam part-time. Totally passionate about scriptwriting, I love working with new writers, helping them to develop their scripts to industry standard. Formerly an advertising copywriter, I can also give advice on other careers in professional writing.


I've written for TV series such as Shameless, Doctors and Murphy’s Law, and my original comedy drama series, Village Life, has been transmitted on BBC radio. I've also had numerous original TV and film projects commissioned and in development. I won a British Screenwriters' Award in 2016 for my short film script, More. In 2017 my debut stage play, The Black Eye Club, won a national playwriting award and premiered in London. My second stage play, Maybe This Time, was showcased by Redgates Theatre in 2018. My new stage play, Dad, is being produced by Full Disclosure Theatre in 2019. I'm represented by The Agency, London.

Specialist areas of interest

Screenwriting for film and TV


Subject area

Stage and Screen


BA Film Studies and Screenwriting


Writing An Original Screenplay
Adapting for the Screen
Screenwriting Project


I am presently researching and writing a book for a musical about the struggle to open the first women's refuge in the 70's. 

Other activities

Academic advisor to the MA Screenwriting degree at the University of the Arts London.

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