Chris Chibnall

Chris is a BAFTA and Peabody award winning screenwriter, Executive Producer, and playwright whose work has been seen, translated and remade all around the world. His work has been the recipient of multiple awards and nominations. He is the recipient of the prestigious FIPA Prix D’Honneur, and honorary doctorates from Edge Hill University and Sheffield Hallam University.

TV Credits:
  • He created, wrote and executive produced all three series of the internationally acclaimed, multi award winning Broadchurch (An Imaginary Friends co-production with Kudos for ITV)
  • BAFTA nominated The Great Train Robbery: A Robber’s Tale and A Copper’s Tale (2 x 90 minute films with World Productions for BBC One), starring Luke Evans and Jim Broadbent
  • Royal Television Society and Prix Europa nominated United (1 x 90 minute film with World Productions for BBC Two) starring Jack O’Connell, David Tennant and Sam Claflin
  • Doctor Who. Chris was the showrunner of the iconic BBC show between 2018 and 2022, casting Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor, and diversifying the writing and directing teams. During this period, it was nominated for two BAFTA Must See TV moments, and won the inaugural Visionary Award for TV Drama. The entire cast and crew were awarded honorary doctorates from Sheffield Hallam University in 2019.
  • Malaterra: French remake of Broadchurch, set In Corsica
  • Gracepoint: US remake of Broadchurch
  • Other credits include adapting, showrunning and launching the successful UK adaptation Law & Order UK, as well as writing episodes of Life On Mars and Torchwood.
  • His first series Born and Bred ran for four series on BBC One.
Plays include:
  • Worst Wedding Ever (Salisbury Playhouse, 2015 & 2017; also national tour)
  • Gaffer! (Southwark Playhouse / York Theatre Royal, 2005)
  • Kiss Me Like You Mean It (Soho Theatre 2002; since translated into multiple languages, and a successful run in Paris at the Théâtre de L’Oeuvre in 2004)

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