Alex Clarke

Writer

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Film, TV & Theatre

Film, TV & Theatre

Alex is a comedy and drama writer born in Manchester to Irish parents. She is a proud working-class autistic queer. Currently, she is working on an original TV comedy series as part of her BFI X BAFTA mentorship with Lisa McGee (DERRY GIRLS).

Alex is also working on an original TV drama on the ITV New Talent Scheme with Dancing Ledge Productions. Her mentor is Paula Milne (THE POLITICIAN'S WIFE / THE VIRGIN QUEEN).

After being selected for a Screenskills mentorship with documentary filmmaker Maria Hasse Coelho, she is embarking on her first documentary short QUEER WITCHCRAFT about the rise of alternative spirituality in the LGBTQA community.

Alex has been part of BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Guru Scheme for two years running and enjoys exploring themes of displacement, shifting identities, sexuality, and personal power in her work.

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REFUGE

2022

Dancing Ledge Productions

- Original drama series

HOW TO BE AUTISITIC

2022

Adapted Pictures / BFI

- TV adaptation of YA memoir HOW TO BE AUTISTIC by Charlotte Amelia Poe

BELOW

2022

Bonafide Films / C4

- Original short-form series
- Winner of the C4 and New Writing North TV Drama Writing Award 2017

HUNTERS MOON

2022

Hipster Films

- Folk horror feature

CLOUD 9

2022

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

- Writing under a development grant

Radio

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WAKING BEAUTY

2019

BBC Radio 4

- Winner of the BBC's Alfred Bradley Award

Theatre

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SISTERS OF THE MIDNIGHT BERRIES

2019

Salford Art's Theatre

- Dir. Roni Ellis

MY NAME IS HUNGER

2013

The Salon Collective

- Dir. Dominic Kelly
- Produced as part of The Park Theatre's Script Event

OUR KID JESUS

2013

The Salon Collective

- In association with The Cockpit Theatre (London) and 3 Minute Theatre (Manchester)
- Dir. Dominic Kelly
- Winner of 24:7 Theatre Festival's Next Big Idea Event 2013

DANCING DOG GETS A CREDIT CARD

2013

Writer's Avenue

- In association with The Soho Theatre, as part of the 6 Degrees Event
- Directed by Sandra Quartey

SECONDS

2011 - 2012

Writer's Avenue / Missfit Productions

- In association with The Soho Theatre, Pleasance Theatre and Rosemary Branch Theatre
- Dir. Adam Morley
- Winner of 'The First 20 Minutes' Playwriting Competition 2010
- Winner of 'The Next Stage' Playwriting Competition 2011
- Winner of 'The Final Stage' Playwriting Competition 2012

THE CRUCIFIXION OF MADELINE MACKAY

2009

Missfit Productions

- In association with The Red Lion Theatre and The Rosemary Branch