Alice Birch

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Photograph: Georgina Ower, 2013

Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Giles Smart
Associate Agent: Jennifer Thomas

Film, TV & Theatre

Film: Lady Macbeth (Nominated Outstanding Debut & Best British Feature BAFTA 2018, Nominated Best International Film Spirit Awards 2018, Winner 5 British Independent Film Awards 2017 including Best Screenplay, Winner Discovery Award European Film Awards 2017, Winner International Critic's Prize (FIPRESCI Prize) at San Sebastian International Film Festival 2016, Winner Critic's Choice Award for Best First Feature at Zurich Film Festival 2016, Winner Best Screenplay at Turin Film Festival).

Her second feature will be an adaptation of the Graham Swift novel Mothering Sunday for Number 9 Films and Film 4. She will also adapt bestselling novel The Silent Patient for Plan B.

TV: Normal People (BBC / Element Pictures) adapted from the novel by Sally Rooney, Nominated for 4 Emmy Awards including Sally Rooney and Alice Birch for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series. Alice was also in the writers’ room as Story Editor for Season 2 of Succession (HBO).

Theatre:  [BLANK] (Donmar Warehouse / Clean Break); Orlando (Schaubühne, Berlin); La Maladie de la Mort (Bouffes du Nord); Anatomy of a Suicide, Ophelia’s Zimmer, Revolt. She said. Revolt again (Royal Court Theatre); We Want You To Watch (National Theatre); The Lone Pine Club (Pentabus); Little Light (Orange Tree); Little on the inside (Almeida/Clean Break); Salt (Comedie de Valence); Many Moons (Theatre503).

Other Awards include: Winner Susan Smith Blackburn Prize 2018, Finalist 2015 and 2012; George Devine Award (Revolt. She said. Revolt again); Arts Foundation Award for Playwriting. In 2016, Alice was selected as one of the Creative England 50, a shortlist of individuals and companies judged to be the country’s most inventive, innovative and creative minds. In 2015 Alice was nominated for Friedrich Luft Prize.

Alice is represented by United Agents in the UK and by UTA in the US.

In Development

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DEAD RINGERS

Amazon

TV series in development

MOTHERING SUNDAY

Number 9 Films / Film 4

Feature adaptation of novel by Graham Swift

THE SILENT PATIENT

Plan B

adapted from the international bestseller

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National Theatre

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Jerwood Opera

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Almeida

Television

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NORMAL PEOPLE

2020

Element / BBC

Adapted from the novel 'Normal People' by Sally Rooney
5 x 30' (Episodes 7-10 and 12)
6 x 30' (Episodes 1-6) co-written with Sally Rooney
*Nominated for 4 Emmy Awards including Sally Rooney and Alice Birch for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series

SUCCESSION

2019

HBO

As Story Editor

Film

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LADY MACBETH

2016

iFeatures

Feature script developed through iFeatures development scheme adapted from the Russian Novella by Nikolai Leskov
*Nominated for Outstanding Debut and Outstanding British Film BAFTA 2018
*Nominated Best International Film - Spirit Awards 2018
*Winner Best Screenplay BIFA 2017
*Winner Discovery Award European Film Awards 2017
*Winner International Critic's Prize (FIPRESCI Prize) at San Sebastian International Film Festival 2016
*Winner Critic's Choice Award for Best First Feature at Zurich Film Festival 2016
*Winner Best Screenplay at Turin Film Festival

Theatre

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2019

Donmar Warehouse / Clean Break

Dir. Maria Aberg

ORLANDO

2019

Schaubuhne Theatre Berlin

By Virginia Woolf, in a version by Alice Birch, Dir. Katie Mitchell

LA MALADIE DE LA MORT

2018

Bouffes du Nord

Dir. Katie Mitchell

ANATOMY OF A SUICIDE

2017

Royal Court Theatre

Dir. Katie Mitchell
Published by Oberon
*Winner Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

SCHATTEN

2016

Schaubuhne Theatre Berlin

Text by Alice Birch adaptated from the Elfriede Jelinek
Conceived and Directed by Katie Mitchell

OPHELIAS ZIMMER

2015

Royal Court Theatre/ Schaubuhne Theater Berlin

Text by Alice Birch
Conceived and Directed by Katie Mitchell
*Nominated for 2015 Friedrich Luft Prize

WE WANT YOU TO WATCH

2015

RashDash

Project in development at the National Theatre

LITTLE LIGHT

2015

Orange Tree Theatre

Dir. David Mercatali
Published by Oberon Books

REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN.

2014

Royal Shakespeare Company

Dir. Erica Whyman
As part of: Midsummer Mischief
Published by Oberon Books
* Co-winner of the 2014 George Devine Award
* Finalist in the 2014/15 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

THE LONE PINE CLUB

Pentabus Theatre

Adapted from the books by Malcolm Saville

LITTLE ON THE INSIDE

2013

Clean Break Theatre Company

Dir. Lucy Morrison
As part of Almeida Festival 2013

SALT

2013

Comedie de Valence (France)

15 minute play for the A ROOM IN TOWN project

MANY MOONS

2011

Theatre503

Dir. Derek Bond
Published by Oberon Books
* Finalist in the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

Radio

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ABSOLUTELY DELISH

2012

BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Drama

Original play
Prod. Helen Perry

[BLANK] reviews - Donmar Warehouse 2019

★★★★★ Independent | ★★★★ Daily Mail | ★★★★ Daily Telegraph | ★★★★ Evening Standard | ★★★★ Financial Times | ★★★★ Metro | ★★★★ Observer | ★★★★ Sunday Times | ★★★★ The Stage | ★★★★ Time Out | ★★★★WhatsOnStage | ★★★★★ A Younger Theatre | ★★★★ Broadway World | ★★★★ Gay Times | ★★★★ Londonist | ★★★★ Libby Purves for TheatreCat | ★★★★ The Upcoming |