Carol Russell

Writer

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Sean Gascoine
Associate Agent: Amy Sparks

Film, TV & Theatre

Carol is British-Jamaican and trained at Jamaica School of Drama (now known as Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts). As a writer, Carol’s screenplay, House of Usher, was one of six short films made by Crucial Productions  for the BBC. She was the principle scriptwriter for two series of Comin’ Atcha, starring pop group, Cleopatra for ITV. Carol has also worked with Red Productions and was commissioned to write a series based on House of Usher. Her monologue, Horns of a Dilemma, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. She was also one of the BAFTA nominated team of adapters of Jacqueline Wilson’s Story of Tracy Beaker. Carol was one of 15 writers chosen for the inaugural MEDIAXCHANGE ADVANCED TELEVISION DRAMA WRITING programme 2017/2018, and was one of 20 writers chosen from around Europe for the inaugural SERIES MANIA WRITERS CAMPUS 2018. She has work in development with three production companies, including GreenAcre Films where she’s working on two drama series, Dark Justice and What Happened at Number 4? Carol wrote one of the multi-award winning drama series, SOON GONE: A WINDRUSH CHRONICLE, celebrating the 70th anniversary of The Windrush broadcast on BBC4 in 2019. She was longlisted for Thousand Films/Sid Gentle Films Screenwriting competition. Carol is currently writing two episodes of the 9th Series of Stone for BBC Radio 4, and has been accepted on the Criterion New Writing Programme.

In Development

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DREAMING WHILST BLACK

2021

Big Deal Films

As Writer

FAITH, HOPE & GLORY S3

2021

BBC

As Writer

WHAT HAPPENED AT NUMBER 4?

2020

GreenAcre Film and Television

As Writer

YOLO

2018

Bend It Productions

Writers Room

DARK SAVIOUR

2018

Media Xchange

As Writer

MACKENZIE'S LAW

2014 - 2018

ITV Studios

As Writer

SPLINTERED

2017

GreenAcre Film and Television

As Writer

HOUSE OF SASHA

2005

Indigo Productions US

As Writer
Unproduced

STATELY HOMIES

2001

BBC New Writers Initiative

As Writer
Treatment / Step Outline / First Draft Script

Television

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SOON GONE: WINDRUSH CHRONICLES

2019

Douglas Road Productions / Young Vic 2019 for BBC

As Writer / Broadcast on BBC Three
Winner: Best Short Form Feature Award – Mipcom 2019
Winner: Best Short Form Series Award – Content Innovation Award – TBI: Digital TV 2019
Nominated: Best Short Form Drama Award – Broadcast Digi 2019
Nominated: Best Short Form Drama – BAFTA 2020

EASTENDERS

2010

BBC

As Writer / Shadow Scheme

THE STORY OF TRACEY BEAKER

2002

CBBC

As Writer
Nominated: Children’s Drama – Creative Team - BAFTA 2002

SHANIQUA

1999

Granada

As Writer
Six part series commissioned by Christine Langan and Justin Judd

COMIN' ATCHA

1998 - 1999

Initial Productions for ITV

As Principle Screenwriter
Starring pop group 'Cleopatra'

Radio

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STONE

2021

BBC Radio 4

As Writer
2x episodes
TX Date 1st Feb 2021

HORNS OF A DILEMMA

2001

BBC Radio 4

As Writer
broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.

Theatre

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8:46 SYRITA

2020

Theatre Royal Stratford East

As Writer and Performer
Audio Play

Short Films

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INVISIBLE WOMAN

2019

As Writer

HOUSE OF USHER

1998

Crucial Productions for BBC

As Writer