DA Nixon

Writer

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Giles Smart
Assistant: Ellie Byrne

Film, TV & Theatre

Dan is a playwright and screenwriter from South East London. His debut full-length play LOOK ME IN THE EYE WHEN WE’RE DANCING won Out of Joint’s Writers in Theatre Award and his next play ST. IVES was commissioned by Sky Arts for their ART 50 festival at the Barbican. For TV, he was selected for the 2021 BBC Studios Writers’ Academy. He is currently writing on EASTENDERS and CASUALTY and has original projects in development with Two Brothers Pictures and BBC Studios.

Previously, his work has been performed, read and/or developed at theatres including the Barbican, the Lyric Hammersmith, the Criterion, the Soho Theatre, the Arcola, Theatre 503 and Southwark Playhouse. He has been shortlisted for the Old Vic 12, Theatre 503 Five and the Kevin Elyot Award. He is also an associate lecturer in scriptwriting at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.

In Development

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UNTITLED

BBC Studios

Original Series

THE WEEK BEFORE

Two Brothers Pictures

Original hi-concept thriller

EASTENDERS

BBC One

Episode Commission

BEST MATE

Feature film co-written w/ director Eoin Glaister

LIABILITY

Original conspiracy thriller
Selected for BBC Writers’ Academy from over 1,000 applicants

Television

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CASUALTY

2022

BBC One

Episode TX: 16th April 2022

Theatre

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ST. IVES

2022

Lighthouse, Poole

Winner of the Lighthouse Playwriting Prize

ST. IVES

2019

Sky Arts / Barbican

ART 50 festival performance
Dir. Sara Joyce

LOOK ME IN THE EYE WHEN WE’RE DANCING

2018

Out of Joint

Rehearsed reading at Soho Theatre, dir. Matthew Blake
Winner of the WiT Award

SHUDDER

2016

Criterion Theatre

Dir. Tatty Hennessy
Extract of full-length play

HOW TO BUILD AN IGLOO

2016

Arcola / Miniaturists

Dir. Tatty Hennessy
Short play

SHUDDER

2016

Southwark Playhouse / Theatre Renegade

Dir. Tatty Hennessy
Extract of full-length play

FIGURE 8

2015

Theatre 503

Dir. Jessica Daniels
Short play

DOWN ON THE FARM

2014

Southwark Playhouse / Little Pieces of Gold

Dir. Madelaine Moore
Short play

ARTS GRANT

2013

Lyric Hammersmith

Dir. BackHere! Theatre
Short play