Gary Mitchell

Writer

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Film, TV & Theatre

Associate Agent: Freddie Best

Film, TV & Theatre

Gary Mitchell is an internationally recognized, multi-award winning, writer from Northern Ireland. In 1998 he was made Writer in Residence at the Royal National Theatre in London, and his plays have been performed at a variety of leading theatres including the Royal Court (Upstairs and Downstairs), the Abbey Theatre (Dublin) and the Lyric Theatre (Belfast). Awards include the Pearson Best New Play Award, the George Devine Award, the Evening Standard Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising New Playwright and the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best New Play. Critics have raved about his work and The Guardian has declared him to be ‘one of the most talked about voices in European Theatre’ and ‘arguably Northern Ireland’s greatest playwright’. 

In Development

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THE GOODE FAMILY

2019

Red Productions / C4

Pilot Commission

DEAD ON

2019

ITV Studios

Treatment

FIREFIGHT

2018

BBC NI / Artis Pictures

Pilot Commission

BLUD AND THUNDER

2017

Nice One Productions / NI Screen

Pilot commission

ADDICTED TO VIOLENCE

2017

Leviathan Films

Pilot and Series Bible commision

Theatre

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BURNT OUT

2017

Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Lyric Commission

SMILEY

2016

Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Directed by Conall Morrison

1932

2016

The Mac

Co-writer with Martin Lynch
Directed by Martin Lynch

DEMENTED

2014

Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Directed By Richard Croxford

RE-ENERGIZE

2013

Playhouse Theatre, Londonderry

Directed by Conall Morrison

LOVE MATTERS

2012

Aisling Ghear Theatre Company, Belfast

Directed by Aisling Ghéar

SUICIDE BRUNETTE

2010

Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Directed by Heather Davies

REMNANTS OF FEAR

2005

Dubblejoint Theatre Company, Belfast

Directed by Pam Brighton

**Winner: Aisling Award for Outstanding Achievement in Arts and Culture 2005

LOYAL WOMEN

2003

Royal Court Donwstairs, London

Directed by Josie Rourke

AS THE BEAST SLEEPS

2001

Lyric Theatre, Belfast and Tricycle Theatre, London

Directed by John Sheehan

MARCHING ON

2001

7:84 Theatre Company, Scotland (Tour)

Directed by Gordon Laird

THE FORCE OF CHANGE

2000

Royal Court Upstairs (Apr) and Downstairs (Nov), London

Directed by Robert Delamere

**Winner: Evening Standard Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright
**Joint Winner: George Devine Award
**Nominated: South Bank Show Award

CONVICTIONS: HOLDING CELL

2000

Tinderbox Theatre Company

One of seven short plays performed in Crumlin Road Courthouse, Belfast

**Winner of ESB Times Best Production Award

ENERGY

1999

The Playhouse, Londonderry

Directed by Joe Devlin

TRUST

1999

Royal Court Upstairs & Eureka Theatre, San Francisco

Directed by Mick Gordon

**Winner: Pearson Best Play of the Year Award

AS THE BEAST SLEEPS

1998

National Theatre Society / Abbey Theatre Dublin

Directed by Conall Morrison

TEARING THE LOOM

1998

Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Directed by David Grant

IN A LITTLE WORLD OF OUR OWN

1997

Abbey Theatre, Dublin / Lyric Theatre, Belfast / National Theatre Society

Directed by Conall Morrison

**Winner: Irish Theatre's Best New Play Award, 1997
** Winner: Belfast Arts Drama Award, 1998

SINKING

1997

Replay Theatre Company Theatre in Education

Directed by Janice Jarvis

**Winner: Belfast Arts Drama Award, 1998

THAT DRIVING AMBITION

1995

Replay Theatre Company: Theatre in Education

Directed by Brenda Winter

ALTERNATIVE FUTURE

1994

Point Fields Theatre Company, Belfast

Directed by David Grant

INDEPENDENT VOICE

1994

Tinderbox Theatre Company

Directed by Tim Loane

Television

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8 DAYS THAT SHOOK ROME

2017

October Films / C5

Drama-Doc x 2 episodes
Dir: Nigel Levy
Prod: Kate Bullions

AS THE BEAST SLEEPS

2002

BBC 2 / BBC NI

TV Film
Dir: Harry Bradbeer
Prod: Tony Rowe

Third Place: Prix Europa, 2002
Winner: Belfast Arts Award for Television, 2002

AN OFFICER FROM FRANCE

1998

RTE

TV Film
Dir: Tony Barry
Prod: David Blake Knox
Starring: Adrian Dunbar, Ruairi Conaghan

Short Films

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SUFFERING

2003

Straight Face Productions / BBC NI

As Writer/Director
Prod: Tony Rowe

**Winner: Best Short Film, Belfast Film Festival

Radio

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ULSTER VOLUNTEERS

2014

RTE Radio 1

FIGHTING COWARDICE

2014

RTE Radio 1

LOVE'S WORST DAY

2013

BBC Radio 4

BABIES

2012

RTE Radio 1

FREEDOM OF POVERTY

2011

RTE Radio 1

IAN REALLY LIKES MARY

2010

RTE Radio 1

**Gold Medal in the New York "World's Best Radio Programs"
**Placed 5th at the 15th Prix Marulic European Radio Festival in Croatia

FORGOTTEN PEOPLE

2009

RTE Radio 1

ECHOES OF WAR

2009

BBC Radio 3

2 episodes x 60 mins

JUST 'CAUSE

2008

RTE Radio 1

LOYAL WOMEN

2003

BBC Radio 4

THE FORCE OF CHANGE

2002

BBC radio 4

AS THE BEAST SLEEPS

2001

BBC Radio 4

AT THE BASE OF THE PYRAMID

1997

BBC Radio 4

DRUMCREE

1995

BBC Radio 4

**Shortlisted for Sony Award

MANDARIN LIME

1995

BBC Radio 4

With Jimmy Murphy

STRANDED

1995

BBC Radio 3

POISON HEARTS

1994

BBC Radio 4

A TEARFUL OF DREAMS

1993

BBC Radio 4

INDEPENDENT VOICE

1993

BBC Radio 4

**Winner of the Stewart Parker Award (BBC Radio Drama) 1994

THE WORLD, THE FLESH AND THE DEVIL

1991

BBC Radio 4

**Award Winner, Young Playwright's Festival