Laura Poliakoff

Writer

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Nick Barron
Assistant: Nicole Schivardi

Film, TV & Theatre

Laura is currently writing the pilot script for her drama series OBSESSION, developed with Lime Pictures and commissioned by Channel 4. Her comedy-drama series HENS has been optioned by Water & Power. 

Laura was recently part of a writers’ room developing a new series with Tony Jordan for Red Planet Pictures, and was selected for the BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017. Her feature film THE HONEYMOON, a psychological thriller, is being developed with director Nicole Volavka. 

Previously Laura wrote for the BBC shows HOLBY CITY, EASTENDERS and CASUALTY. She was part of the Royal Court Young Writers' Programme and the BBC Writers Academy; her first play CLOCKWORK opened at the Hightide Festival 2012 and was published by Methuen Drama. Laura studied screenwriting at The National Film and Television School from 2009-2011.

Laura is also a playwright, represented by Emily Hickman at The Agency.

In Development

ProductionCompanyNotes

HENS

Water and Power

Pilot script optioned

OBSESSION

Lime Pictures

Script commissioned by C4

THE HONEYMOON

Feature film being developed with Director Nicole Volavka

FIFTEEN

Constant Productions

Feature film

Television

ProductionCompanyNotes

DOCTORS

BBC 1

2 x 30’ episodes

HOLBY CITY

BBC 1

1 x 50’ episode

EASTENDERS

BBC 1

11 x 30’ episodes

CASUALTY

BBC 1

3 x 50’ episodes

Short Films

ProductionCompanyNotes

NO PLACE LIKE HOME (Co-Writer)

NFTS

Directed by Mary Nighy

BERTIE CRISP (Co-Writer)

NFTS

Directed by Francesca Adams. Starring Kathy Burke, Tamsin Greig and Mark Benton

BURN THE CLOCK

2013

Raging Calm Productions

Directed by David Tucker. Starring Gemma Jones and Gawn Grainger