Lisa McGee

Writer, Executive Producer

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Channel 4

Photograph: Channel 4

Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Nick Barron
Assistant: Nicole Schivardi

Comedy

Agent: Nick Barron
Assistant: Nicole Schivardi

Film, TV & Theatre

Lisa's sitcom DERRY GIRLS (Hat Trick/Channel 4) has been C4's biggest comedy launch since 2004, the second season aired on Channel 4 in March 2019 and she is now shooting the third season. Lisa wrote all episodes and acted as an Executive Producer on the show. Her new mini-series THE DECEIVED, co-created with Tobias Beer, has recently aired on Channel 5/Virgin Ireland. Lisa and Tobias are developing other original series TV - THE FRAMING OF WILLIAM CRAWFORD, with Mammoth Screen; a book adaptation, with Chapter One and THE HOUSE OF KELLS, with Kudos Film & Television.

Lisa wrote 2 episodes for the second series of INDIAN SUMMERS for New Pictures/ C4 having written an episode in series one. Her original six-part sitcom LONDON IRISH, produced by Company Pictures for C4, went out in 2013.

Lisa wrote an episode of THE WHITE QUEEN for Company Pictures/BBC1/Starz. Prior to this, she was developing Martina Cole’s THE FAMILY for Company Pictures/Sky. She wrote an episode each for the second, third and fourth series’ of the BAFTA-nominated BEING HUMAN (Touchpaper/BBC3) having previously completed the third series of RAW, her original TV series for Ecosse/RTE, which earned her both IFTA and Zebbie nominations.

Her stageplay Jump has been adapted as a feature by Hot Shot Films and Northern Ireland Screen. Previously, Lisa wrote the 60’ pilot THE THINGS I HAVEN'T TOLD YOU for Tiger Aspect/BBC3 and contributed to Channel 4’s TOTALLY FRANK.

Lisa’s plays include THE HEIGHTS, for the National Theatre Connections 2009 performed in the Olivier theatre, NINETEEN NINETYTWO, part of the The Fairer Sex season at The Abbey Theatre Dublin. Her play Jump had a critically-acclaimed off-Broadway run at the Exchange Theatre, New York in 2008, and was more recently directed by Max Roberts at Live Theatre Newcastle. Previous plays include GIRLS AND DOLLS (Stewart Parker Award Winner; Susan Smith Blackburn Award runner up; Irish Theatre Award nominee) and SEVEN YEARS AND SEVEN HOURS for Rough Magic.

Lisa was the Writer on Attachment at the National Theatre in 2006.

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THE FRAMING OF WILLIAM CRAWFORD

Mammoth Screen

Co-Written with Tobias Beer

THE HOUSE OF KELLS

Kudos Film &Television

Co-written with Tobias Beer

Television

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DERRY GIRLS (Season 2)

2020

Hat Trick Productions/Channel 4

Creator, Writer, Exec Producer - 6x30'
Nominated, Best Scripted Comedy, BAFTA TV Awards 2020.
Nominated, Best TV Situation Comedy, Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award 2020.
Nominated, Best Comedy Series, the Edinburgh TV Awards 2019.
Nominated, Best Comedy Programme, the Broadcast Awards 2020.

SKINT

Hopscotch Films/BBC4

Executive Producer with Peter Mullan on 8x15 min series of monologues. Writer of one monologue.

THE DECEIVED

New Pictures

4 x 60' mini-series. Co-written & co-created with Tobias Beer.
Nominated, Best Script - Drama, Irish Film and Television Awards 2021.
Nominated, Best TV Drama Script, Writers' Guild of Ireland Zebbie Awards 2021.

DERRY GIRLS

Hat Trick Productions/Channel 4

Creator, Writer, Exec Producer - 6x30'.
Winner, Best Scripted Comedy, RTS Awards 2018.
Winner, Best Comedy Writer in TV, British Screenwriters' Awards 2018.
Winner, Best Writer Soap and Comedy, Irish Film and Television Awards 2018.
Nominated, Best Scripted Comedy, BAFTA Television Awards 2019.

INDIAN SUMMERS

New Pictures / Channel 4

3 x 60' episodes

LONDON IRISH

Company Pictures

Creator, Writer, Associate Producer - 6x30'

THE WHITE QUEEN

Company Pictures / BBC1 / Starz

1 x 60' episode

BEING HUMAN

Touchpaper / BBC3

3 episodes

THE THINGS I HAVEN'T TOLD YOU

Tiger Aspect / BBC3

Original 60' pilot

TOTALLY FRANK

Channel 4 / Initial Productions

RAW

Ecosse / RTE

Creator and lead writer - 4 series

Film

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JUMP

Hot Shot Films and Northern Ireland Screen

Adaptation of play

Theatre

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THE HEIGHTS

National Theatre

Connections 2009, performed in the Olivier Theatre

NINETEEN NINETY TWO

The Abbey Theatre Dublin

Part of the The Fairer Sex season

JUMP

2008

The Exchange Theatre, New York

More recently directed by Max Roberts at Live Theatre Newcastle

GIRLS AND DOLLS

Rough Magic

Stewart Parker Award Winner; Susan Smith Blackburn Award runner up; Irish Theatre Award nominee

SEVEN YEARS AND SEVEN HOURS

Rough Magic

Comedy

Lisa's sitcom DERRY GIRLS (Hat Trick/Channel 4) has been C4's biggest comedy launch since 2004, the second season aired on Channel 4 in March 2019 and she is now shooting the third season. Lisa wrote all episodes and acted as an Executive Producer on the show. Her new mini-series THE DECEIVED, co-created with Tobias Beer, has recently aired on Channel 5/Virgin Ireland. Lisa and Tobias are developing other original series TV - THE FRAMING OF WILLIAM CRAWFORD, with Mammoth Screen; a book adaptation, with Chapter One and THE HOUSE OF KELLS, with Kudos Film & Television.

Lisa wrote 2 episodes for the second series of INDIAN SUMMERS for New Pictures/ C4 having written an episode in series one. Her original six-part sitcom LONDON IRISH, produced by Company Pictures for C4, went out in 2013.

Lisa wrote an episode of THE WHITE QUEEN for Company Pictures/BBC1/Starz. Prior to this, she was developing Martina Cole’s THE FAMILY for Company Pictures/Sky. She wrote an episode each for the second, third and fourth series’ of the BAFTA-nominated BEING HUMAN (Touchpaper/BBC3) having previously completed the third series of RAW, her original TV series for Ecosse/RTE, which earned her both IFTA and Zebbie nominations.

Her stageplay Jump has been adapted as a feature by Hot Shot Films and Northern Ireland Screen. Previously, Lisa wrote the 60’ pilot THE THINGS I HAVEN'T TOLD YOU for Tiger Aspect/BBC3 and contributed to Channel 4’s TOTALLY FRANK.

Lisa’s plays include THE HEIGHTS, for the National Theatre Connections 2009 performed in the Olivier theatre, NINETEEN NINETYTWO, part of the The Fairer Sex season at The Abbey Theatre Dublin. Her play Jump had a critically-acclaimed off-Broadway run at the Exchange Theatre, New York in 2008, and was more recently directed by Max Roberts at Live Theatre Newcastle. Previous plays include GIRLS AND DOLLS (Stewart Parker Award Winner; Susan Smith Blackburn Award runner up; Irish Theatre Award nominee) and SEVEN YEARS AND SEVEN HOURS for Rough Magic.

Lisa was the Writer on Attachment at the National Theatre in 2006.