Lisa McGee

Writer, Executive Producer

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Film, TV & Theatre

Assistant: Jessie Lowe

Comedy

Assistant: Jessie Lowe

Film, TV & Theatre

Lisa's sitcom DERRY GIRLS (Hat Trick/Channel 4) has been C4's biggest comedy launch since 2004 and has recently been recommissioned for a second series. Lisa wrote all 6 episodes and acted as an Executive Producer on the show. She is currently developing an original series for New Pictures co-written with her husband, Tobias Beer, is working on a new project with Studio Lambert and BBC, and has written a sitcom pilot, THE HALF, for Buccaneer Media.

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, Nineeteen Ninety Two, 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.

Television

ProductionCompanyNotes

DERRY GIRLS

Hat Trick Productions

Creator, Writer, Exec Producer - 6x30'

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

In Development

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UNTITLED

2018

Studio Lambert, BBC

Theatre

ProductionCompanyNotes

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 isince 2004 and has recently been recommissioned for a second series. Lisa wrote all 6 episodes and acted as an Executive Producer on the show. She is currently developing an original series for New Pictures co-written with her husband, Tobias Beer, is working on a new project with Studio Lambert and BBC, and has written a sitcom pilot, THE HALF, for Buccaneer Media. 

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, Nineeteen Ninety Two, 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.