Shaun Duggan

Writer

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Nick Barron
Assistant: Nicole Schivardi

Film, TV & Theatre

Shaun is the lead writer on JAMIE JOHNSON the CBBC series adapted from Dan Freedman’s children’s books which is currently in production on its fifth series after ebing the lead writer on series four. He wrote episode five of BROKEN for LA Productions/BBC1 and writes regularly for MOVING ON (LA Productions/BBC Daytime). He previously wrote an episode of BANISHED for RSJ/BBC2 and is currently developing original projects with BBC Drama and Catalyst titled EVA, GRACE & THE BOYS NEXT DOOR.

Shaun wrote the opening episode for the second series of Jimmy McGovern’s ACCUSED for RSJ/BBC1 (starring Sean Bean in an International Emmy and RTS Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated performance as tranvestite teacher, Tracie Tremarco). Shaun and Jimmy were nominated for a BAFTA Craft award for the script and Caitlin Moran said in The Times “It was physically affecting — that brilliant, drug-like transcendence where you’re floating inside a story… I can’t remember the last time I was so on the side of someone in a script.”

He previously wrote an episode of crime drama JUSTICE for BBC Daytime, as well as an episode of STEPPING UP a drama for CBBC.

Shaun has written extensively for television. He spent 8 years writing for BROOKSIDE (where his claim to fame was writing the `lesbian kiss`), and four years at EASTENDERS. Other television work includes IS HARRY ON THE BOAT (Sky), MAISIE RAINE (BBC) WATERLOO ROAD (BBC), JIGGERY POKERY BBC), and HIGH RISE, LOW LIFE Channel 4).

His writing career began at the age of 16, when his play WILLIAM, inspired by The Smiths song of the same name, was produced at London`s Royal Court Theatre Upstairs as part of their Young Writers’ Festival, 1986. Shaun was befriended by his hero, Morrissey, who also interviewed him about the play on Channel 4`s The Tube. Shaun continued to write other stage plays for the Liverpool Everyman and the Playhouse, including IT'S NEARLY JUNE, A BRUSQUE AFFAIR,  ALL LIPS AND SEX, and BOY (winner of the Liverpool Echo and Daily Post Best Writing Award), which went on a UK tour before transferring to the Lyric Studio, London. His play DRAMA QUEEN was produced in Liverpool as part of the city`s Capital of Culture celebrations in 2008.

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ProductionCompanyNotes

JAMIE JOHNSON S5

Short Form Film Company/ CBBC

Lead Writer

EVE, GRACE AND THE BOYS NEXT DOOR

Catalyst

Original Series

SOULMATES

BBC Studios

Original Series

Television

ProductionCompanyNotes

JAMIE JOHNSON S4

2018

Short Form Film Company/ CBBC

Lead Writer

BROKEN

LA Productions / BBC

1 x 60' episode

JAMIE JOHNSON S1, 2 & 3

Short Form Film Company / CBBC

Lead Writer

MOVING ON

LA Productions / BBC

Multiple episodes

BANISHED

See - Saw Films

1 x 60' episodes

STEPPING UP

LA Productions

ACCUSED

RSJ / BBC

1 x 60' episode starring Sean Bean

JUSTICE

LA Productions

EASTENDERS

BBC

WATERLOO ROAD

BBC

IS HARRY ON THE BOAT?

Rapido Television

MAISIE RAINE

Fair Game Films

BROOKSIDE

Mersey Television

JIGGERY POKERY

BBC

HIGH RISE, LOW LIFE

Channel 4

Theatre

ProductionCompanyNotes

IT'S NEARLY JUNE

Liverpool Everyman and the Playhouse

A BRUSQUE AFFAIR

Liverpool Everyman and the Playhouse

ALL LIPS AND SEX

Liverpool Everyman and the Playhouse

BOY

Liverpool Everyman and the Playhouse

Winner of the Liverpool Echo and Daily Post Best Writing Award. UK tour and transfer to the Lyric Studio, London.