Jonny Wright



Jonny is a writer for stage and screen.  He writes Comedy, Drama-Comedy and Drama.  He is a graduate of the 2019 4Screenwriting course (C4) and was also shortlisted for Channel 4’s 4Stories.  He was awarded the Felix Dexter Bursary in 2017 by BBC Comedy and off the back of that had a sitcom commissioned by the BBC, called SICK LEAVE.  Previously he was selected for BBC Comedy’s Funny on Three initiative.  He won the Brian Glover Award for his short film Soldier Boy in 2012. Currently, Jonny is writing a Shadow Script for BULLETPROOF Season 4 (Vertigo/Sky1) and developing original projects with producers including, SURE BANKER (Firebird) and SNITCH (Castlefield).  He is under commission to Royal & Derngate/Perfect Pitch to write hip-hop musical HOAX.

Jonny wrote, directed and helped raise money for his short film, HUEY AND LOUIS, which was screened at numerous UK and US festivals, including a  screening at BAFTA; it is now available to watch on Little Dot Studios Youtube channel, Tall Tales.  He has had sitcoms optioned by Channel 4 and Hat Trick Productions.  He has also written an episode of The Amazing World of Gumball for Cartoon Network.

Starting off as a playwright, he came through the Royal Court and Soho Theatre’s Young Writers’ Programmes, Jonny has subsequently had plays on at The Bush Theatre and the Arcola Tent and has had play commissions from theatre companies  including  Talawa  and  Stephen Joseph Theatre.

Jonny is also an actor and hip-hop artist and is currently developing a musical commissioned by Perfect Pitch and a sitcom optioned by Fudge Park.