Anthony Neilson



As Writer/Director for Screen, commissions include low budget feature film PSYCHICS for Emu Films/Film4 and original tv drama series DISCONTENT for Endor Productions.  Anthony’s debut feature film which he wrote and directed, THE DEBT COLLECTOR, was Winner of the Fipresci International Critics Award (Dragon Pictures/Film 4).  As a Writer, he has developed multiple original series for tv including SPILSBURY (Stone City/BBC) and written episodes of SPOOKS (Series 9 & 10), (Kudos/BBC).  As a Director he directed two episodes of I HATE SUZIE (Bad Wolf/Sky) and is currently directing CRIME S2 (Buccaneer/Britbox).

Theatre credits as Writer/Director include: THE TELL-TALE HEART (National Theatre), THE PRUDES (Royal Court), ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (Edinburgh Lyceum) UNREACHABLE (Royal Court), THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE (Hammer Films/Sonia Friedman/Liverpool Playhouse), NARRATIVE (Royal Court); GET SANTA! (Royal Court); RELOCATED (Royal Court), GOD IN RUINS (Soho Theatre); REALISM (National Theatre of Scotland/Edinburgh Lyceum); THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISSOCIA (Tron/Edinburgh Lyceum/Theatre Royal Plymouth/Royal Court/national tour); THE SEANCE (National Theatre Connections); THE MENU (National Theatre); THE LYING KIND (Royal Court); EDWARD GANT’S AMAZING FEATS OF LONELINESS (Theatre Royal, Plymouth and Headlong Theatre Company national tour); STITCHING  (Traverse/Bush); THE CENSOR (Finborough/Royal Court); THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS (Finborough); PENETRATOR (Edinburgh Festival/Finborough/Royal Court); NORMAL: THE DUSSELDORF RIPPER (Edinburgh Festival/Finborough); THE YEAR OF THE FAMILY (Finborough); WELFARE MY LOVELY (Traverse).

Directing credits include, for Theatre: THE BIG LIE (Latitude Festival), THE DRUNKS (Courtyard Theatre) both for the Royal Shakespeare Company; THE DEATH OF KLINGHOFFER – Herald Angel Award(Edinburgh International Festival/Scottish Opera)and a revival of MARAT/SADE for RSC.