Jonny Wright is a writer and actor who co-wrote and co-created LITTLE DARLINGS for Sky Kids / Sky Cinema. Current original writing projects in development for screen include PUNCHLINE for Starling Pictures (script commission), PICKET TEST for Recurring Dreams / BFI (screenplay commission), LINE CALL for 5 Acts (script commission), FEAR NO-ONE (World Productions) and CUCKOOING for Working Title. Jonny was a guest writer on BULLETPROOF Season 4 (Vertigo / Sky, Series not produced). Other writers’ rooms he has staffed in include LOVESONG (UCP Universal / Starz), 40 ACRES (Bonnie Productions / Sky), A TOWN CALLED MALICE (Vertigo / Sky), DAY 1’s (Hera, created by Doug Ellin), HACKNEY WICK (Bad Wolfe / Channel 4), BREATHE (Vertigo), HATTORI HACHI (Red), CLASS DISMISSED (CBBC) and he wrote on an episode of The Amazing World of Gumball for Cartoon Network.
Jonny is a graduate of the 2019 4Screenwriting course and was also shortlisted for 4Stories and has since been in various writersrooms. He was awarded the Felix Dexter Bursary in 2017 by BBC Comedy following which his sitcom pilot, SICK LEAVE was commissioned by Fudge Park / BBC. Previously, he was selected for BBC Comedy’s Funny on Three initiative and out of that, BBC3 optioned his sitcom, OH BROTHER. He also won the Brian Glover Award for his short film, SOLDIER BOY and, among others, appeared in the Mike Leigh film A Running Jump. Jonny is also a hip-hop artist and has currently been commissioned by the Royal & Derngate to write a musical, MAMACOOSA.