And welcome to Scriptwriting in the UK, the gateway into my screenwriting world.

It all started with my old blog back in 2005 as I shared my experiences as an industry script reader and emerging writer. This new site is a place to find out all you need to know about scriptwriting in the UK, especially if you’re a new writer on the scene.

For advice and free downloads about scriptwriting (plus the best of the blog archive), visit this page. For new articles and latest news/work updates, check out my blog. If you’d like me to read your script and give feedback, please visit this page. I also offer a mentoring service.

** NEW** Check out the UK Scriptwriter’s Survival Handbook. Buy it now on Amazon or watch the promo vid below.

I made a 4-part video series called ‘Getting Into Screenwriting‘ which you can watch here or via the embed below.

With Tim Clague, I co-host the UK Scriptwriters Podcast, which we started in 2010. It covers a wide range of topics about scriptwriting in the UK, as well as interviews with great UK writers. It’s really worth checking out!


Danny under caravanI’ve been a screenwriter/consultant since 2001. My television writing credits include EastEnders, Doctors and high-profile children’s shows such as Octonauts, Fleabag Monkeyface, Roy, and the new Thunderbirds for CiTV. I also write/direct (my supernatural thriller, Origin, won Best Horror at the London Independent Film Festival 2012), and I’ve co-written/directed the live-action children’s film Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg? with Tim Clague.

In 2007, I helped set up the Red Planet Prize, a scheme to discover new writers, with writer/producer Tony Jordan, which has proved to be a great success. Hopefully my site will provide you with all the information you need to get started as a scriptwriter; you can always email me with any questions or feedback.

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