The Writer – Steven Greenhorn

Stephen Greenhorn was born in West Lothian, Scotland in 1964 and started writing professionally in 1989 while studying at Strathclyde University. He has been writing full-time since graduating.

Stephen's plays have been produced by a wide variety of theatre companies across the UK as well as on BBC Radio. Notable successes include The Salt Wound (1994) and Dissent (1998) for 7:84 Theatre Company and Passing Places (1997) for the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh. Passing Places has since been translated many times, produced world-wide and won the author a nomination for Scottsh Writer of the Year 1998.

He has also co-written Sleeping Around (1998) for Paines Plough Theatre Company in London and Gilt (2003) for 7:84. He adapted the children’s novel King Matt (2001) for TAG Theatre Company and translated The Ballad of Crazy Paola (2001) for the Traverse.

His TV work includes the six-part drama series Glasgow Kiss (2000) and the feature–length drama Derailed (2005) both screened by BBC 1. In 2002 he created BBC Scotland’s successful new soap opera River City.

In 2006 his adaptation of Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea screened on both BBC 4 and BBC 1. Most recently, he has written episodes for both the 2007 and 2008 seasons of Doctor Who.

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