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Stephen Thompson  * Writer

Stephen Thompson
Stephen Thompson

Steve Thompson initially worked as a playwright before moving into television screenwriting.

He trained on the RADA playwrights' course, and his first play, entitled 'Damages', was performed at the Bush Theatre in 2004, where it went on to win the Arts Council's Meyer-Whitworth Award for new writing. Following this he was made Pearson writer in residence at the Bush Theatre in 2005, where his next play 'Whipping It Up' was also performed. 'Roaring Trade' was performed at Paines Plough and the Soho Theatre which also played 'Song of the City'. His most recent play, 'No Naughty Bits,' was performed at Hampstead Theatre in September 2011.

On television, his first screenwriting credit was for the BBC daytime serial 'Doctors' in 2005, where he wrote two episodes. In 2007 he wrote a single episode of short lived ITV drama 'The Whistleblowers', and after a break from television returned with the second episode of Sherlock's first series - The Blind Banker. After writing for legal drama Silk in 2011, and the pirate themed 'Curse of the Black Spot' for Doctor Who's sixth series, Steven contributed the dramatic and cliffhanging script for the last episode of Sherlock's second series - The Reichenbach Fall. He also contributed the screenplay for the fourth episode of the second series of the revived 'Upstairs Downstairs', broadcast in March 2012.

  • 2010 - 2012Sherlock (TV series, Writer)
  • 2010 - 2012The Blind Banker
  • 2010 - 2012The Reichenbach Fall
  • 2011Doctor Who (TV series, 1 Episode)
  • 2011Silk (TV series, 1 Episode)
  • 2007The Whistleblowers (TV series, 1 Episode)
  • 2005Doctors (TV series, 2 Episodes)