Michael Lee Richardson


Represented by

Louisa Minghella

Michael Lee Richardson is a writer based in Glasgow. Michael’s short film, My Loneliness is Killing Me, directed by Tim Courtney, won a BAFTA Scotland Award in 2018. It has been shown on BBC Scotland, and at film festivals around the world. Michael currently has film and television projects in development with Kindle Entertainment, Balloon, Projector Pictures, Tigerlily and Bombito, and Michael's radio drama, The End of the World, aired on BBC Radio Scotland in November 2020. Michael was an Edinburgh TV Festival Ones to Watch for 2020/21. Michael is passionate about telling rich, authentic stories about queer and working class lives and culture. Outside of writing, Michael likes 80s makeover montages, witches, and going to the shops. “Michael has a truly authentic and original voice and approaches his craft as a writer with openness, wit and imagination.” Pia Ashberry, Executive Producer, Kindle Entertainment


In Development:

In the Shed - Tigerlily Productions
Super Sad - Kindle Entertainment
Young Adult Horror Project - Balloon Entertainment A Good Spell - Bombito Productions
Out - Young Films Foundation
Station Road - Projector Pictures
Who I Am Now - Bombito Productions

Short Film:

My Loneliness Is Killing Me dir. Tim Courtney Radio:

The End of the World - BBC Radio 4/Children In Need

Poetry, Prose and Non-Fiction:

You Can't Love Yourself September 2020
The Extraordinary Life of Freddy Mercury August 2020 -Puffin
The Extraordinary Life of Alan Turing August 2020 - Puffin
The Other Team March 2019 (short story) Proud Juno Dawson - Stripes Publishing Ironteeth February 2019 (short story) Queering the Map of Glasgow - Knight Errant Press We Were Always Here: A Queer Anthology January 2019 (editor) - 404 Ink


Edinburgh International Television Festival Ones to Watch - 2020 C21 Media Dramaseries Script Competition - Finalist 2019 BAFTA Scotland Awards - Winner, Best Short Film
BBC Writersroom Scotland - Drama Room 2019

International Film Festival - Official Selection 2018 BBC Writersroom Drama Room - Finalist 2017 David Nobbs Memorial Award - Shortlist 2017 Scottish Book Trust New Writer's Award - 2015 The Big Idea - Shortlist 2015

BAFTA Rocliffe New Comedy Forum - Shortlist 2014 Trans Comedy Award - Highly Commended 2013 BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Award - Shortlist 2013

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