PAUL BASSETT DAVIES
Paul has written, performed, produced, and directed for stage, film TV, radio and other platforms, if you can think of any. He co-founded the ground-breaking multimedia company Crystal Theatre, and his one-man shows won comedy awards at the Edinburgh Festival. His first novel Utter Folly topped the Amazon humorous fiction chart in 2012, and his latest novel, Dead Writers in Rehab was published in May 2017. He's working on a new one, which will be a dystopian comedy-thriller. Imagine Blade Runner, but with Inspector Clouseau. He has also written several short stories, including The Spots, which is one of 'Six Scary Stories Selected and Introduced by Stephen King' and received a lovely postcard from Stephen King about it. Recently his story Seeing the Werewolf was shortlisted for the Galley Beggar 2018 story prize.
On radio and television Paul has worked with some of the biggest names in British comedy. He produced the Sony Award winning show Do Go On, which he also co-wrote with Graeme Garden and Griff Rhys Jones. His radio plays have featured Bill Nighy, David Hemmings, Linda Smith and Alison Steadman. He co-wrote and performed in the BBC Radio 4 sitcom At Home With the Hardys with Jeremy Hardy, and his own radio sitcom Reception was broadcast on BBC R4 in 2015. He once worked with Spike Milligan, twice.
In film, Paul wrote the screenplay for the animation feature film The Magic Roundabout and has been working on a film version of legendary underground comic book counter-culture heroes The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers with their creator, Gilbert Shelton. He has written and directed several short films, including HOW DO YOU FEEL for Channel 4, which won awards. He has also worked on music videos with both Ken Russell and Kate Bush.
He’s also been the vocalist in punk band, a welder’s mate and a cab driver, among other things.
Paul is a director of Euroscript Ltd. He runs writing workshops and provides script consultancy.