Paul Abbott

Paul Abbott is a celebrated English television writer and producer. His early years were marked by a deeply unstable working-class home life, one in which both parents eventually abandoned Abbott and his nine siblings ... Read more »

Filmography

Producer (17)

No Offence 2014 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Shameless 2001 - 2003, 2010 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Clubbed 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

State of Play 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Tony 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Stronger 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Innocent 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

To The Ends of the Earth 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

State of Play 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Touching Evil 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Cracker: Men Should Weep 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Producer

Cracker: The Big Crunch 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Producer

Cracker: To Be a Somebody 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Producer

All in the Game (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Girl in the Café (TV Show)

Executive Producer

To the Ends of the Earth (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Writer (13)

Hit and Miss 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Creator

Twenty8k 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

State of Play 2009 (Movie)

(from BBC Television Series: "State of Play") (Source Material)

Touching Evil (USA) 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Source Material

Touching Evil III 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Creator

Touching Evil II 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Creator

Reckless 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Writer

Cracker: True Romance 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Screenplay

Cracker: White Ghost 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Screenplay

Cracker: Best Boys 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Screenplay

Butterfly Collectors (TV Show)

Screenplay

Reckless -- the Sequel (TV Show)

Writer

The Best of Both Worlds (TV Show)

Writer
Director (1)

Linda Green 2001 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Director
Other (1)

Tomorrow La Scala! 2002 (Movie)

Writing Consultant (Consultant)

Biography

Paul Abbott is a celebrated English television writer and producer. His early years were marked by a deeply unstable working-class home life, one in which both parents eventually abandoned Abbott and his nine siblings, leaving them essentially in the care of the eldest daughter. Abbott got his start as a story editor in 1987, working on the drama "Coronation Street", a long-running soap about regular Manchester folks. By 1994, he had stepped up to producer duties, and the following year, he added "writer" to his resume, working on the hit crime mystery "Cracker", which starred Robbie Coltrane as a forensic psychologist; the series earned Abbott his first BAFTA win for Best Drama. In 2000, several series writing credits later, Abbott created the drama "Clocking Off", another series devoted to Manchester's blue-collar inhabitants and received another BAFTA Best Drama win in 2001 for his efforts. Following the lauded crime miniseries "State of Play", he created another show, "Shameless", which drew on his parentless childhood amidst many siblings. The series, which is actually a comedy, and for which Abbott writes and executive produces, has been critically acclaimed and lasted much longer than any of his prior shows. Both "State of Play" and "Shameless" received American adaptations, with Abbott having a hand in the latter project, which proved to be quite successful as well. Clearly on a roll, he unveiled yet another show in 2012, the eccentric crime series "Hit & Miss".

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