JIM CARTWRIGHT is a multi award winning, international playwright, screenwriter and director. His work is in almost continuous production around the world and has been translated into over 35 languages. His plays have been performed at The National Theatre, The Royal Court Theatre, The West End of London and on Broadway and in many of the principle theatres of the world.
His plays include, ROAD now considered a modern classic and winner of The George Devine Award, The Plays and Players Award, Drama Magazine Award and The Samuel Beckett Award. Voted third best play of the decade and in the top 50 best plays in the history of theatre. THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE nominated for six Olivier Awards, winning three including Best Comedy and winner of the prestigious Evening Standard Award. TWO winner of the M.E.N best new play award. BED, EIGHT MILES HIGH, PRIZE NIGHT, HARD FRUIT, A CHRISTMAS FAIR, and most recently at the National Theatre MOBILE PHONE SHOW and RAZ Fringe First winner 2015 at the Edinburgh Festival.
Film and television include, ROAD, VROOM, JUNE, WEDDED, VILLAGE, VACUUMING COMPLETELY NUDE IN PARADISE, STRUMPET, KING OF THE TEDS, the award winning film LITTLE VOICE was adapted from his play THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE.
As a Director he has worked at The Royal Court Theatre, The Ambassadors Theatre in the West End, The Royal Exchange Theatre and more recently directed the number one nationwide tour of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. In television he has directed for the BBC, JOHNNY SHAKESPEARE winner of two Royal Television Society Awards, and most recently KING OF THE TEDS starring Brenda Blythen, Alison Steadman and Sir Tom Jones.
He has worked with major talent such as Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall etc) Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaie etc) along with many other leading figures from Theatre, Film and television including prominent actors such as Jane Horrocks, Pete Postlethwaite, Sean Bean, Ian Drury, Clive Owen, Chris Eccleston, Brenda Blethyn, David Thewlis, Kevin Bacon, Jim Broadbent, Alison Steadman, Sue Johnston, Michael Caine, Timothy Spall to name a few....
He has received an Honorary Doctrate from Bolton University, has been a visiting professor at The University of Salford and his old school Harper green have named a building in his honour.
His plays have been in constant publication since 1986 and are on school, college, and university curriculums