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Marcus Lloyd

Marcus Lloyd

Marcus grew up in London and after graduating from Worcester College, Oxford with a degree in Physics, he went on to study drama writing with playwright Bernard Kops while supporting himself in the cloakroom of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. His first play Taking Pictures was a winner in the New London Radio Playwright's Festival and was directed by Gerard Murphy. The following year he won BBC Television's Double Exposure screenwriting award for his 60 minute television drama, A Relative Stranger which starred Jason Isaacs, Siobhan Redmond, Suzanna Hamilton and Ioan Gruffudd. His first stage play Dead Certain was produced by Bill Kenwright at the Theatre Royal, Windsor and has gone on to be produced around the world. In 2002 his screenplay Cuckoo won The Oscar Moore Foundation Screenwriting Award and the 10,000 prize was presented to him by Emma Thompson. He subsequently received commissions from a number of companies including Kudos Productions for his original thriller Wake Up Dead; SQ Productions for an adaptation of Brian Aldiss's cult sci-fi classic Non-Stop;  and Boudica Films for The Adventures of Maurice Wilson. In 2016 Dead Certain was adapted for Polish Televison and broadcast under the name Zabojcza Pewnosc  on TVP1 (dir. Marius Malec.) And in 2017 his short film To The Grave (dir. Esther Hegarty, St Catherine Productions) won a number of awards including Best Drama at the Euro Shorts International Film Festival. Other work includes the short films Miriam (dir. Esther Hegarty, based on the short story by Truman Capote), The Interview (dir. Andy Kelleher, White Dolphin Films) and the radio plays, Vacant Possession and The True Story Of Mr. Box for Independent Radio Drama Productions.